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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RE[3]: I'm not dead yet!
by zima on Mon 26th Nov 2012 08:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I'm not dead yet!"
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You're moving goalposts, "peak of popularity" is about unit volume...

Anyway, you need to remember what "emerging" word means - many of those markets won't be emerging any more after some time, they will be quite prosperous.
And the brand loyalties and such will be already with Lenovo. Already there's a reason why they are pretty much the only large PC EOM seeing healthy growth.

(disclaimer: I live in borderline emerging area; if you're underestimating those, you're in for a surprise)

Edited 2012-11-26 08:22 UTC

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