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  • Hewlett-Packard's Second Quarter Earnings Preview [View article]
    Those of us that know HP from the inside can tell you that nothing has really changed from two years ago. While the AR/PR spin has been more positive the fundamental processes inside HP remain at best inefficient. Overall employees are burned out and doing nothing more than "holding on". In the words of one employee, "I just do conference calls all day and so I look busy. We cannot really "do" anything."

    Another major concern is that Senior Management seems to be compromising on the Standards of Business Conduct (SBC). VP's are allowed to be "creative" in their numbers. And in the area of HR the same VP's are allowed to eliminate any employee that actually gets things done - so they protect their turf.

    Overall anyone who thinks HP is any different that it was two years ago is simply drinking the Kool-Aid.

    Those of us inside are tired of the Kool-Aid.
    May 21, 2013. 01:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • HP's Whitman Running Out Of Excuses And Running Out Of Time [View article]
    You cannot get different behavior from the same people that caused the problem. And you cannot succeed when they deny reality and do only those things that make you look good personally. Until that is fixed things will not change. You cannot throw out those that know more about the business than those that remain and succeed.
    Nov 20, 2012. 12:12 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whitman Outlines HP's 5-Year Recovery Plan, Promises Growth By 2015 [View article]
    Today it was clear that there is nothing short term to be positive about HP. In fact it looked like a FUNERAL. Sad faces, no smiles and lots of "we think or "we hope". The audience did a good job of asking very pointed questions. The responses were lacking...again too much we think or we hope. Sorry state of affairs.
    Oct 3, 2012. 04:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Low Expectations Make HP A Buy Before Analyst Day [View article]
    HP is a mess internally. Cutting headcount has killed customer services. People with two jobs now have 3 or 4 jobs and cannot do any of them well.

    PPS MES MPS leadership is producing the same vapor ware smoke and mirrors - from the same VP’s & VPGM's. It is amazing to think you get different results out of the people that have not produced and have barely been able to manage a business to make maybe a nickel and have only been in the printing business for 5 or 6 years.

    Employees are paralyzed not knowing if they will be cut in the next 14 months - many out looking for new jobs or moon lighting on HP time somewhere else just in case.

    If you are in the meetings this week you better ask HP to show me NOW (not give me a bunch of “projected launches”) and PROVE IT - otherwise it is just slide ware and wagging tongues.
    Sep 29, 2012. 11:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Still Have Faith In Hewlett-Packard [View article]
    $8 Billion here (writedown) another $6B there...layoff another 20,000 here, another 10,000 there. Now you know the "strategy" of this company. It should be a strategy of removing those who have created this problem. HP has too many at the VP level that see HP as nothing more than too stupid to figure out that all they are doing is feeding off the chaos...Nothing more.
    Aug 9, 2012. 10:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Still Have Faith In Hewlett-Packard [View article]
    "HP clearly has more problems than its competitors" - is the only part of this article that has validity.

    PS - faith is not a strategy
    Aug 7, 2012. 04:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • HP Blows Its Last Shot At Open Source Credibility [View article]
    Get ready for a sub $15.00 HP share price. You can not get different behavior - or results - from the same guys who created the problems. Until Meg gets VP's that will not create numbers that just make them look good she will never know what reality is...or know how to deal with it. The old buddies of Mark Hurd are not doing her any favors.
    Aug 2, 2012. 02:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hewlett-Packard: What About The Company's R&D Tradition? [View article]
    R&D is DEAD at HP. Has been for 10 years. Nothing in the pipe to turn that around either.
    Jun 28, 2012. 07:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • HP: A $33 Stock After The Turnaround? [View article]
    You cannot expect different results from the same people who have created the problems. I am not referring to Meg but she is allowing the same people to remain that created - and continue to create - the problems. They are not about to reveal their warts because they would loose their VP, VP/GM and Sr. VP titles and the huge paychecks they get by hiding their faults. Not bad to have a job and get paid for spending all you time on "creating" numbers that only make you look good rather than showing reality. Not a bad gig. Problem is HP will continue to slide to $12 a share or worse if Meg does not wake up and listen to some of us that know better.
    Jun 27, 2012. 07:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Reasons Hewlett-Packard Is Worth Buying Near 52-Week Lows [View article]
    HP cannot manage its Managed Print Solutions business with the leadership they have there - what makes anyone think they will do any better with the rest of the business. So far Meg seems unwilling to make the changes needed. If you cannot manage the little things there is no way you can handle the bigger things.
    May 16, 2012. 08:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • HP Can't Get Out Of The Commodity Trap [View article]
    With Bruce Dalhgren and the old Mark Hurd buddies Meg lacks having anyone that really understands the MPS market. They only reason they are there is that they knew Mark Hurd...not that they were or are any good at what they do. If Meg knew how to call BS on the manipulated numbers they present she would see the smoke and mirrors game they are playing.
    May 10, 2012. 11:55 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • When The Chaos Ends, Buy Hewlett-Packard [View article]
    The chaos will not end when you have the same people in place that create it and exisit because of it. Look at MPS - are Hurd's old buddies really the answer just because they knew Mark? Not.
    Apr 12, 2012. 01:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hewlett-Packard: Buyers Beware (Sellers Too) [View article]
    Megs challenge is that she has the wrong people running some of her businesses. Take the Managed Print Solutions group - all run by Mark Hurd's old friends. These are not the most experienced people in the industry and are just at HP because they are Mark's friends. If you are going to run a business you need to get folks that actually know how to do it and are not just buddy's who want a new job at a big company and a bigger paycheck.
    Apr 3, 2012. 12:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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