Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2012 22:01 UTC
Microsoft Steve Ballmer's annual letter to shareholders makes it very clear Microsoft is at a point of no return - and in the middle of a transition into a hardware company. "This is a significant shift, both in what we do and how we see ourselves - as a devices and services company. It impacts how we run the company, how we develop new experiences, and how we take products to market for both consumers and businesses." Line. Sand.
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RE[4]: OEMs deserve to suffer
by Laurence on Wed 10th Oct 2012 14:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: OEMs deserve to suffer"
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They might be more of a hardware company, but saying that HP is not interested in software is innaccurate at best: NNM, Operations Manager, Operations Orchestration, Sitescope, BSM, Network Automation, Server Automation, Service Manager, Load Runner, UCMDB, DDMi, Storage Automation, ArcSight, TippingPoint, Data Protector...

They're all pretty much there to enable their hardware.

I will grant you that my statement was a little absolute though. It was more meant to read that their main focus is hardware

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