HP's self appointed turnaround queen Meg Whitman reckons that Dell's move to go private again will create a period of uncertainty for the customers and channel partners. And who can blame her for putting the hammer down on her rival? Dell waded with some barbed comments when HP's hapless homer CEO Leo Apotheker publicly stated …
The only thing certain about HP is that they have the anti-Midas touch
Everything that could've been gold with HP is now shit.
So the best thing Meg Whitman can do now is keep her head down, shut the hell up and thank the stars that the HP board are still clueless enough to pay her. HP is not in a position of superiority here.
...their sheer size will ensure that.
It's just a crying shame that the senior management seem to have no clue how to steer the supertanker that is HP towards the much better place where it should be.
Re: They'll survive...
@AC 23:27 "their sheer size will ensure that"
Size ensured survival for the sauropods too... (Mind you, Sauropods did survive for a couple of epochs, to prove my analogy to be limited). The issue with running a mega-corporation is that you have huge operating costs. So you have to drum up a lot of business. Size helps in the sense you can go after mega-contracts in software services, but you can also lose a lot of money playing at the top. It's the same game but with higher stakes. EDS failed, mainly due to poor leadership.
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