H-P (HPQ) has hired Microsoft (MSFT) North American chief Robert Youngjohns to be the new head...

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H-P (HPQ) has hired Microsoft (MSFT) North American chief Robert Youngjohns to be the new head of its Autonomy enterprise search/analytics software unit. Like Autonomy itself, Youngjohns hails from the U.K. He arrives shortly after H-P kicked out Autonomy founder/ex-CEO Mike Lynch in response to a stunning license revenue drop, and as H-P struggles to overhaul Autonomy's sales infrastructure in the midst of widespread defections. H-P bought Autonomy for over $10B last year.