Could you not have included one "Rearranging the deck chairs on the Itanic" reference for old times' sake?
HPE has lost another key exec in just over a week with CTO Mark Potter handing in his notice amid a global reshuffle of senior leadership that was itself caused by the earlier exit of Phil Davis, the second-in-command. Mark Potter, the company's chief techie and head of its R&D outfit, HP Labs, will 'retire' in the summer, …
Thanks to delightful combination of arrogance and ignorance, Mark Potter oversaw the loss of 10 pts of X86 server revenue market-share during his tenure as VP & GM of ISS, from ~40% to ~30%. Each pt. of market-share is worth about $112M of gross margin. So - if like Mark, you can do the math but just don't understand it - that's about a loss of $1.1 billion/year in gross margin. It's a loss of market-share - and $ of margin - from which HPE has never recovered. Enjoy your retirement Mark. You should have put out to grass a long, long time ago.
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