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IDC: HP customers should demand assurances over Autonomy’s future

Derek du Preez | Nov. 26, 2012
Research group IDC has said that following HP’s £5.5 billion writedown of Autonomy, its customers should seek ‘formal assurances’ about the future of Autonomy’s products.

Gartner came out in defence of Autonomy yesterday, when managing VP, Martin Reynolds, said that a lot of blame lies at the door of HP, as the latest debacle continues a story of "bad management decisions at the corporate and board level."

Meanwhile, Forrester's Leslie Owens said that HP's problem with Autonomy isn't its questionable sales, but rather its technology, which she claims is now below par when compared against other players in the market.

She said: "HP thought it was an entirely new platform, but Autonomy's clients said it wasn't as good as Google's corporate search product."


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