The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which technology editor/analyst Andrew Tonner and technology analyst Evan Niu discuss topics across the investing world.

Hewlett-Packard had a pretty tough 2011 -- even CEO Meg Whitman isn't looking forward to this year. For HP, 2012 will be a year of regrouping and trying to find direction. Investors will need to be patient, as 2013 may be the year for HP to regain its footing.