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A breakup of Hewlett-Packard is both desirable and inevitable. But it requires new blood on the board. Investors now have an opportunity to hold the $41-billion tech conglomerate’s directors more accountable. The company lost nearly half its value in 2012 as dysfunction and misguided M&A caught up to HP. Moving chairman Ray Lane and others out at the upcoming annual meeting makes a breakup easier to push forward.Report Typo/Error