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!