Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 23rd Nov 2012 14:03 UTC
In the News Hard to believe, but articles are popping up at business websites claiming that venerable Hewlett-Packard may fail. In their most recent fiasco, HP wrote off a loss of $8.8 of their $11.1 US billion acquisition of Autonomy and have alleged fraud in the deal. Revenue is down 7% from a year ago and the stock has hit a 10-year low. The company is laying off 27K employees but that may not be enough. Some speculate HP might be broken up into parts with buy-outs involved. This article from last May offers a good in-depth analysis of how all these problems came to pass.
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its not the products...
by TomF on Fri 23rd Nov 2012 20:22 UTC
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Take a step back, I don't like HP, but you are all looking at a minor issue really. HP is not about the products you see in the shops, or even in the big business like their server. The majority of HP is about IT services. They deliver managing, consulting, one-stop services (even for IBM, Oracle and many more products) to their customers. And yes, I deal with these people on a regular basis. Most of them don't know what they are doing and can't read manuals for the 3th party products they are supposed to manage. Companies are learning that putting all their eggs in one basket (HP, Oracle, ...) is not such a good idea.

Tom UK

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