Autonomy's problem? Leadership were out of their league, according to HP CEO Whitman

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'I'll be back', says Autonomy's Mike Lynch

When HP offered $11bn (£7bn) to buy Autonomy, pretty much everyone said it was overpaying. And when Leo Apotheker, the HP CEO who initiated the purchase, was tossed overboard and  replaced by forme...

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