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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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NetApp sells both block-based SAN and file-based NAS storage. It has a proven history of providing solid products that perform well and it would be a great data center complement to HP's server and networking strengths. At about one-third the size of EMC, NetApp still has room to grow and would benefit from access to HP's expansive customer base.

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