HP split is latest chapter in Whitman's change filled career

Meg Whitman shelved plans to spin off HP’s personal-computer business when she became CEO three years ago. Now, she’s reversing her position.

7th October, 2014

Meg Whitman shelved plans to spin off Hewlett-Packard Co’s personal-computer business when she became chief executive officer three years ago. Now, she’s reversing her position.

After struggling to turn around the company since becoming CEO in 2011, Whitman is adopting a plan to split Hewlett-Packard’s PC and printer divisions off from its enterprise hardware and service groups. It’s a scenario she rejected as recently as last year, saying more time was...

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