HP Rounds Up EDS
With Microsoft-Yahoo fizzing, another mega-acquisition that's actually happening
is stealing the spotlight. HP is turning itself into (even more of) a services
giant by snapping
for $13.9 billion. Analysts and observers are setting the whole thing
up as a big
HP challenge to IBM
, the global services giant.
First of all, from a Microsoft perspective, we're guessing that this means
that HP is on board with recommending Dynamics CRM; after all, EDS said
at Convergence that it was.
Beyond that, HP and Microsoft are longtime allies; Microsoft and IBM, not so
much. So maybe Microsoft partners will see some sort of trickle-down from an
HP-EDS leviathan. That is, of course, if HP can manage to actually swallow and
integrate EDS, which remains, as always, to be seen.
Posted by Lee Pender on 05/14/2008 at 1:22 PM