Reply to post: Re: It still doesn't sound like a smoking gun...

Autonomy did count some hardware sales as marketing costs, ex-finance bod tells High Court

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Re: It still doesn't sound like a smoking gun...

Indeed. I was Head of IT Finance for many years in a similar institution. I would suggest that it is not, at first glance good accounting, but it is something that I would first read tjhe contract very carefully, and possibly take advice on from the auditors. If they were happy, then so was I. It's why we pay them after all.

But as others have said -it seems most likely to me that HP made some assumptions that they shouldn't have, and Autonomy didn't correct them.

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