Hewlett-Packard Break-Up

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  1. aaronvan Suspended

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  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Cnn is now reporting on this as well. I'm not surprised on one hand and on another hand I am.

    The prior CEO lost his job in part for pushing a service only approach and spinning off the PC/Printer business. Now they're looking into this again, I guess the hardware sales are looking bleak and want to focus on services.
     
  3. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    HP is dead. It just doesn't understand it yet.

    It died the day it spun off Agilent and left HP a soulless hollow shell of a once-great company.
     
  4. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    I love how consumers say things like this. It's like people don't realize the Enterprise world doesn't exist.

    Dell and Hewlett-Packard will continue to work in the enterprise realm, but from a consumer products world, I expect very little from either.

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    I fully expect the computer business to get bought out within the next 5 years. I think the Enterprise company is hoping to thrive without the hindrance of the consumer products division.
     
  5. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Seek first to understand . . .

    HP has made it this far by using the financial equivalent of rearranging its deck chairs. Once a leader in innovation, HP invests on average over the last few years less than half its revenue, by percentage, in R&D relative to IBM. And HP's margins were on the order of 8% compared to 27% for IBM. And that's after HP tried to make a serious push into services, where it continues to be soundly thrashed by IBM.

    As for the enterprise hardware side? Pure commodity. Do you believe that is a winning strategy?
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Agreed. A commodity market where virtualization is eating into server sales, big time.
     

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