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Apotheker Sets Biggest HP Strategic Bet in Oracle Rivalry: Tech

Leo Apotheker’s sweeping overhaul of Hewlett-Packard Co. steps up rivalry with his longtime foe Oracle Corp.

Hearkening back to his two-decade career at SAP AG, Apotheker plans to spin off Hewlett Packard’s personal-computer business and dive deeper into business software with the $10.3 billion purchase of Autonomy Corp.