HP look to Autonomy for their future

Last week was a big news week for technology. The “Googorola” story may be the start of a market shift in the cell phone industry. I believe that the HP story that broke after their earnings call is of far bigger impact to the entire PC environment. From the start, HP was purely a service orientated business. Through a range of controversies and management changes they acquired Compaq. Then, took an enormous risk and dove into a “diversifying” market which initially was not their primary focus. Remember the big technology companies are public in terms of their financial status. They are...
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HP To Acquire Palm

Hewlett Packard (HP) have announced that they will be purchasing smartphone manufacturer Palm. Palm has been experiencing severe capital losses in the last 6 months as users have not bought their phones in large numbers, as projected by the company. HP has been on a company acquisition spree as they recently acquired 3Com, a networking giant. I think that HP is realizing that the computer industry is shifting toward the mobile phone business. Think about it, in the last 5 years the biggest area that has shown significant growth from an innovation point of view is the mobile phone industry. Apple,...
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