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"Often when you do big layoffs slow, they can do so much damage during the period of time that they are active that you are forced to do subsequent lay offs and it's very hard to pull a company out of a spiral," Enderle said. "That's sort of where Carly Fiorina got stuck."
HP Poised for Battle
HP's Services will invest in accelerating service capabilities in the high client-value areas of cloud, security and information analytics by enhancing HP intellectual property.
The Software division will invest to speed development in the areas of security, Big Data and the management of application lifecycle and infrastructure solutions, both on premise and in the cloud. And the Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking division will invest to accelerate its research and development activities to extend its leading portfolio of servers, storage and networking .
"HP needs to restructure. Their revenue clearly is no longer coming from printers and PCs. It's mostly coming from large-scale hardware and they are building a software business. This company is on a war footing," Enderle said.
"HP's largest partner is now arguably its largest enemy," Enderle said of HP's ongoing fight both in and out of court with Oracle.
"HP wasn't structured to fight that fight. Whitman is restructuring HP to fight that fight. You could attribute a lot of this to the breakup between Oracle and the fact that HP now has to find a way to compete with what was once their biggest partner."
Posted: 2012-05-25 @ 9:48am PT
We will no longer buy HP products.
Posted: 2012-05-24 @ 5:31pm PT
Letter to the Meg Whitman, HP CEO
From: George McCasland
Date: Wed, May 23, 2012 at 6:33 PM
Subject: Announced Layoffs
To: Meg Whitman <*******@hp.com>
Dear Ms. Whitman,
Dads House has free information that will be needed by many of those facing a layoff from your company.
I would like to suggest that HP send out a notification to all those people being laid off that if they have a child support obligation, they can get help from their state to have the order modified. That they need to make the official request the moment they have been notified they are listed for release, as it can take up to a year to get a hearing.
This is a right they have under the 1988 Child Support Enforcement Act, and is detailed in the Federal Child Support Enforcement Handbook for Non-Custodial Parents. Unfortunately, the states refuse to distribute the handbook, which is free from the feds. Here is the material from it.
If you are willing, here is a small poster that can be displayed in the employee break rooms with the above link.
I hope you will consider my request, and perhaps have one of your assitants respond to confirm you have received it. You are experiencing some public relations issues right now with this decision, and this might help it.
George R. McCasland, National Moderator
Dads House Educational Center & Groups
Took me a while to find a contact address, and I cc'd it to their Craig Gomez, Media Relations VP, as a backup.