Lessons for HP & Other OEMs From Vermont

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WaqasAltaf
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Re: Specialization
WaqasAltaf   12/15/2012 8:39:55 AM
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@ Nicole

I was never a fan for IBM selling its PC business and would never be pro if HP does so. IMO, if the company wants to focus on other businesses, it can surely do it without separating the PC business unless it is giving losses or reputational damage. There should be staff which is specifically focused on PC business and others can focus on other businesses so that no one gets over-burdened. Another aspect of HP's PC business is that it is a highly rated vendor by users when it comes to supplying quality machines at reasonable prices. 

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small potatoes
FLYINGSCOT   12/14/2012 11:19:21 AM
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These numbers do not seem that significant to a company the size of HP?  Why is it governemnt projects almost stumble, fall, get up, then fall over again?

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Re: Specialization
The Source   12/12/2012 12:31:19 PM
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Bolaji,

Meg Whitman has decided to keep all of HP's business units under one roof which is different from what former CEO Leo Apotheker proposed doing.  As you recall he wanted to spin off HP's PC business. Certainly, if HP took a page from IBM and separated its PC business it would be better able to do what you advocate.  In this case HP would specialize in providing services, servers, and software.

Thanks for your comments.

Nicole

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Re: What they could not deliver?
WaqasAltaf   12/12/2012 12:26:35 PM
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Wale, you have a point. Ego issue would have stopped HP from involving another vendor and no reputable brand will commit such a mistake. If I was HP, I would have chosen to take the hit and learn for the future.

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Re: HP and its future
Wale Bakare   12/12/2012 11:33:50 AM
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HP is a big high -tech firm - i still think issues about them would be forgetting and put to past. The only exception, if it has unworking products in the markets, that can only have damaging effects on HP.

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HP and its future
WaqasAltaf   12/11/2012 11:30:23 PM
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This development has far reaching effects for HP for its efforts to secure new clients esp for its new service providing role. Companies that were in negotiations with HP to secure its services will now view HP's promises with doubts and will make it difficult for HP's managers to satisfy their expectations.

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Re: What they could not deliver?
_hm   12/11/2012 8:18:20 PM
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@Wale: Yes, HP must. Customer promise is most important. They can recoever in subsequent project.

 

Wale Bakare
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Re: What they could not deliver?
Wale Bakare   12/11/2012 2:04:40 PM
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>>If they can not, they could have purchased service from third party and should have finished project, may be with little loss<<

Would you expect HP to adopt that in executing the project? 

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What they could not deliver?
_hm   12/10/2012 7:14:57 PM
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It is surprising! What they could not deliver? If they can not, they could have purchased service from third party and should have finished project, may be with little loss.

 

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Specialization
Bolaji Ojo   12/10/2012 6:23:54 PM
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People knock specialization nowadays but sometimes a company cannot be everything to everyone. You've got to pick what you are good at doing and beat everyone else at it. HP's trying to be an IT conssulting firm didn't work in this case but perhaps there are positive stories about its activities in this sector elsewhere.



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