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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Re: Spin off the printer division
by DW on Mon 7th Mar 2005 20:59 UTC

>Spin off the most profitable part of your business? That just >doesn't seem sensible.

Not initially no. But HP the printer company would probably be more profitable than the current HP printer and other stuff company. And it would force HP the computer tech company to focus harder or their core skills and products. I still believe that spinning of printers could create to companies greater than the sum of their parts. Of course management wouldn't gain from it and it would probably be bad for short term profits, so it won't happen.