HP Partners Grumbling Over Slow Autonomy Rollout
Hewlett-Packard is still not selling Autonomy products through its channel partners, and as the one-year anniversary of the $10.3 billion acquisition announcement nears, it's fueling frustration among the company's partner ranks.
Some HP partners have obtained authorization to sell Autonomy, but they claim HP has dropped the ball on sales, support and implementation training. Without enablement, partners say they're stuck in a holding pattern with Autonomy, which is odd since there is significant interest from customers in the company's technology.
HP says it is working to bring Autonomy to the channel, but it's not clear when that will happen. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking for HP to get technology that many partners believe could be game changing into the hands of partners.