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The word on the street is that more executives at struggling IT giant Hewlett-Packard are being shown the door by new CEO Leo Apotheker. apothekerCHANGES2 Apotheker: 'Ladies and Gents, let's have a look at your closest exits' A report in Bloomberg says three more top executives are leaving HP as the company shakes up its …

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Breakout of common sense

wow - a breakout of common sense at HP. Better check it's not April 1st.

Oh wait - non of the middle-management are inline for the boot. Shame. Promising start though - maybe someone at HP has begun to realise it's the techs that build the support reputation and the products themselves (and therefore the business), not the managers....?

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Apotheker is like a dog peeing on a lamppost to show there's a ...

new boss in town.

Pity so many people are suffering career interruptions.

The 'new' HP is nothing like the old one: it valued employees and treated them with respect and dignity. Guess this is the Frog method of management.

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HP's own tech support...

...(...) had "overexecuted operationally and underinvested strategically"

I wouln't use "overexecuted" but rather "underperformed".

HP, start providing tech support that does not suck to your large accounts customers and you might see them signing new support contracts instead of not renewing the existing ones.

Right now, being treated just like John Doe who just bought his Inkjet at Carrefour (make that Tesco or Walmart depending on where you live), by the same people with the same technical expertise when you sign support contracts amounting to 6-digit figures (in Euros) per year is no longer acceptable.

HP's tech support, especially for the server blade line of products, has really being going down the drain.

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Re: HP's own tech support...

That overexecution comment was about the Services business (i.e. EDS), not Printers, PCs, or Servers.

Paris, who loves to roll heads...

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Come on Loe...

...show you have some balls and boot Livermore out - now! She has been an underperforming, pain in the arse for years - she knows it, you know it and all the unfortunates in her (past and present) organisation know it.

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Leo and the Exodus

Shouldn't El Reg rechristen this type of job action an "Execodus"

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"Struggling"?

TPM, as I often used to remind the Sunshiners (and Ashlee), just because you wish something was true, doesn't mean it is. It seems most bits of hp had growth in Q2 and beat Wall Street's expectations, as recounted in your own article here (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05/17/hp_q2_f2011_numbers/), so I'm puzzled as to how you got to "struggling"? Seeing as IBM's shareprice is down 1.52% today, almost twice what hp's has lost today (0.82%), can we therefore take it for granted that you would class IBM as a "dying on its feet"?

As regards the rest of the article - only met Anne Livermore once and wasn't impressed, but that may have been on a bad day. The fact she hasn't got anywhere in the last few years means she was toast long before Apatheticker decided to replace her. Am I surprised we're also seeing more ex-SAP people coming onboard? Think bears and woods.

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over executed ?

You can only kill your business once shurley ?

Or did he mean thow managers, not technical staff at problems in the new HP Way

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How to destroy a great company

Mr. Apotheker, with no legacy to speak of, is trying to fake his way into his CEO role by antagonizing HP's talents and letting them go, replacing them with also-rans from SAP which by the way isn't at all in the same business. This won't end well for HP.

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