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  • Is the HP Band-Aid being re-applied?

    September 22, 2011 |

    We gave Léo Apotheker a strong benefit of the doubt when he recently ripped off HPs proverbial Band-Aid and made a series of tough announcements that could steer HP on a more coherent enterprise path. Sadly for Léo, his board is clearly in a position where they are unhappy with the progress made under him and want to bring in a very different personality in eBay's Meg WhitmanRead More

  • SAHP? Stranger things have happened

    September 30, 2010 |

    With Leo Apotheker taking the helm at HP, all sorts of questions arise as to why they hired a software guy, who wasn't exactly a wild success when he was top dog at SAP. Leo is the man you'd want if you are planning to acquire SAP. He knows the company inside and out and is savvy enough to work out some sort of game plan to integrate the German giant into the HP empire. Read More

  • HP’s imminent shrinkage: Meg prepares for commodity competitiveness

    May 21, 2012 |

    So for the first time since the '08-09 crash, we're finally starting to see the impact of a commodotizing services market, as HP makes plans to shed 30K jobs this week. However, I believe HP is a symptom if a commodotizing and standardizing IT/business services industry - it's recent woes have forced it to take corrective action that many of its competitors will surely have to also take in the future. Read More

  • It’s Meg Mitt-man as HP does a 180 with its Band-Aid plan

    October 27, 2011 |

    One can ask many questions as to why HP's new CEO made such a dramatic reversal of Léo Apotheker's decision barely two months' ago. There's nothing wrong with making "180's" with product and strategy decisions - the very best businesses in the world have been quick to admit bad decisions and correct them.Read More

  • Can Infovish disrupt the Indian services model and rediscover its mojo?

    June 12, 2014 |

    The Infy old guard make a bold statement to the world by putting the popular tech innovator, Vishal Sikka, in charge of rediscovering that elusive Infosys mojoRead More

  • The defining outsourcing moments of 2011

    December 24, 2011 |

    Well, another year goes by and HfS yet again escapes any legal action, terrorist attacks at our office, or disappearing bodies for being thoroughly unafraid to call the industry on its issues. So let's reflect some of the defining moments of 2011Read More

  • HP: did it just rip off its Band-Aid?

    August 18, 2011 |

    Today marks a jolting and sobering inflection point to a global mega-business that was in serious danger of developing multiple-personality disorder. However, in one full swoop, Léo's sent his firm on a path where we can actually understand what HP's game-plan is all aboutRead More