CRN Exclusive Q&A: Whitman On Sales Gains Vs. IBM-Lenovo, Cisco And A Fractured VCE

Whitman Opens Up

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman spoke with CRN Friday on a wide range of issues, including HP's plan to eliminate an additional 16,000 positions; gains the company is seeing against IBM with the yet-to-be-finalized sale of the x86 server business to Lenovo; networking sales traction vs. Cisco; and what she says is a Cisco-EMC-VMware VCE alliance that is starting to 'fracture.' Here is an excerpt from the conversation with Whitman.