Meg Whitman

Two HP execs to hit the road soon

Todd Bradley and Dave Donatelli, once stalwarts in HP’s executive suite, have been sidelined of late and are now on their way out the door, Reuters reports.

Report: Feds look into HP claims of Autonomy fraud

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into HP’s allegations that former Autonomy management misled the company about its books, according to a Bloomberg News report. The SEC brought in the FBI because criminal acts have been alleged by HP management.

Former Autonomy execs reject HP’s fraud charges

Autonomy’s former management, including Mike Lynch, deny HP charges that they misled, practiced bad accounting and failed to disclose key information to HP prior to its acquisition of Autonomy. HP has asked the US and UK authorities to pursue a criminal investigation.

HP requests fraud investigation into Autonomy deal

Update: Hewlett Packard charges Autonomy with accounting improprieties, misrepresentations and disclosure failures and is pushing US and UK authorities to pursue criminal action. The company said $5 billion of an $8.8 billion charge is related directly to Autonomy’s misbehavior.

HP & the next 75 years.

If recent history and changes in the technology industry are any indication, HP management & board doesn’t have the stomach to do what is necessary. And that is why I find this talk of the next 75 years ironic and funny and delusional.

HP’s Whitman: Wait till 2014 for turnaround

Hewlett-Packard’s turnaround will take longer than observers had hoped. CEO Meg Whitman said the company should see traction by 2014 and that FY 2013 will be tough due to internal issues and macroeconomic “headwinds.”

Dell & HP together on a long road to nowhere

Hewlett Packard and Dell, two companies that are the face of the PC business, reported terrible financial results for the second quarter of 2012. They talk about a cloud makeover. Too bad, they missed the mobile opportunity and have no presence in tablet & smartphone business. Oops!

Ruh-roh: HP to take $8B charge

The massive charge is related to HP’s enterprise services arm constructed around its $14 billion purchase of Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in 2008. The company will announce its third quarter earnings on August 22.

HP better not together?

A UBS analyst is calling for the breakup of Hewlett-Packard arguing that the separate parts are way more valuable than the whole. Ironically, that’s the kind of thinking that got former CEO Leo Apotheker booted last year.

HP names new COO, taps outsider to lead software unit

HP puts Silver Lake veteran George Kadifa in charge of software and promotes Bill Veghte to COO, all in a bid to fix its struggling enterprise software business — which was a key priority for former CEO Leo Apotheker and his replacement Meg Whitman.

Autonomy founder Lynch to leave HP

The big news out of Hewlett-Packard’s second quarter earnings call is that the company will lose 9,000 employees in FY 2012, with former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch among the departed. Enterprise software chief Bill Veghte will take over stewardship of Autonomy.

HP dithering puts it behind the eight ball in mobility

Hewlett-Packard, the world’s biggest PC maker, has cycled through a flurry of client device strategies in the past year. Those changes, including the discontinuation of the TouchPad, bred confusion not only about HP’s hardware roadmap but also about its ability to drive future cloud services.

Scott McNealy: Meg Whitman will be good for HP

There are a lot of naysayers when it comes to the appointment of Meg Whitman as the new chief executive of the beleaguered technology giant, Hewlett-Packard. Scott McNealy, the co-founder and ex-CEO of Sun Microsystems, isn’t one of them.

HP: Leo’s out, but his strategy remains

Hewlett-Packard canned CEO Leo Apotheker because of miscommunications and lack of teamwork, not because of his grand enterprise software-and-cloud strategy for the IT giant, said Ray Lane, newly minted executive board chairman for HP. Both he and new CEO Meg Whitman back Apotheker’s strategy. For now.

HP soap opera: Whitman in, Apotheker out

The anonymous sources were right: Meg Whitman is now president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard (s HPQ), replacing fellow HP board member Leo Apotheker. And, Ray Lane moves from non-executive to executive board chair. But no one expects the furor to die down anytime soon.

Election Results: Prop 16 Fails, Whitman, Fiorina Win

The controversial PG&E-backed Prop 16 looks like it’s going to be defeated, and former tech execs Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina both won their races in Tuesday’s election. Those were some of the results that could effect the greentech industry in California.

The Greentech Voter Guide to the CA Governor Race

California will have a new governor come November, and while the race is still open, it’s looking like it’ll be a contest between Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman. How important will a green platform be to securing the gubernatorial race?

How Greentech Will Affect The 2010 California Governor Race

Love him or hate him, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger represents large shoes to fill. But with the upcoming gubernatorial election in November, Schwarzenegger will be replaced by a leader tasked with shaping one of the most aggressive U.S. states in terms of greentech regulation.

Fitnio: Fitness Tracking App for the Rest of Us

Overwhelmed by the detail, options, and information available in most run and bike-tracking apps? Then you might find the simplicity of Fitnio,…