San Jose-based Hewlett-Packard, the world\'s sixth largest software vendor, has not changed it strategy toward cloud computing following the departure of CEO Leo Apotheker last month, according to Steven Dietch, the company\'s vice-president for marketing, cloud solution and infrastructure. Dietch, who was in Dubai yesterday to give the keynote speech at Gitex\'s Cloud Computing Conference, said that cloud computing, along with connectivity, is still a core element of the company\'s strategy. \"Our strategy hasn\'t changed at all regardless of any leadership change,\" Dietch told Gulf News in an interview. Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman took over the top post at HP last month after Apotheker stepped down after a turbulent year that saw HP stock value drop almost 40 per cent. Dietch also said the company\'s goal is to dominate the cloud computing market.