IT Poll: Can HP Reinvent Itself as a Software Company?
Earlier today we told you about HP’s new strategy focused on software and cloud-services. This is a departure for HP, which is mostly known as a hardware company but which has been steadily moving into IT services for the past few years. New CEO Leo Apotheker brings several years of enterprise software experience to the company from SAP, but HP’s past isn’t promising.
Also, I recently read this article by RedMonk‘s Stephen O’Grady: “How Important is Software? Generational Differences Between Software Producers.” O’Grady tracks the recent history of software considers whether software has become so commodified that it no longer confers a strategic advantage. If this is the case, then is becoming a software company really what HP should do?
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