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HP buys Autonomy as software gets bolstered and hardware goes begging

In the largest acquisition in the software industry in seven years, HP says it will pay $11.7bn for information management vendor Autonomy. The purchase is part of a larger overhaul of the ailing tech giant, which could also shed its PC business.


Brenon Daly

Research Director, Financials

David Horrigan

Analyst & Counsel, Information Governance & Compliance

Nick Patience

Research Vice President, Software

Kathleen Reidy

Senior Analyst, Enterprise Software