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HP taps Vignette CEO for software job

Thomas Hogan will report to Ann Livermore as he heads up Hewlett-Packard's software business.

Thomas Hogan

Hewlett-Packard said on Thursday that Vignette CEO Thomas Hogan will head the company's software business, starting next month. He will report to Ann Livermore, executive vice president of the company's Technology Solutions Group, which sells to corporate customers.

"Tom is a seasoned software leader with a strong business track record," Livermore said in a statement. "His deep domain expertise makes him an ideal leader for our software business and a great addition to the HP team." Vignette sells content management software. HP's main software product is its OpenView management line. The company has acquired a number of smaller firms to fill out the features of OpenView, such as enhanced security.