HP argued that it "never crossed the minds" of KPMG's due dil team "that Autonomy was making substantial sales of third party hardware on a standalone basis (i.e. pure hardware sales)".
It never crossed their minds?!? Now that's a lame excuse.
KPMG were doing due diligence it's their job to look under every stone and even it that dusty cupboard buried behind all the broken furniture.