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  • After drama, HP to keep its PC business after all

    Hewlett-Packard isn't going out of the PC business after all. Today, CEO Meg Whitman announced the company would continue to make and sell PCs, <a href="">reversing a decision </a>made by her predecessor Léo Apotheker in August -- a decision that riled investors and employees and<a href=""> led to his ouster</a> in late September. Since the August announcement, <a href="">HP's future has been repeatedly questioned</a>, as has the competence of its senior management. The appointment of board member Whitman as CEO <a href="">added to the criticisms</a>.

  • SUSE Linux top exec: Interoperability is key

    Since April, Nils Brauckmann has had the future of enterprise <a href="">Linux</a> in his hands. That's when the <a href="">Attachmate Group completed its acquisition of Novell and split the company into two operating units</a>: Novell and SUSE. As president and GM of SUSE, long-time Attachmate executive Brauckmann is responsible for bringing Suse Linux Enterprise <a href="">Server</a> and other <a href="">open source</a> products to market. In this latest installment of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, Brauckmann shared with IDGE Chief Content Officer John Gallant his views on the future of open source, his strategy for competing against Red Hat, and SUSE's plans for helping customers build private and hybrid clouds. He also outlined his philosophy for working successfully with the open source community, talked about the role desktop Linux will and won't play in the enterprise, and explained where <a href="">SUSE's partnership</a> will <a href="">Microsoft</a> is headed.

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