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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The biggest thing
by Smartpatrol on Tue 8th Mar 2005 14:52 UTC

The biggest crew up they made is caused doubt in the future of their product lines. There is no clear path for the HP9000 line. As an SA in the industry i am having a hard time figuring out what platform to recommend for Enterprise. I sat through a webinar about how the itanium will basically be the PA9000 and extend their Unix hardware line for awhile to come. Now they abandoned itanium...how do i recommend hardware that may or may not have a clear upgrade path. Don't want to recommend a Superdome when 3 years from now HP kills the HP900 hardware line when perhaps i could have recommended an IBM Regatta that seems to have a clear upgrade path for the foreseable future. SUN is already in that boat i can't recommend a SUN solution based on the fact that they too are in a state of disarray. RedHat on DELL is getting better but not near enterprise quality compaired to commercial Unix offerings....Windows 2003 server?