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5 posts • joined 22 Mar 2012

EMC chief: Why today's IT channel will soon cease to exist

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"Hardly surprising statement given it's from a major vendor...who does not want to upset partners...kind of 'undoes' the whole article though."

Partners! This is EMC talking, which has scant regard for partnership, deciding to take its business direct at any opportunity.

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SolidFire bags blue chip execs, hopes storage street cred will follow

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And my grass is slightly longer

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HP: AUTONOMY 'misrepresented' its value by $5 BILLION, calls in SEC

TheDrunkenBakers
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D'Oh

Indeed it is the consultants who prepare the 'books' on these deals, and it is also true that the acquired will wish to present as rosy a picture as possible to the acquirer so as to maximise shareholder value - like a householder standing in front of a crack when a potential buyer is having a viewing.

Thing is, the potential house buyer should have the intelligence to ask the seller to stand a little to the left so as to check to see if cracks are evident and if they get the bums rush, they should have the backbone and intelligence to walk away.

What this demonstrates is that someone, somewhere, at HP was either too stupid to be making decisions of such magnitude that they should not been allowed to or they were so blinkered at the prospect of an acquisition that they were not checking closely enough for cracks.

In both cases, consultants/Autonomess - 1, HP - 0

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TheDrunkenBakers
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D'Oh

Indeed it is the consultants who prepare the 'books' on these deals, and it is also true that the acquired will wish to present as rosy a picture as possible to the acquirer so as to maximise shareholder value - like a householder standing in front of a crack when a potential buyer is having a viewing.

Thing is, the potential house buyer should have the intelligence to ask the seller to stand a little to the left so as to check to see if cracks are evident and if they get the bums rush, they should have the backbone and intelligence to walk away.

What this demonstrates is that someone, somewhere, at HP was either too stupid to be making decisions of such magnitude that they should not have been allowed to or they were so blinkered at the prospect of an acquisition that they were not checking closely enough for cracks.

In both cases, consultants/Autonomess - 1, HP - 0

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Osborne names UK cities to land £100m broadband bonanza

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Forgotten again.

How utterly rediculous. These cities typically benefit from the old Diamond Cable/Virgin cable infrastructure already and so can already access speeds upwards of 20meg at a low cost, more than enough for 99.99% of households. Companies already pay for high speed leased lines separately.

I live just outside Newark in Nottinghamshire, about 3.5-4 miles from the exchange and get a measley 1.5meg and so accessing internet services other than browsing and the odd iTunes album is a non starter; even watching iPlayer is impossible as peak times. I have an internet TV which I would use for LoveFilm and other services if the connectivty was fast enough.

An uplift to a sensible 5meg would be relatively inexpensive - cross the A1 about half a mile and there is Virgin infrastructure just waiting to be extended.

If the government wants us to be a digital nation with sensible speeds for allcomers then it needs to think about improving rural and semi-rural speeds rather than increasing the already good city speeds.

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