It’s a drama and game play between the top officials. I don’t think they can spin off the PC business that much easily because that’s their core business area. More over they cannot play well in software business because still they have products and suits only from earnest while Mercury. They had spend a quite some time for tablet R&D and its webOS.
Interesting thread. I doubt if I have ever seen any such bag with a specific pocket for lunch. Maybe, more than the space, we need to reduce the weight of what we carry in our bags- laptops, chargers, batteries et al.
This idea is really cool and i think u need to patent this idea before some one steals just kidding. definitely with more and more gadgets coming up we need to find a solution to carry them with less effort. I would prefer something light wait.
It would really help me because i carry 2 bags hope i can fit my lunch into the same bag .
It is very good news. HP has capability and there is lots of space for innovative ultrabook with low low power and many more innovative features. We wish to see some good products from HPin coming months.
"Someone will get rich inventing a carrying case that can hold a laptop, tablet, smartphone, & space for lunch."
You made me laugh with that. :) I'm glad someone else thinks of space for lunch when thinking of a carrying case, too. What I haven't found yet is a laptop case with a specially designed space for lunch.
Flip-flopping definitely comes with a price where your stakeholders (particularly the investors) begin to lose confidence in the company's strategic plans and long-term growth. I don't think any reputable company can afford to make such haywire decisions in the long run.
Good news! I think this is the right decision for HP. The former CEO really messed up with his strategy and vision. The company lack backbone to push through in the tablet market, andhe you think the right decision was to drop the profitable PC market, that was a mess.
It is good seeing HP reversed the decision to spin-off their PC division. This has been their core business line and the most profitable to the company, PCs industry has to continue to be part of their future.
Nothing wrong with adapting, but flip-flopping comes with a great price. For one thing your customer base(s) begin to lose their grip on what you represent, what you stand for and what your overall position is.
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