Is Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) CEO Meg Whitman too seasoned not to include a smartphone at some point in the company’s portfolio? Or, is HP so determined to serve up an entire smorgasbord of IT dishes that the company insists on having a place at the smartphone table, no matter how small the portion?
The VAR Guy asked HP CEO Meg Whitman a direct question: What assurances can you give partners and customers that Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) finally has the right leadership, and that a long-term leadership plan for the company is place? Whitman provided a point-blank direct answer — in front of thousands of channel partners at HP Global Partner Conference. The VAR Guy was impressed.
Is Hewlett-Packard's (HPQ) turnaround falling behind schedule? It sure sounds like it. During a Q3 2013 earnings call today, HP CEO Meg Whitman backtracked from a previous growth prediction for 2014, and said year-over-year revenue growth in fiscal 2014 is now unlikely.
Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) will shed an additional 16,000 jobs from its employee rolls, adding to the 34,000 it already plans to cut, in what chief executive Meg Whitman called the last phase of the company’s restructuring.
It took just shy of three years but Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) chief executive Meg Whitman finally delivered on her promised turnaround, as the vendor halted an 11-quarter sales losing streak by posting a 1 percent year-over-year sales uptick to $27.6 billion for its fiscal Q3 2014.
Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) CEO Meg Whitman faces two more monumental tests this week. She’ll keynote HP Global Partner Conference 2013 on Feb. 19. Then Whitman will announce HP’s Q1 earnings on Feb. 21.
When Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) CEO Meg Whitman reset expectations — downward — on Wall Street last week, HP channel leaders Terry Richardson (pictured) and James Mundle (see videos below) each assured partners that HP had a sound long-term strategy in place. Plus, Richardson said clearer rules of engagement for partners are coming.
Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) CEO Meg Whitman said she will see the company through its transition and will remain CEO for the long haul. But, Whitman said the next CEO, when that day ultimately comes, will be an HP insider.
HP’s Autonomy business has begun to stabilize and is showing some improvement but the real winner seems to be Vertica, the company’s Big Data software platform. Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) CEO Meg Whitman and CFO Cathie Lesjak offered that assessment today after the company announced better-than-expected Q1 2013 results.