Stories by Patrick Thibodeau and Matt Hamblen

Interex, HP World hit by finance woes

The end of the 100,000-member Interex user group and the HP World conference it was due to hold next month arrived suddenly last week. But the organisation's financial collapse was months in the making.

Analysts: HP changes offer little insight on strategy

In cutting some 10 percent of its workforce, or 14,500 jobs, Hewlett-Packard officials Tuesday said the restructuring of the world's second-largest computer maker would improve customer service and accountability and do no harm to its research and development efforts.