Some companies like Apple reward executives based on their ability to increase revenues and profitability. Not so IBM or HPE.
There it is in a nutshell. If you care more about "shareholder value" than your customers, they will go somewhere else. I was taught the first thing any company should embrace is "income, sales, and service" to be viable. These two turds (and others) are more about the board and shareholders than about their products and services. They deserve to die off.