So HP, under Meg Whitman, is breaking up into a PC/printing company and an enterprise products and services firm.
Um...well of course it’s the right thing to do to focus each and release the great value of these two companies.
Only, just a few years ago, under Carly Fiorina, HP a printer and enterprise products company combined with Compaq, a PC company, in order to gain the size and clout to succeed in the ever-competitive technology marketplace.
The B.S. of corporate America—everything and the opposite--to try and do something, almost anything, to try and raise the share prices of those strategically stalled companies.
From Meg Whitman, CEO of HP:
- October 2011--“Together we are stronger!”
- Then today, 3 years later--“Being nimble is the only path to winning.”
Merge, split—wash, rinse, repeat…fool the fools.
HP is still HP—especially compared to Apple, Amazon, Google, and even now Lenovo. ;-)
(Source Photo: here with attribution to Angie Harms)