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Apotheker Takes The Stage, Paints An HP Cloud Vision

Hewlett-Packard crafted a media and analyst summit where it envisioned the company at the center of cloud, connectivity and software, providing the enabling technology and services on top. New company captain Leo Apotheker, who has been traveling the globe talking to business customers and employees, was expected to talk about bringing HP back to its roots: Innovation, R&D, and engineering, perhaps with a misguided desire for the company to be as hip as Apple. Despite a reliance on buzz words (o
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At times, Apotheker's presentation looked like one that any leader could have provided, reminding the audience of the company's size and breadth, if not its dominance across a variety of markets. Clearly being a market leader isn't going to be enough: in the very same venue in which Apple hosted the unveiling of its iPad 2 only two weeks ago, HP struggled to fill the room. Arguably what HP announced will have a greater impact on the enterprise.

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