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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Just admit you made a mistake in acquiring Palm and buy the real deal. In the consumer smartphone market, you'll never be cooler than Apple and you'll never out-engineer Google, so focus on the enterprise. But RIM will cost a lot more than Palm did.
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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