back to article Some big boots to Phil: HPE says bye to globo sales chief who is heading for a land down under

In a seemingly abrupt departure, HPE has confirmed Phil Davis, who runs its Hybrid IT division and ultimately the global sales team, is leaving at the end of the week for new pastures Down Under. HPE told us Davis has accepted a position that will allow him to relocate to Australia, where his family already live. The speed of …

  1. anonymousI

    What's Australia done to deserve this, given HP's history with some recent products? ;-(

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    To be fair to Phil .....

    "revenue hasn't grown on a sustained basis for some years" ... the malaise at HPE pre-dates Phil Davis. Responsibility for that lays at the feet Antonio Neri and Meg Whitman who appointed him. Since Neri was appointed in 2015, server revenue has been flat and HPE has lost about 9 points of market-share. The market-share lead over Dell has been whittled away from about 8 points down to more or less nothing. To put it into context, each point of market-share is worth around $110M/year of margin. No wonder HPE is fucked. And they will continue to be fucked, until someone wakes up and gets rid of Neri.

    Someone from HPE's break-fix Services driving HPE as a business? Give me a fucking break.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Not just Antonio

    The malaise goes much further back than that. Carly (megalomaniac #1) pissed away the R&D, then Hurd ( megalomaniac #2) trashed the engineering base then Meg (megalomaniac #3) tried to run it as a coding sweatshop and chased away a lot of the remaining talent. At least Antonio has actually worked for a living and is trying to make the conditions better than minimally tolerable. Right now that's a night and day difference.

    Anon for obvious reasons.

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