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Memo to HP: Emails can be leaked

Oh dear. HP has had to bring its results forward because a memo from CEO Leo Apotheker was leaked. The memo, preparing senior management for the results announcement tomorrow morning (18 May), warned them it was going to be a tough quarter and called on them to keep a close eye on budgets and minimise spending.

Emails, eh. Who'd have thought? You write them and they just end up somewhere they're not supposed to be. Just as well HP isn't one of those vendors that goes around telling everybody about the dangers of IT security and highlighting issues such as people sending confidential information out of the company. Because if it was, that would be doubly embarrassing. The only consolation is it would make a good case study.

This was first published in May 2011

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