Feb. 15, 2012: No More Drama
In her first public address before solution providers, Whitman acknowledged that partners have been through a lot but said she's going to make it up to them by steering HP back in a drama-free direction. "I want to be a steady hand on the tiller for this company," she told partners. "We're going to return to being the reliable, trusted partner you can count on to build your business." Whitman also pledged to build a single HP culture, a notion that has proved elusive for HP but she said will be evident in the next six to 12 months. "I promise you, we will not let you down."