CRN Exclusive: 15 Tough Questions For HP CEO Meg Whitman

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What are the challenges that you've tackled this past year?

[Sighs] Wow, we've tackled a lot [laughs]. What do they say, it's not the years, it's the miles?

Listen, there were a lot of challenges at this company. And without trying to solve world hunger, I needed to move a number of initiatives down the field. And this wasn't a case where you could say I'm just going to do one thing to solve all the problems -- that simply wasn't the case.

So I'd say first and foremost, the simplification of this organization, putting global accounts with [HP Enterprise Group EVP] Dave Donatelli [pictured], putting IPG [Imaging and Printing Group] and PSG together. And putting the right leaders in the right position, not just in terms of business but in terms of job functions.

We're not done yet. We've got a lot more work to do, but I feel really good about the progress we've made.


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