Meg Whitman takes over at HP (roundup)

Leo Apotheker is ousted after less than a year at the helm. But are Hewlett-Packard's problems too deep and too tangled for anyone to fix?

Leo Apotheker is ousted after less than a year at the helm. But are Hewlett-Packard's problems too deep and too tangled for anyone to fix?

HP's top challenge vs. rivals: Continuity

Continuity wouldn't be such a big deal for Hewlett-Packard if it didn't have to compete with IBM and Oracle daily.
• No quick fixes at HP, say analysts
(Posted in Between the Lines by Larry Dignan)
September 23, 2011 7:01 a.m. PT

Apotheker bids farewell; did he see it coming?

Former HP CEO Leo Apotheker exits gracefully, saying Meg Whitman and her executive team will succeed in achieving the company's goals.
(Posted in CNET Digital Home by Don Reisinger)
September 23, 2011 6:13 a.m. PT

Meg Whitman
New HP CEO Meg Whitman PRNewsFoto/Procter & Gamble

BNET: Fixing a troubled company--advice for Meg Whitman

She'll need to rely on HP's management team, the very one that's been deemed passe by the board. Here are some suggestions for how Whitman can win over HP's rank and file.
• Meg Whitman, the HP board's next blunder-in-waiting
(Posted in The Purposeful Leader by John Baldoni)
September 23, 2011

HP facing pressure to keep PC unit inside--report

Asia-based suppliers prefer that Hewlett-Packard keep its PC business inside the company, according to a report. HP Executive Chairman Ray Lane did not discount that possibility today in a conference call.
(Posted in Business Tech by Brooke Crothers)
September 22, 2011 9:56 p.m. PT

In first e-mail, Whitman installs suggestion box

In first e-mail to HP employees following Meg Whitman's appointment as new CEO, Whitman and Executive Chairman Ray Lane call on staffers to offer up their best work. They also ask for suggestions.
(Posted in Business Tech by Larry Dignan and Edward Moyer)
September 22, 2011 7:31 p.m. PT

HP CEO, chairman reiterate commitment to hardware

New HP CEO Meg Whitman and Chairman Ray Lane stress support for HP's hardware business in the wake of ousted CEO Leo Apotheker's heavy emphasis on software and services.
(Posted in Business Tech by Brooke Crothers)
September 22, 2011 5:33 p.m. PT

HP's Ray Lane on why Leo Apotheker had to go

Although HP's conference call to introduce Meg Whitman as CEO revolved around her capabilities, a lot of Ray Lane's time was throwing Leo Apotheker under the bus.
(Posted in Between the Lines by Larry Dignan)
September 22, 2011 4:05 p.m. PT

In Whitman, HP gets a CEO used to the spotlight

After running eBay and making a run to become California's governor, Whitman won't be deterred by the intense scrutiny sure to be endured by the next CEO
(Posted in Business Tech by Roger Cheng and Elinor Mills)
September 22, 2011 1:25 p.m. PT

HP's CEO carousel continues: Whitman in, Apotheker out

Hewlett-Packard may be easier to fix than California--new CEO Meg Whitman ran to be governor--but it can be just as dysfunctional as its home state at times.
• Text of HP's Meg Whitman announcement
(Posted in Between the Lines by Larry Dignan)
September 22, 2011 1:13 p.m. PT

If HP's board calls, don't pick up the phone

commentary Dysfunction, thy name is Hewlett-Packard. CNET's Jim Kerstetter offers Meg Whitman some unsolicited advice if she is asked to run the company.
(Posted in Business Tech by Jim Kerstetter)
September 22, 2011 7:09 a.m. PT

Would Meg Whitman be up to running HP?

Hewlett-Packard has to decide whether its recent issues are about the leadership or its plan to ditch PCs and bolster software and services.
• ZDNet: Will ousting Apotheker at HP make any difference?
(Posted in Between the Lines by Larry Dignan)
September 22, 2011 6:25 a.m. PT

HP is having an identity crisis

CEO Leo Apotheker's potential ouster is only the latest symptom that the world's No. 1 PC supplier is having trouble defining its business, say analysts.
(Posted in Nanotech: The Circuits Blog by Brooke Crothers)
September 21, 2011 9:07 p.m. PT

Meg Whitman for HP CEO? Board eyes change

New reports say former eBay CEO Meg Whitman could replace Leo Apotheker, who has held the chief executive job at Hewlett-Packard for about a year.
(Posted in CNET Digital Home by Don Reisinger)
September 21, 2011 8:46 a.m. PT

 

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