Good luck selling those collaboration solutions. You just failed Question 1.
45 posts • joined 6 Jul 2009
Business and Management speakers will dine out on the rise and fall of HP for years.
Whitman continues to make the usual mistake of setting redundancy targets - which will be implemented by the useless middle management - and then looks surprised when all the overhead layers are still in place, the frontline has reduced and the profits have taken another dive.
How many manager layers between a consultant on site and Meg Whitman 8 years ago and now?
The definition of stupid is repeating the same action and expecting a different outcome. This company is still doing the same things it was when I left 4 years ago.
The Turnaround is on track.....
Don't worry - all negative results are still someone else's fault. Revenue is heading south so just in case anyone notices in our next set of results (and starts pointing in my direction), I'll throw another 16,000 bodies in the waste disposal.
The empress is devoid of apparel.
Re: Nothing new
Not only does this still happen with monotonous regularity within HP, there is also the office sweepstake to see who can complete the 'mandatory training with questions so stupid you would have to have a common sense bypass to fail''. I think the record for the 30 mins on Health and Safety was around 3.
pathetic pair. please tell purple t-shirt boi that we know he's holding his stomach in for the photo.
green shoots ?
HP are at least one year into Whitman's 5 year plan. You would expect to see some green shoots somewhere. Instead we still hear about Execution challenges (we f***d up delivery) competitive pricing (we are way too expensive) and misaligned go to market model (we are selling the wrong stuff to the wrong people).
I suspect that even the redundancies are misplaced (letting go of troops on the ground instead of addressing the massive top heavy management structure).
As ocassionally happens.....
your efforts to appear clever have resulted in a headline that is completely incomprehensible.
One could equally say - look for the contra evidence. It's there, just not screaming "We are all going to die if you don't do what I tell you".
This overwhelming evidence bollox has to stop. Like the man said - present it.
Re: What's his angle?
Let me get that for you.....
(a) Greenhouses trap heat and are a very poor model for the atmosphere
(b) CO2 is an insignificant greenhouse gas
(c) Human activity emits insignificant quantities of CO2
Eric talks about fact-checking whilst Al's mates peer-review each others papers. Beyond mirth.
Re: Release timing.
Yeah coz people waving their hands all over the place in an office is going to work isn't it. As if anyone needed further proof that Microsoft's desktop strategy is FUBAR.
Perhaps they should call it Jose Jalapeno.
This is one of the most inactive solar cycles for a long time.
Wonder what they thought of Enemy of the State.
HP re-org ? It must be spring
keep re-arranging those chairs boys........
It's a shame Sinofsky left. Could have made him drink from his own poison chalice.
to answer the headline question
Mildly shittier than pathetic windmills.
It's not a penalty, it's a speculative invoice. Just ignore their string of threatening letters and they will go away.
Re: @ Lee D - Fantastic!!
err did you see the word 'instantaneous' before you jumped in ? Hmmm ? Hmmm ?
facing which direction exactly ?
or should that be 'half a roof' ?
"Hurd has intimate knowledge of Dell"
Re: FAIL felt as far as Oregon
The user or carer is expected to put the SIM in the phone and log into a web portal
Remind me - which demographic is most likely not to be web-connected ?
Then I took a dump......
...which all went through fine
...just like everywhere else then.
Re: This is precisely why you do not let a woman take charge of a tech company
Don't let your misogyny get in the way will you ?
Grow up ?
Same could be said for a number of the posters on here.
Re: I don't care what they do...
No there isn't - you are splitting hairs.
Not that different ? - tell that to Michelle in Accounts.
By the way
Microsoft - please stop telling me it's Windows 7 'reimagined' - unless it's Mickey Mouse.
Not a chance
Succinctly put Andrew.
The speed and performance improvements could have been packaged as a Windows 7 SE with the Metro interface reserved for tablets and phones. Instead we see yet another example of Microsoft steadfastly refusing to learn from their own past experiences and spectacularly failing to understand their key customer base.
We cannot afford the training and productivity overheads of this pointless upgrade and so we will be sticking with Windows 7.
'Bob' Sinofsky's evil child will not be meeting our 80,000 desktops.
Let me help you with that....
A University of Auckland analysis of ten years’ worth of NASA satellite data suggests that cloud formation, with fewer clouds forming at the highest altitudes is changing atmospheric temperatures. See what I did there ?
Oh and please stop telling me how lovely your models are. They cannot predict past climate based on known historical data. ergo useless.
Gosh - you mean it's.......a glacier ?
...if you define 'continues to look pretty strong' as having lost 10% of its value against GBP since July.
Sorry to let facts get in the way.
Fraud moving to the internet where chip/pin can't help. Hmmmmm sounds like a puff piece for that aberration called Verified By Visa if you ask me.
Prof Cox ?
The trouble with the good professor i find is that his on screen persona indicates that his surname should be in the singular rather than the plural.
Sorry - dropped off there for a second.
I think Solaris_fan has been out in the sun too long.
"Well, at least Hurd DID have a vision, HP DID grow and he was expanding vertically."
This song has no title just words and a tune
akshully, based on the 'related stories' section, the real formula is 'X cuffed for shagging X'.
"People should have the right to send messages without Yahoo! snooping through them," said Sarah Kidner editor of Which? Computing. (BBC Tech Pages)
err no akshully. If that's the T&C (changed or not) that's the deal. if you don't like it, pay a few quid for an email service you cheapskate.
Oh and can you remove the three tracking cookies from your site please ?
Looking forward to....
Nothing to see here......
Whitewash deployed, feet up and a cup of tea.
It's decisions like this......
...that Wikileaks was designed for.
Even the boys from Lagos are off-shoring these days it seems.
The EU can now happily rule it illegal without commercial pressures.