HP Autonomy Fraud Claims

By John Honovich, Published Nov 20, 2012, 12:00am EST (Info+)

Massive fraud is revealed in a superstar analytics company -- a lesson that all of us in surveillance should take to heart.

This week, HP disclosed huge problems with their acquisition of UK mega analytics firm, Autonomy, the poster child for what analytics supposedly could do to transform business. HP took a nearly $7 billion loss and their stock dropped more than 10%.

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