HP's chief executive Meg Whitman has pledged her alliegance to the channel, according to CRN's sister site CRN US.
She had cut her indirect teeth during her tenure as chief executive of eBay, which gave her experience of dealing with resellers.
"eBay would not have been successful without our seller community," Whitman told CRN US.
And she quickly moved to reassure partners.
"What they [channel partners] want from HP is a steady, reliable, predictable partner," she told CRN US. "They have bet their businesses and livelihoods on us, so its not great when we make sudden and unanticipated changes - it is hard for them to run their businesses."
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