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Werblog: Bye Bye Carly

<![CDATA[Werblog: Bye Bye Carly: PCs and IT in general were becoming very difficult businesses, and companies like Dell were pushing margins down. HP’s merger with Compaq was supposed to solve that problem. It was controversial, but Fiorina sold it as something that would help HP get out of the doldrums. It hasn’t done that. Critics […]

<![CDATA[Werblog: Bye Bye Carly:

PCs and IT in general were becoming very difficult businesses, and companies like Dell were pushing margins down. HP’s merger with Compaq was supposed to solve that problem. It was controversial, but Fiorina sold it as something that would help HP get out of the doldrums. It hasn’t done that. Critics of the merger have said that the merger was like tying two stones together and believing they would float. The merger didn’t solve HP’s problems; it just added Compaq’s problems to its own.

There are two interviews behind the link well worth reading. My take was here, where some interesting comments have started, as well.]]>