As Meg Whitman, HP's CEO, took the stage at the recent HP Discover conference, the thousands sitting in the cavernous hall applauded politely -- and then stopped.
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.
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.
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.
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman told channel partners point-blank that taking business direct and away from the channel will not be tolerated within HP. Whitman, speaking at HP Global Partner Conference 2013 today, also offered: “I love the channel.” Her goal is simplicity, profitability and innovation driven through the channel.
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.
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?
Hewlett-Packard was once the king of Silicon Valley. Not anymore. After years of executive turnover, the company has lost its soul although the money keeps pouring in. Meg Whitman intends to right the massive HP ship and just outlined an ambitious five-year plan that promises new products by financial year 2014 and finally growth by 2015. So three years from now.
The accounting feud between Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) and former Autonomy executives threatens to undermine HP Autonomy’s future business and channel partner engagements. So how can HP march forward with Autonomy, even as the hardware giant explores potential legal action against former Autonomy executives?
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: MobilityHP will need to develop its own smartphone to stay competitive, says CEO Meg Whitman. In a wide-ranging interview with Fox Business News, she said that the smartphone is a major computing device, especially in developing countries.