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  1. December 18, 2013

    Oracle ends bad run as hardware losses pared

    Oracle ended a run of disappointing quarterly earnings reports on Wednesday, as the US database and applications software...

  2. October 27, 2013

    Mark Hurd, Oracle co-president

    Mark Hurd bounds in to the meeting room flourishing a deal. The announcement that Oracle will deliver human resources...

  1. August 12, 2013

    Former HP chief cleared of fraud

    Mark Hurd, the former chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard, has been cleared of allegations in a shareholder lawsuit...

  2. March 21, 2013

    Dell/Blackstone: the key points

    Mark Hurd would bring plenty of experience to the table as a chief executive of Dell. He can boast stints at large...

  3. February 4, 2013

    Oracle expands cloud operations

    Oracle is buying Acme Packet, a provider of secure communications technology, for $2.1bn in cash as it boosts its offering...

  4. October 3, 2012

    Hewlett-Packard shares tumble on warning

    Hewlett-Packard warned its underperforming business would get worse before it improved as the US computer maker issued an...

  5. September 20, 2012

    Stronger dollar takes toll on Oracle

    Oracle reported quarterly sales that fell short of Wall Street expectations as it suffered from declining hardware revenues...

  6. August 15, 2012

    Crisis management – the argh moment

    Aaaargh! You wake up one morning and flick on the radio. The headline is a blow-up at a company you have invested in. It is...

  7. August 1, 2012

    Oracle faces billion dollar bill from HP

    US software maker Oracle is facing a damages claim that could run into billions of dollars following its loss of a breach of...

  8. June 11, 2012

    Zeptonics poised to rearm HFT battle

    An Australian trading technology company less than a year old is poised to launch products that could reinvigorate the...

  9. May 18, 2012

    HP to axe 30,000 jobs to cut costs

    Hewlett-Packard is planning to cut as many as 30,000 jobs in one of the biggest mass lay-offs by a US company in recent...

  10. FT Tech Hub

    May 8, 2012

    An apology to Yahoos

    With Yahoo’s board meeting to discuss the latest in a seemingly endless series of crises to overtake its top leadership, CEO...

  11. March 20, 2012

    HP to combine PC and printer divisions

    Hewlett-Packard is set to merge its huge PC and printer divisions, marking the first move by new chief executive Meg Whitman...

  12. March 7, 2012

    HP chief finds pitfalls easier to identify than fix

    The loud hissing sound that can be heard in the heart of Silicon Valley is air leaking out of Hewlett-Packard’s share price....

  13. FT Tech Hub

    December 30, 2011

    The letter that got Mark Hurd sacked

    Eighteen months after landing like a bombshell on the desk of HP’s then-CEO, the letter alleging sexual harassment against...

  14. December 29, 2011

    Former HP chief loses appeal over letter

    Mark Hurd, former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard and now president of Oracle, was forced to disclose a letter detailing...

  15. November 18, 2011

    HP adds activist investor Whitworth to board

    Hewlett-Packard has added activist shareholder Ralph Whitworth to its board rather than risk more public conflict as it...

  16. September 30, 2011

    HP close to securing control of Autonomy

    Hewlett-Packard could win control of Autonomy this weekend or Monday, three people involved in the pending transaction have...

  17. FT Alphaville

    September 29, 2011

    Mike Lynch and Oracle: Frank replies (updated)

    In the words of Frank Quattrone, legendary deal-maker: The slides Oracle posted publicly were sent by me to Mark Hurd in...

  18. FT Alphaville

    September 29, 2011

    "Another whopper" from Mike Lynch

    This gets better. Oracle has issued another press release and the PowerPoint slides. Another Whopper from Autonomy CEO Mike...

  19. FT Alphaville

    September 29, 2011

    Mike Lynch has a "very poor memory"

    No one messes with Oracle’s Larry Ellison. Something Autonomy boss Mike Lynch has just found… the hard way. On Tuesday, the...

  20. FT Tech Hub

    September 29, 2011

    Autonomy's Mike Lynch gets the Oracle treatment

    You have to hand it to Oracle, it never misses a chance to humiliate its rivals in public. On Wednesday it was the turn of...

  21. September 23, 2011

    HP leader cull unlikely to benefit investors

    To lose one chief executive may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose two looks like carelessness. It is easier to misquote...

  22. September 23, 2011

    HP defends Whitman as ‘best choice’

    Hewlett-Packard investors confronting the prospect of more uncertainty at a company under its fourth top executive in less...

  23. September 23, 2011

    HP’s internal choice will fuel controversy

    The decision by Hewlett-Packard’s board to choose its new chief executive and chairman from among its own members is only...

  24. September 22, 2011

    HP shares tumble as Whitman takes over

    Investors showed their concerns about board strategy at Hewlett-Packard by sending shares down more than 5 per cent on...

  25. FT Tech Hub

    September 21, 2011

    HP's board puts leadership back on the agenda

    Hewlett-Packard’s executive suite looks like it’s in line for another upheaval: as the FT’s Joseph Menn reports, the...

  26. September 21, 2011

    HP rises over talk about Apotheker successor

    Hewlett-Packard shares jumped nearly 7 per cent as the board of the largest computer maker by revenue met and considered...

  27. August 30, 2011

    Oracle hits back at HP in legal dispute

    Oracle has filed a sharp legal riposte against Hewlett-Packard in a dispute over a longstanding technology partnership,...

  28. August 18, 2011

    HP acquisition fails to win over investors

    Hewlett-Packard shares tumbled more than 20 per cent during midday trading on Friday after UBS and Deutsche Bank downgraded...

  29. FT Tech Hub

    August 18, 2011

    A decade on, HP backtracks on PCs [Updated]

    Nearly ten years to the day since it doubled down on the PC business with the purchase of Compaq, Hewlett-Packard has...

  30. August 18, 2011

    HP plans to buy Autonomy for $10bn

    Hewlett-Packard is planning to buy Autonomy, one of the largest UK technology companies, for as much as $10bn and spin off...

  31. June 14, 2011

    Livermore gives up key role at HP

    Ann Livermore, Hewlett-Packard’s longest-serving senior executive, is to give up her responsibilities as part of a top-level...

  32. June 1, 2011

    Avoiding the perils of sex and the C-suite

    Did chief executives feel a spasm of dread when a member of the British House of Lords exposed Sir Fred Goodwin, former head...

  33. May 27, 2011

    PayPal sues Google over mobile payments hire

    PayPal has filed a lawsuit against Google over the hiring of one of its key payments executives, hitting back on the same...

  34. FT Tech Hub

    May 17, 2011

    The mystery surrounding HP's services business

    Leo Apotheker has just added a valuable new euphemism to the business lexicon. In striving to maintain the profit margin in...

  35. May 17, 2011

    HP shares hit by profit alert amid overhaul

    Hewlett-Packard shares dropped to their lowest level in almost two years after the top computer maker by sales cut its...

  36. FT Tech Hub

    March 24, 2011

    Sun finally shines under Oracle

    In its last full year as an independent company, Sun Microsystems suffered an operating loss of $775m. Now, less than two...

  37. March 20, 2011

    HP rejects complaints over board selections

    Hewlett-Packard reconstituted its board this year to add international expertise and recover from past infighting – not to...

  38. March 13, 2011

    IBM lays down challenge to rival

    IBM is years ahead of rival Hewlett-Packard in building the integrated software and services business needed in a modern IT...

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