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Twilight of the idols: The only philosophy HPE and IBM do these days is with an axe

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From a shareholder POV, it could be argued that the splitting up of the company and selling of part of it with clear focus and a profit stream makes sense. Splitting the whole into better understood parts, and putting the risk with outsourcing, or enterprise hardware into different companies probably makes at some level. Lenovo and HP-Inc seems to be doing ok in the consumer space after all.

Seeing the outsource/consultancies shrink as they can't make profits on the renewal deals, and the core of HP-e fail as it can't combat off-site cloud, or internal cloud-centric infrastructure doesn't mean the strategy was wrong. It probably saved the "good" bits, from contamination by the bad bits of the company.

It will be interesting (for some) to see how the software spin-merge goes over the next couple of years....

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