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Selling HP's ongoing reinvention

On his way to becoming the next Lou Gerstner, the no-nonsense, conductor of IBM's turnaround in the 1990s, HP CEO Mark Hurd was busy setting Wall Street expectations. And unlike his predecessors--Carly Fiorina and Lew Platt--there would be no overpromising and underdelivering.

December 12, 2006 by Dan Farber


HP eyes more wallet share

Ann Livermore wants more of your wallet. Livermore, executive vice president of HP's Technology Solutions Group, which includes enterprise storage and servers, services and software, said her unit is looking to improve its single digit portion of the spending pie at global 2000 companies.

December 12, 2006 by


HP goes on an IT infrastructure diet

Hewlett-Packard CIO Randy Mott plans to cut the company's global data centers from 85 to 6, collapse more than 762 data marts to 1 enterprise data warehouse and whittle the company's application portfolio from 3,500 to 5,000 to 1,500. The goal: Provide data to help HP become more efficient and keep CEO Mark Hurd happy.

December 11, 2006 by


HP's technology investment strategy

Following CEO Mark Hurd and newly retired CFO Bob Wayman, HP CTO Shane Robison discussed the company's $3.6 billion annual R&D technology investment before the crowd of securities analysts this morning in New York City.

December 11, 2006 by Dan Farber


HP 2008 outlook on target

Hewlett-Packard's 2008 profit and revenue outlook are roughly in line with Wall Street's guesswork. Here are the numbers CFO Bob Wayman gave at HP's analyst meeting:Fiscal 2008 earnings:Low-end earnings projection: $2.

December 11, 2006 by


HP's Hurd: We have more work to do

Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd said the company has more cost cutting to do and is using data to become more efficient. "We have a lot more work to be done at HP," said Hurd, speaking at the company's analyst conference in New York City.

December 11, 2006 by