HP names leaders for new divisions

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HP names leaders for new divisions

Hewlett-Packard has named the key leaders in its latest organisational restructure, the day after it announced plans to consolidate its services and enterprise computing groups.

HP is consolidating its divisions into three main groups that will report profit and loss numbers to investors. The Enterprise Solutions Group (ESG), which makes and sells HP's servers and storage devices, is merging with HP Services to create the Technology Solutions Group (TSG).

Former HP Services head Ann Livermore will lead TSG. Livermore is a veteran HP executive who has occupied a number of roles with the company before its acquisition of Compaq.

Peter Blackmore, who was in charge of ESG, will lead a new division called the Customer Solutions Group (CSG). CSG is the company's enterprise sales force, and will be responsible for selling both products and services to enterprise customers. Blackmore will continue to oversee HP Financial Services.

HP also altered the role of Personal Systems Group (PSG) head Duane Zitzner. He will now have responsibility for the small and medium-sized business sales group and a consolidated channels organisation as head of PSG and HP's direct sales organisation.

The three divisions that will now report quarterly profit and loss figures are TSG, PSG, and the Imaging and Printing Group led by Vyomesh Joshi.

Last week, HP announced plans to consolidate its Global Operations and Information Technology divisions into one group led by Gilles Bouchard. Bouchard replaces Global Operations head Jeff Clarke, who resigned in November, and chief information officer Bob Napier, who died in October.

Tom Krazit writes for IDG News Service

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