Hewlett Packard Enterprise part with Autonomy

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) rolled out its software business today, closing its 2011 acquisition of British firm Autonomy.

In an effort to transform the enterprise software business into an enterprise software leader, HPE parted against Autonomy, which acquired US$11billion.

The American multinational enterprise information technology company fired Autonomy’s chief executive, Leo Apotheker, and chief financial officers, Michael Lynch and Sushovan Hussain “respectively”, according to a statement.

Glenn O’Donnell, a Forrester Research analyst, said to Reuters: “Autonomy was a distraction (a big one) and HPE can now stop spending its energy on defending its decision and dealing with the aftermath.”

Focusing on data centre software and hardware, HPE now includes ArcSight’s security platform merged with the British software company, Micro Focus International.

Chief operating officer at HPE, Chris Hsu, added: “A highly fragmented industry of enterprise software creates an environment whereby we will be well positioned to benefit from that industry consolidation.”

HPE also adjusted the change of corporate computing to cloud services, with help from the likes of Microsoft and Amazon.

Written by Leah Alger