I thought that HP PC is one of the top brands in reliability and in product quality. And I Believe also that all the high-tech products such as pcs and mobiles aren't reliable as were few years ago. The competition to catch up the top, includes to produce a lot of new models that minimize the research time, the testing time and finally, the evaluation time.
If we sum up the above, we have the answer to why we have too many fault units even from big brand names.
I think that HP needs to keep supporting the old computer business in order to keep customers loyalty. Because if someone is pissed off about the quality of the computer and get no support, it will ruin the brand when it comes to look for future other businesses.
The support issue very important, my former employer (a very large, well-known, giant corporation) had a contract to use HP PC's exclusively. I wonder if that deal is still in place, and if so, for how long?
Anyhow, HP has obviously made quite a few mistakes the past couple of years. It's really hard for me to speculate as to what their future holds, but I'm fairly confident the HP brand will continue to exist. I don't think the company is doomed, but I do think the HP of ten years from year may be barely recognizable from its current incarnation.
I bought HP laptop 18 months back and I am still using the same system. So far I haven't faced any problems. And now since HP is selling its PC unit I am worried if I will get good serivce to my HP system.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.