HP Reboots to Confront the "Tablet Ef...

HP Reboots to Confront the "Tablet Effect"

There are 1 comment on the Barron's story from Aug 20, 2011, titled HP Reboots to Confront the "Tablet Effect". In it, Barron's reports that:

Amid consumers' passion for the iPad and rivals, the tech giant will explore the sale of its PC division and dump its own tablet, the TouchPad.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Barron's.

A So-Called Business Woma

Rockport, MA

#1 Aug 20, 2011
Even if the Enterprise is HPs rightful future, a big struggle going forward will be "consumer confidence". Pulling the tablet after such a short period of time, even if financially a reasonable move, will make consumers question company commitment to future products and technology. This can hurt. HP's past ten years have been filled with twist and turns, tumultuous turnover at the top, and changes in strategic direction. How do you convey commitment and stability to your customers? Dropping the entire consumer business...is this HP: Innovator turned Dinosaur? Never mind promising stability to its 300K+ employees...Investors have been understandably critical of yet another dramatic HP milestone. The PSG business is the lowest margin BU in HP's current organization (5.9%), from that perspective it makes sense. Maybe the financial services piece is next (also single-digit margins). How does that fit in with the vision of "expand[ing] the company into software and services that help customers deliver computing over the Internet, via the so-called cloud."

HP: Innovator turned Dinosaur

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Hewlett-Packard Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News CA convention is a homecoming of sorts for Carl... (May '16) May '16 Is It Dark In You... 3
News School Of Thought: Google, Synnex Driving Chrom... (Apr '14) Apr '14 John Daily 2
News Biz Break: PC industry hits rock bottom as Hewl... (Jan '14) Jan '14 gochina 1
News The Real Reason Behind Immigration Reform (Nov '13) Nov '13 Juan 5
News Video: 'Thriller' Flash Mob! Any Zombies Look F... (Nov '13) Nov '13 l want you back M... 1
News Record-Smashing Quarter: S&P 500 Ends Above 200... (Mar '13) Mar '13 Marine Corp Pat 2
News In spring 2012 A Survey of CDN Providers to Bet... (Mar '13) Mar '13 Tony 1