Linked by Terry Shannon on Mon 7th Mar 2005 07:48 UTC
Editorial With HP's high-flying CEO Carly Fiorina departing, the company's woes are well known. But how did a firm with such a storied history and vast assets get headed down the wrong path, and what do they need to do to set their course straight?
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by newbert on Mon 7th Mar 2005 10:32 UTC

It's strange why Compaq bought Digital and hence acquired Alpha. If the article is correct and that Compaq didn't spend much on research, why bother with Digital? Seems like lack of planning and foresight to me.

HP bought DEC, and then HP later merged with Compaq. or something like that. it was an indirect acquisition on the part of Compaq.