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If you wanted to make the most profitable and the largest IT company in the world, you would probably not come up with anything that looked like either Hewlett-Packard or IBM. Both companies have historically had their strengths and weaknesses, but they are starting to look more like each other - and to talk more confidently …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Welcome

    HP is consumer - Ink, x86, notebook, netbook

    HP has done a great job of cutting costs at EDS (which saved their ass this year)

    but enterprise IT is not their direction

    Enterprise

    IBM and Snorcle......crazy larry will make this interesting but he will fail at hw

    Consumer

    HP and Dell

    (Microsoft and Intel)

    cheers from across the pond

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  3. Anonymous Coward
    FAIL

    My message to Mark Hurd

    STOP

    FIRING

    YOUR

    STAFF !!!!

    you idiot - otherwise there'll not be enough folks left to develop, deliver and support the products and services you're relying on...

    Or am I missing something here?

    <sigh>

  4. Matt Bryant Silver badge
    Happy

    And from our IBM correspondent....

    ".....Either that or HP needs to buy IBM's mainframe hardware and software business....." Erm... isn't that the shrinking mainframe bizz? After all, the PSI affair just showed how much faster and cheaper it was to run mainframe apps on Itanium, which is why IBM felt so threatened that they had to buy the company. If their lawyers can't find a way to kill Hercules then IBM could see a nasty drop in revenue as mainfram "DR solutions" go onto Linux on Itanium instead (which means Linux on hp Integrity in reality).

    And why worry about Lenovo? After all, IBM is busy retreating from the x64 server market too now. Soon there could only be the shrinking mainframe bizz to retreat to.

  5. Denarius Silver badge
    FAIL

    Staff fired up or just fired for this ?

    so if the residue of the world IT economy shows life and money, HP expect the residue of their dispirited, hostile staff to stick around to deliver this miracle ?

  6. Anonymous Coward
    FAIL

    HP Business Services

    Hope HP is not expecting much from their BizServ; we're using them and by God they're awful!

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