When HP acquired Palm, the company's target was WebOS. Palm's mobile operating system is arguably one of the most impressive solutions in the space. But as Palm attempted to compete with Apple, it lost its way and failed to adequately deliver a viable product. HP can't make that same mistake. It must evaluate what WebOS excels at, and start bolstering the software where it falls behind Apple's iOS. By doing so, HP can position itself in the market as a company that might actually be able to trump what Apple currently offers. It won't be easy, for sure, but it's a necessity.