|Re: More drama at HP|
Message #7 Posted by Oliver Unter Ecker on 22 Sept 2011, 5:38 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Thomas Radtke
What might that be? No rant intended, I'm asking seriously.
[...] and get back to what they're good at.
As you're asking seriously, I shall not respond with "calculators, of course."
I meant making and selling hardware.
HP is the #1 PC manufacturer in the world. By and large customers must approve of their products, or else HP wouldn't occupy that spot. It should be fair to call them "good at" something, based on this alone.
HP may not be the innovation engine it once was, but, as any technology company of their size, has deep pockets of innovation here and there. (One of them, arguably, the calculators group.)
I don't know much about HP's product lines, but I'm sure they're pushing the state of the art in a number of fields.
Also, HP has surely something left of the "HP Way".
Wikipedia tells us
"In September 2009, Newsweek ranked HP No.1 on its 2009 Green Rankings of America's 500 largest corporations"
and other things that indicate that HP is a "green" company.
If they're good at being green, they're good at their business, in my book, even if the business would be in boring commodity goods devoid of any innovation.
If you're doubtful that HP lives up to its potential with CEOs that knows zilch of technology and think about money before anything else, I'm with you. But this, of course, is the state of affairs with most big companies.