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In all the fuss surrounding HP’s change of CEO, discussion of the previous incumbent’s decision to acquire Cambridge-based Autonomy for $10.3 billion has taken something of a back seat. Quentin Hardy writes today for the New York Times to suggest that the deal is still on, and that Apotheker’s strategy remains in force at HP. Whilst Autonomy’s prowess in managing unstructured enterprise data is well known, and potentially of value to HP, it remains to be seen whether a compelling case can be made to shareholders and Wall Street. Autonomy’s shareholders were already spooked, and the presumed loss of the deal’s champion inside HP can do little to ease their concerns.