The perception of Hewlett-Packard by other companies has suffered somewhat as a result of HP's boardroom scandal, according to a survey by Forrester Research. But only a few HP customers said the controversy would affect their purchasing plans.
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California Attorney General Bill Lockyer late last week filed felony charges against former Hewlett-Packard Chairwoman Patricia Dunn, a former HP legal counsel and three private investigators for their alleged roles in the company's boardroom leak scandal.
When John Glaser, CIO at Partners HealthCare System, met with some Hewlett-Packard employees recently in a routine business meeting, HP's boardroom scandal came up.
After watching Patricia Dunn, Hewlett-Packard's former chairwoman, field questions from an angry U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee for most of Thursday, HP CEO Mark Hurd finally got his chance to testify, reiterating that he should have done more to stop a boardroom leak investigation that has snowballed into a scandal for the company.
Hewlett-Packard's officials Thursday received a tongue-lashing from members of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, who ridiculed HP officials, saying they have no excuse or justification for snooping on the private telephone records of HP board members and journalists.
Hewlett Packard Co.'s boardroom scandal has turned into opportunity for CEO and President Mark Hurd who, with his appointment Friday as board chairman, gained more power in his efforts to set HP's strategic direction.
Universities in the southeastern U.S. are building a computer grid designed to help scientists predict storm surges well in advance of an approaching hurricane to give government officials a better idea of when to order evacuations.
Type A personalities and long hours contribute to IT stress
The U.S. government is planning to spend hundreds of millions of dollars over the next several years to develop huge supercomputers with power beyond anything available today. The aim is to address the most challenging problems facing science, as well national security and industry.
Now that IBM has decided to sell its PC division to China-based Lenovo Group, the company must now try to keep its corporate and government customers -- who helped make IBM the third largest PC vendor in the world -- from moving off of its standard-setting brand.
Miami-Dade County's government operations have around 15,000 users, and the county's IT officials would love nothing more than to cut licensing costs by adopting a Linux desktop strategy.
IT security at US federal agencies will get a boost this month from the first class of 46 students, mostly midcareer IT professionals, who have completed training under a federal scholarship-for-service program.