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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Not too surprised
by B on Mon 7th Mar 2005 15:44 UTC

I don't know much about her (Carly), but since when did mergers/acquisitions really work?
Look at what happened to Lucent & all its buyouts...
I feel sorry for any company (and employees) that get bought out. Take Linksys, great product and web site... with Cisco envolved now I am concerned (ever deal with Cisco code or thier web site or support?.. ugh!)
HP (and Compaq) made horrible PC's... I never saw such poor preformance... hunks of junk.. plus all the add-ons they load up. I tell customers to get a Dell or a clone/custom... but is is hard to build one cheaper than what Dell can deliver.
Compaq servers were great, but I refused to buy any after HP was associated. With IBM outsourcing some of the hardware, that leaves with what choices? Dell or clone servers?!.