The job cuts, which amount to 7.5 percent of the company's workforce, will come over the next three years. The restructuring program is expected to save it $1.8 billion annually.
PC company declines to give specifics, but says this quarter is reflecting the same conservative IT spending witnessed in the second quarter.
Hewlett-Packard claims to be interested in customer innovation, but its stance toward open source doesn't bear this out.
Taking his place will be Joe Eazor, a current EDS senior vice president, who will report to Ann Livermore, head of HP's business technology unit.
The CTO of Hewlett-Packard's consumer group looks to squelch rumors sparked earlier this week about the fate of its Voodoo PC unit.
In a meeting with financial analysts, Chief Executive Mark Hurd defends purchase of EDS as his company announces massive job cuts.
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Mark Hurd's abrupt departure from HP over fake expense reports and a relationship with an employee is the second major scandal on his watch in his five-year tenure at HP.
Amid a "hiring chill" in Redmond, CNET News checked in with other big tech giants on their personnel plans.
At the Web 2.0 Expo in New York, just a stone's throw from the turmoil on Wall Street, it was hard not to notice the financial-industry meltdown.