Tuesday, September 16, 2008

HP to cut 24,600 jobs worldwide

US technology giant Hewlett-Packard has said that it will cut 24,600 jobs worldwide...over the next 3 years...

Ok, I don't remember hearing HP say that the aquisition of EDS would mean "business as usual" like the RiKON announcement spawned.

Still, can we see the future of Ikon in this announcement from HP?

Hurd Speaks -

"HP has a strong track record of making acquisitions and integrating them to capture leading market positions,' said CEO Mark Hurd. 'HP now has the broadest technology capabilities in the market to meet customer needs today and in the future,' he added."




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  1. "A strong track record of making acquisitions and integrating them to capture leading market positions."

    I've heard this before...wait a second! Didnt Carly Fiorina utter similar verbage after the clumsy acquisition of Compaq?, a move that culminated in her "oustage" (one of my top 5 made up words).

    I just cant wait til she takes over the Fed when McCain is elected...think we can get some more gear added to GSA Schedule?

    ...interesting indeed!

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  2. docunagurski -

    What is remarkable about your statement is the Fiorina reference - I was just speaking with a bunch of HP "big-wigs"(most in a new positions after the re-org) and the Compaq debacle came up as a "learning experience" - of how NOT to implement a merger...

    Actually, my meetings reinforced my belief in HP - and my belief that, Carly was not as good a leader as Hurd...

    thank you for commenting.

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