CRN Exclusive: HP's Meg Whitman And The 'New Style Of IT'


HP CEO Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman is in her third year as Hewlett-Packard's CEO, and her commitment to the channel is not going unnoticed by partners. "In 20 years in this business, I have never seen that kind of CEO channel commitment and engagement. Meg actually took the time to put her money where her mouth is and actually show us it was important to her and HP," said John Kolimago, vice president of technology solution sales at Anexinet.

Leading up HP's annual Global Partner Conference, Whitman spoke with CRN about the importance of partner engagement in what HP is calling the "new style of IT." Check out CRN's exclusive interview with HP's CEO, as well as our coverage and analysis of all of the news and product announcements from this year's Global Partner Conference.

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HP Global Partner Conference: 11 New Products To Fuel Partner Growth

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HP CEO Meg Whitman's Top 10 List of Opportunities For Partners

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HP's Top Lieutenants On The 2014 Game Plan

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Solution Providers: HP Has An Edge In Cloud Battle With Cisco

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Whitman: How My Run For Governor Has Helped The HP Turnaround

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