Latest Ann Livermore Stories

2008-11-07 00:00:14

HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced that it has appointed Pete Bocian to serve as executive vice president and chief administrative officer. He will oversee the company's shared and administrative services, which includes real estate and workplace services, indirect and services procurement, and HP Financial Services, the company's financing arm. Bocian will replace Jon Flaxman, who has decided to step down from his role due to personal and health reasons. Flaxman, 51, will remain with HP...

2008-09-24 18:00:20

HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced that Raj Gupta, chairman and chief executive officer of Rohm and Haas Company, has been elected to serve on the HP board of directors. Gupta will join the board in January 2009, bringing the total number of members to 11, ten of whom are outside directors. "For nine years as chairman and CEO, Raj Gupta has successfully guided Rohm and Haas through today's ever-evolving global business environment," said Mark Hurd, HP chairman and chief executive officer....

2008-09-16 00:05:00

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) announced plans to eliminate 24,600 jobs over the next three years, a move that represents a reduction of nearly 8 percent of its work force. The world's No. 1 seller of PCs made the announcement Monday after the stock market had closed. The cuts, which HP announced Monday after the stock market closed, are part of the move to combine HP's operations with recently acquired Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS).  It is HP's most aggressive streamlining move to date...

2008-08-27 21:00:21

HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced its participation in the following investor conferences, which will be available via live audio webcast: -- Citi's 15th Annual Global Technology Conference, Sept. 4. Cathie Lesjak, HP executive vice president and chief financial officer, is scheduled to speak at 9:15 a.m. ET / 6:15 a.m. PT. -- Deutsche Bank 2008 Technology Conference, Sept. 9. Ann Livermore, HP executive vice president, Technology Solutions Group, is scheduled to speak at...

2008-08-26 09:00:47

HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), creating a leading force in technology services. With this acquisition, initially announced on May 13 and valued at an enterprise value of approximately $13.9 billion, HP has one of the technology industry's broadest portfolios of products, services and end-to-end solutions. The combined offerings are focused on helping clients accelerate growth, mitigate risks and lower...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'