HP Revamp Steps Up Rivalry With Oracle

Apotheker’s changes would expand HP's cloud computing, business software.

Leo Apotheker’s sweeping overhaul of Hewlett-Packard Co. steps up rivalry with his longtime foe Oracle Corp.

Hearkening back to his two-decade career at SAP AG, Apotheker plans to spin off Hewlett Packard’s personal-computer business and dive deeper into business software with the $10.3 billion purchase of Autonomy Corp.

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