Hewlett-Packard is the PC leader and has a wide range of businesses ranging from printing to software to enterprise servers. HP also is a major services player via the acquisition of EDS. As IBM's primary rival, HP aims to sell customers an entire stack of hardware, software and services. Under Mark Hurd, HP was a lean, mean operational machine. The next CEO, however, must show that HP can grow organically sans acquisitions and cost cuts.

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Congresswoman blasts HP spying

Democrat Diana DeGette of Colorado said pretexting and spying on private citizens is not corporate behavior that inspires public trust. She spoke at start of a House hearing on Sept. 28, 2006, into Hewlett-Packard's investigation of its board members and of journalists, including CNET News.com reporters.

September 28, 2006


Mark Hurd on the hot seat

Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd announced the resignation of Patricia Dunn as chairman in his first public appearance since the controversy over the company's use of pretexting erupted more than two weeks ago. But as he offered an apology, Hurd also raised new questions about HP's investigation into boardroom leaks. Join this week's edition of the CNET News.com Reporters' Roundtable with Charlie Cooper, Jim Kerstetter and Ina Fried.

September 22, 2006


Dunn speaks out at event

Accepting her induction into the Hall of Fame from the Bay Area Council on Wednesday, HP Chairman Patricia Dunn spoke about the recent scandal plaguing her character and how she hopes another public figure will keep distracting the media from her current predicament.

September 20, 2006


HP slims down its blade chassis

Ann Livermore, executive vice president of Hewlett-Packard's Technology Solutions Group, introduces the BladeSystem C-Class -- a new chassis design for the company's blade server line. Livermore introduced HP Thermal Logic for power and cooling, HP Virtual Connect to improve virtualization and HP Insight Control to simplify management of the servers.

June 14, 2006


HP rolls out new imaging products

At Hewlett-Packard's Imaging and Printing Conference in San Francisco on May 31, the company promised new printers, digital cameras and peripherals. Vyomesh Joshi, executive vice president of HP's Imaging and Printing Group, said consumers don't want to study technology; they want to take and share photos.

May 31, 2006


HP laptop covers the basics

For businesses that put budgets before bells and whistles, the reasonably priced HP Compaq nx7400 offers a functional design, decent performance and battery life, and enough features for basic corporate users. CNET's Michelle Thatcher checks out the new notebook.

May 9, 2006


HP's corporate-caliber laptop

If you're looking for a 17-inch wide-screen laptop that offers corporate-caliber security, power and battery life, the HP Compaq nx9420 may be for you. CNET's Michelle Thatcher takes a first look.

May 3, 2006


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