Whitman indicates rethink likely over PC business plans


Whitman indicates rethink likely over PC business plans

Simon Quicke

Although just hours into the job of running HP the vendor's freshly appointed CEO Meg Whitman has already indicated that the plans to divest its PC business could be revised.

Whitman became CEO last night after the former incumbent Leo Apotheker stepped down ending a tumultuous few weeks where his strategy of dumping the vendor's tablets and indicating it could sell-off its PSG division received almost universal disapproval from customers and resellers alike.

In a conference call with Whitman and the executive chairman of the board Ray Lane the comments over PSG seem to indicate a rethink over that issue had already started with comments about making a commitment to the hardware business.

Ever since the prospect of a sale or spin-off was raised those working at the PSG group in the UK have been down playing the talk of disruption and now resellers will be looking for more guidance from Whitman about the future direction of the PC business. 
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