HP can't afford to buy every one of our Desirable Dozen, but in the post-Mark Hurd era, the world's largest computer maker needs to consider acquiring more than a few of these companies. Here's who -- and why.
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One of the most respected business strategy and technology consulting firms in the world would give HP entre to a new set of high-level decision-makers in large organizations worldwide. While there's some overlap in outsourcing with the former EDS, that's not nearly enough of an issue to outweigh the C-level chops HP could gain by weaving Accenture into its fold. But Accenture would be pricey -- extremely so -- which might provide a tough hurdle for a brand new CEO to overcome.
Server Market SplitsvilleJust because the server market's in the doldrums doesn't mean innovation has ceased. Far from it -- server technology is enjoying the biggest renaissance since the dawn of x86 systems. But the primary driver is now service providers, not enterprises.
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