PC and printer sales must really be in the pit's and the company needs these acq's to obfuscate the hit on margins.
Agree 100 %. Board really caught with the pantsdown with the bold movement of Elisson/Orcl
Suspect they are buying insurance for top line growth to hit guidance. Acquisition provide room for ample financial engineering. Turf war for $ will hamper trajectory for sure.
msh posts >Suspect they are buying insurance for top line growth to hit guidancecould be, but it looks like it has to do with *the cloud* ... some big master plan related to the next generation of technology delivery ... its all fitting together http://gigaom.com/2010/09/13/hp-buys-arcsight-to-bring-security-to-the-cloud/
Stupid and incompetent should be added, among other words I can't use on this site.
I've held up buy another laptop. Getting tired of all the buggy microsoft s/w