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Meg Making Moves

Number One OEM HP (it is bigger than Big Blue and twice the size of Dell) has a relatively new CEO: the previously mentioned Meg Whitman. Meg is already shaking things up, reversing her predecessor's decision to bail out of the PCs, laptop and tablet business.

I, like the HP, thought this idea of Lou Apotheker was indeed dumb enough to get him fired. And Meg's decision to stay in PCs makes total sense. Why else would HP buy Compaq in the first place? For some buildings and workers in Texas? Compaq defined the high-performance, thoroughly compatible PC clone market.

I'd say Whitman is off to a good start. Let's hope she can avoid the scandals that felled those that preceded her.

Posted by Doug Barney on 10/28/2011 at 1:18 PM


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