Category: Market Perturbations

HP just can’t quit Mark Hurd

By admin, January 21, 2011 7:43 am

Despite the fact that ex Hewlett Packard Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd has moved on to co president of rival Oracle, the Hewlett Packard board that fired him can not quite seem to let him go.


Muglia to depart Microsoft

By admin, January 11, 2011 4:04 pm

Microsoft Server and Tools Business President Bob Muglia will be leaving the company some time later this year, another bad sign at a company that is increasingly loaded down with bad signs.


Business spending to be slower than expected

By admin, August 11, 2010 2:13 pm

I guess it depends on what you were expecting, though, doesn't it? I wasn't expecting all that much, as I've been watching my portfolio yo-yo and seen the market, a market comprised larg…

HP / Microsoft Virtualization deal

By admin, January 18, 2010 8:20 am

Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft announced last week that they are partnering up and investing $250 million over the next three years to "…significantly simplify technology environments for busin…

Go on the attack, Google!

By admin, January 13, 2010 11:25 am

So I was one of those under a rock yesterday when Google brought to light news that it had been attacked (most likely by the Chinese government, although this was not explicitly stated) in efforts t…

The fight for developer hearts and minds

By admin, November 16, 2009 6:27 am

I don’t know if you want to make this into a meta-pattern or what, but Google again seems to be stepping up where Microsoft has stumbled, today hiring laid-off business development director of Microso…

HP continues growth with 3COM acquisition

By admin, November 11, 2009 3:53 pm

Hewlett-Packard has been making hard choices over the past year but the aggression seems to be paying off. The EDS acquisition has become the most profitable part of the company, market share has hel…

Probably no wolves for Ballmer

By admin, October 30, 2009 7:56 am

When I saw this post at the Seattle PI this morning I was all ready to get up and watch the show as the pack of wolves materialized baying for Steve Ballmer’s head. On the heels of a similarly negati…

Times dismisses Microsoft

By admin, October 19, 2009 7:17 am

The New York Times has published a scathing critique of Microsoft’s current status and prospects, marking a new low in the prevailing conception of the company’s chances as the industry spins slowly o…

Xerox makes managed services move

By admin, September 28, 2009 12:46 pm

Not to be outdone by Dell and HP, Xerox too has decided to build its portfolio of managed services options with an outside acquisition. The company announced today its plans to purchase Affiliated Com…

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