Regardless of his gung-ho attitude at the partner conference that took place recently, it appears that HP’s restructuring plan has Autonomy co-founder Mike Lynch’s name on its chopping block. To help HP’s Autonomy performance, says the company, they’ll be replacing Lynch with executive vice president of HP Software Bill Veghte. This move has Mike Lynch, also the executive vice president for Information Management, heading out after a transition period.
HP assures its partners and the public that Autonomy remains strong, its competitive positioning remaining fine as it works in the market, particularly with its cloud-based offerings. Lynch’s replacement is described by HP as an experienced software leader “who will help develop right processes and discipline to scale Autonomy and fulfill its promise. We’ll see how he fares after such a visible blow is dealt to Autonomy – it’s never a fabulous sign when the founder of a project leaves the business.
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