Meg Whitman

  • Do The Ends Justify The Means?

    Do The Ends Justify The Means?

    Charlie Sheen was onto something with "winning"

    If winning is everything, are the business trade-offs made to win or better position a company in the marketplace worth pushing the limits? Continue Reading

  • HP Plans To Dump 2,000 More Workers

    HP Plans To Dump 2,000 More Workers

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Hewlett-Packard Co. is planning to cut about 2,000 more jobs than it had previously announced as CEO Meg Whitman tries to turn the company around. In a regulatory filing Monday, the computer and printer maker said it will eliminate 29,000 jobs by October 2014, up from the 27,000 cuts it... Continue Reading

  • HP To Cut 27,000 Jobs, Says It Is 'Making Real Progress'

    HP To Cut 27,000 Jobs, Says It Is 'Making Real Progress'

    By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO -- Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman has quantified the painful price that must be paid for the missteps of her predecessors as she tries to turn around the Silicon Valley pioneer. The bungling will wipe out 27,000 jobs so HP can save enough money to lift its earnings and... Continue Reading

  • HP Prepares To Announce Mass Layoffs

    HP Prepares To Announce Mass Layoffs

    By David Goldman and Michal Lev-Ram NEW YORK -- Hewlett-Packard will announce another round of substantial job cuts Wednesday afternoon in an effort to streamline its teetering PC and services businesses, a source familiar with the plans told Fortune. The layoffs will be "in the ballpark" of 25,000 workers,... Continue Reading

  • HP To Slash 30,000 Jobs As It Faces Competition From Apple, Report Says

    HP To Slash 30,000 Jobs As It Faces Competition From Apple, Report Says

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Hewlett-Packard is poised to eliminate as many as 30,000 jobs to compensate for dwindling demand for personal computers as more people connect to the Internet on smartphones and tablets, according to reports published Thursday. The looming cuts cited by Bloomberg News and the technology blog... Continue Reading

  • The Trouble With Tech: Too Few Women [Infographic]

    The Trouble With Tech: Too Few Women [Infographic]

    It's one of those recurring debates in the digital age: Why are so few women working in technology? Just 9 percent of chief information officers, or CIOs, are women, down from 11 percent last year and 12 percent in 2010, according to a survey released Monday by tech-staffing firm Harvey Nash Group (via... Continue Reading

  • Recently Fired HP CEO Departs With More Than $13 Million

    Recently Fired HP CEO Departs With More Than $13 Million

    By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO -- Recently fired Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker is walking away with more than $13 million in cash and stock as shareholders stew over a rocky reign that saw the technology company's market value plunge by nearly $40 billion in just 11 months. The parting package... Continue Reading

  • How Nice Girls Can Wind Up On Top

    How Nice Girls Can Wind Up On Top

    Lois Frankel, author of 'Nice Girls Get the Corner Office,' is taking things one step farther. In her upcoming book, entitled 'Nice Girls Just Don't Get It,' she says that although it's not necessary to be a mean girl, you can't be a doormat and avoid conflict if you want to achieve just about anything in... Continue Reading