Flash forward six months, to HP's quarterly earnings call: Apotheker announced what amounted to a complete about face in HP's strategy. After launching just one tablet that ran webOS, and seeing little market uptake, Apotheker immediately discontinued all webOS devices, and said that he was shopping around the entire personal systems group. Along with that, he announced HP's plan to buy search and enterprise content management vendor Autonomy--signaling an intent to move up the stack in information management. The moves were jarring enough to cause the largest sell off of HP stock ever.
Apotheker's moves are a step toward eschewing consumers and embracing business technology customers. InformationWeek set out to determine how IT professionals view HP's new direction. We surveyed more than 600 IT pros in North America, all of whom were aware of HP's announcements to at least some degree.
Apotheker and HP might be eager to embrace IT pros, but as our survey reveals, IT pros aren't quite so quick to embrace HP and its new vision. Click through the full survey results to learn what your peers think of HP's revamped strategy and the leadership behind it.
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