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HP's Whitman: Microsoft Now Our Rival
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rhan301
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10/11/2013 | 5:24:23 PM
re: HP's Whitman: Microsoft Now Our Rival
Hi Laurianne, I think your Twitter contacts are correct. Please see my comments above.

In the government contracting world, HP's purchase of EDS is seen as a debacle. In the consumer space their products seem "designed-to-fail."

I feel that the company hasn't decided on their identity, and is running from one quick fix to the other to keep revenue up. A leaner HP that is more focused on value to customers would have a better chance of surviving the coming revolution, where most desktops and laptops will be replaced by low-cost "ubiquitous computing" solutions using ARM processors.
rhan301
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10/11/2013 | 5:11:34 PM
re: HP's Whitman: Microsoft Now Our Rival
Oh my... "Things are bad this year but wait until 2 years from now!" I believe that HP could only be successful in the business space, as they have destroyed their goodwill with consumers. I am literally surrounded by people who have purchased an HP printer or laptop within the past two years, and who then put up with features and interfaces slowly dying, causing no end of problems. And when they try to get warranty support HP demands an up-front payment before discussing their problem.

IMHO, HP bought a large consulting business and ran it into the ground, with many of their best and brightest getting fired ("laid off") or hastily exiting on their own.

IMHO, HP had a good tablet and dropped it when it wasn't an overnight success. And what ever became of the extremely expensive WebOS?

If you had an employee who ran their operation like this, how long would it take you to show them the door? HP doesn't stand a chance as long as Meg is at the helm.

My 2 cents!

/R.
cbabcock
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10/10/2013 | 11:37:09 PM
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As a trusted, "non-partisan" vendor, HP has the potential to thrive as a cloud service provider. It hasn't donw so yet but I think its cloud efforts, its IaaS, will be a contributor to revenues and hopefully profits in 2015.
Michael Endler
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10/10/2013 | 8:40:14 PM
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Not enough! Still a big question mark. At this time last year, I remember people hounding her about when HP will get serious about smartphones. Question still stands today.
Laurianne
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10/10/2013 | 7:05:52 PM
re: HP's Whitman: Microsoft Now Our Rival
Some of my Twitter contacts felt blaming Microsoft and Intel was too easy an out for Whitman. Do you agree with that sentiment?
Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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10/10/2013 | 6:31:41 PM
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HP is definitely feeling the snub of the Microsoft Surface devices and poor Windows 8 adoption. I'd be looking for new opportunities too.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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10/10/2013 | 3:59:07 PM
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Did she say anything explicitly about HP's mobility strategy? Seems like that's still a question mark.


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