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August 26, 2011

HP Strategy Faces Immense Challenges, Oracle, IBM

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By: Nicholas Kolakowski, eWeek

Hewlett-Packard’s shocking one-two punch—that it would discontinue making its webOS mobile devices, and look to shed its PC business—is the sort of thing that business schools will be analyzing for years to come. Certainly HP’s decision to embrace software and services, and abandon a sizable but relatively low-margin PC business, is indicative of where companies are finding their money these days. IBM did something similar in 2005 when it sold its PC division to Lenovo in favor of enterprise IT. Oracle and SAP are major competitors in the services area, and Microsoft clearly wants a bigger piece of that pie with its business-centric “all in” cloud strategy.

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