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Poor HP. For the past year, Hewlett-Packard's slogan under CEO Meg Whitman has been "better together." Now at least one Wall Street analyst is calling for HP to break itself apart, arguing that the parts are more valuable separately than as a whole and that it would be better off separating its consumer and businesses.

UBS Analyst Steven Milunovich initiated his coverage on HP with a sell rating and a strong recommendation that it remake itself. He wrote:

HP has made the case it can succeed as both a corporate and consumer computing company.

Léo Apotheker's disastrous tenure as HP's CEO revealed a dysfunctional company struggling for direction after a decade of missteps and scandals. Can his replacement, Meg Whitman, fix the tech giant?

A few months after she took over as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard last September, Meg Whitman held one in a series of get-to-know-you meetings with employees. To say the audience, a group of software engineers and managers, was sullen would be an understatement. As Whitman spoke, many of them glared at her. Others weren't making eye contact with their new boss.

When Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman addresses a few thousand HP partners Wednesday there will be a lot on the line.

HP relied on a cadre of retailers, value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators to build it into a tech colossus but the last few years of management turmoil at the company has taken its toll on those partners, not to mention the company itself. Suffice it to say that Whitman will be the third HP CEO to address the HP Americas Partner Conference (APC) in three years. Last year's CEO keynoter, Leo Apotheker

After several weeks of uncertainty, HP finally announced what it’s planning to do with webOS. As you may recall, former HP CEO Leo Apotheker was the person in charge when HP initially killed webOS hardware.

Hewlett-Packard is reconsidering its decision to spin off its personal computer business after analysis indicated the spinoff costs might outweigh the benefits, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

The Spinoff was announced during an earnings call in August by then-CEO Leo Apotheker as part of an effort to refocus its business around other core competencies. Apotheker used the same call to announce the company would discontinue operations for WebOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and WebOS phones. "The analysis is under way now," an HP spokesperson said.

Hewlett-Packard Co. aims to decide whether to spin off its personal-computer division by the end of October, Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman said at a conference today, pushing up the companys timetable. Whitman, who succeeded Leo Apotheker as CEO of the worlds largest PC maker last month, was speaking at a conference on women in leadership sponsored by Fortune magazine. Under Apotheker, who resigned as CEO Sept. 22, the company had said it would decide on the $41 billion divisions fate by the end of the year. Its critical that Hewlett-Packard make the decision more

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