Hewlett-Packard has named Steve Smith as its new senior vice president of managed services, a division of HP Services that runs clients' computing infrastructure and elements of their businesses such as human resources. He replaces Uli Holdenried, who took over as managing director of HP Germany.
Smith reports to, executive vice president of the technology solutions group at HP. Before taking the job, Smith was vice president of global professional and managed services at Lucent Technologies, the telecommunications company that also formerly employed HP Chief Executive . Before that, Smith worked for 16 years at Electronic Data Systems, leading the company's sales force, among other posts.