Trouble Looms for HPs Autonomy
August 22, 2012
CRN recently reported on dissent within the Autonomy leadership team in the article “HP Shuffles Autonomy Leadership, Departed Execs Cite Stifling Bureaucracy.”
According to the article, there have been recent changes to the Autonomy management team on the company’s Web site. While some people have been shuffled in from other sectors of the organization, other names have simply vanished. HP has declined to comment on whether or not these positions are being replaced. In addition to this news, or lack thereof, 250 Autonomy employees have quit, but a recent email to remaining employees has discussed a bright future.
In January, CEO Meg Whitman told CRN that HP would roll out Autonomy to channel partners carefully so as not to flood them with leads that they can not fulfill.
The article states:
“Whitman, who has often referred to Autonomy as a “baby tiger” to describe its vulnerability in the vastness of HP, also spoke of the care with which HP integrated the company after the deal closed.
‘It’s easy for a big company to roll over a little company in an acquisition. HP is so huge that we could have overwhelmed them, so we tried to do a really smart job of setting that up,’ Whitman said at the time. “
Regardless of what was intended, it appears to us that HP has not succeeded in their plans to shelter the little company that they acquired.
Jasmine Ashton, August 22, 2012