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Who Should Hewlett-Packard Buy?

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 serious gap in HP's networking strategy remains application delivery and performance management. F5 Networks, already an HP AllianceOne Partner, would complement HP's story in high-speed data centers, application transformation and cloud computing. F5's BigIP appliances and application delivery products play a critical role in assuring application performance by adding new servers to existing application pools and load balancing among multiple data centers.

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