10 Things That Are Wrong With HP's New Strategy

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    Don Reisinger

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The PC IdeaOne of the most surprising moves from HP was its decision to possibly spin off its PC business, an operation has been the backbone of its operation for years, and a key component in its relationships with enterprise users. By spinning it off now, there's no telling what the future might look like for the company.
Hewlett-Packard has done what some thought to be impossible: discontinue its TouchPad and drastically alter its path to the future. Some say that the move has been a long time coming and should help the company get some of the issues out of the firm. However, there are others that are confused by the move, especially HP's decision to consider spinning off its PC business. After all, PCs have been integral to the company's operation all these years. And now, to think that it's getting rid of that key sector, is a major surprise. But when it's all said and done, when the move is taken with a firm grasp on how the market operates, it's tough to see any good come out of HP's decision. The new strategy seems contrived and lacking in vision for what the future might hold. In many ways, the strategy is just plain wrong. Here's why HP's decision to ditch the TouchPad and potentially spin off its PC business is all kinds of bad, and when it's all said and done, do nothing to actually help the firm.
This article was originally published on 2011-08-25
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.