HP Software Reorganization Shuffles Executive RanksBy Channel Insider Staff | Posted 2008-09-17 Email Print
In the wake of news that it would lay off nearly 25,000 employees following the closed acquisition of EDS, Hewlett-Packard (HP) is now in the process of reorganizing and consolidating its software and consulting and integration unit.
In the wake of news that it would lay off nearly 25,000 employees following the closed acquisition of EDS, Hewlett-Packard is now in the process of reorganizing and consolidating its software and consulting and integration unit.
According to an internal memo obtained by Channel Insider, HP will announce next week a merger of HP Software with several of the strategic practices within the HP Consulting and Integration division.
Channel Insider attempted to verify the validity of the memo with HP, but the company had no comment as of this time.
The changes outlined in the memo are part of a larger reorganization of HP’s software business, which includes several executive changes and the creation of new business units. Some of these changes include:
>> Creating the Business Intelligence Solutions unit under the leadership by Kristina Robinson, the current vice president of enterprise sales and services for the Americas Image and Printing Group
>> Merging the CME and OpenCall organizations into the new Communications and Media Solutions unit under the leadership of Erwan Menard. Menard recently joined HP after a long career with Alcatel.
>> Establishing the new Software Products organization under the leadership of Robin Purohit, the current head of the HP Software Information Management unit. Purohit is effectively replacing Ben Horowitz, the current VP/GM of HP Business Technology Optimization Products, who is departing HP on Nov. 1.
Horowitz recently made public that he and fellow Netscape veteran Marc Andreessen would invest in Qik, a mobile live video service, and also serve as advisors to its board.
According to the memo, HP will formally announce the changes Sept. 22. The reorganization and many of the executive changes are effective Nov. 1, but the memo indicates that some of the key executives will begin work almost immediately.
Lawrence M. Walsh and Jessica Davis contributed to this article