Not quite a year on the job, HP CEO Leo Apotheker lowered expectations for investors Tuesday while dealing with the fallout of a leaked email warning about a tough quarter.
This hasn't turned out to be a good week for Apotheker, but better days are likely at HP's big user conference in early June. That's because business users, especially those who buy hardware and software from HP, are keeping the company's financials in good shape. Those users will be at next month's conference by the thousands.
In between HP's expected pitches around its cloud strategy and the technical sessions, Paul McCartney is expected to perform a concert for conference attendees.
HP and McCartney are already familiar. Last year, HP announced that it had reached an agreement with McCartney's company to digitise his music library and make it available through a private cloud. It's not known what set of songs McCartney intends to play, but an audience of HP customers may be twittering for hidden messages and a double entendre or two in the lyrics.
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