Brad Porter, President of Porter Consulting
While this article in The Register about HP Inc.’s earnings report was a bit tongue-in-cheek, I don’t think it should be overlooked that the Microsoft 10 upgrade has caused some havoc in the marketplace. The author of the article believes that HP Inc. is blaming Microsoft for its dismal first quarter because it hasn’t spurred enough people to buy HP-branded PCs.
According to the article, HP Inc.’s CEO Dion Weisler told analysts and investors, “Windows 10 is a tremendous operating system platform. But we have not yet seen the anticipated Win10 stimulation of demand that we would hope for.”
While I do believe that the new Microsoft operating system has good features and improved functionality, Microsoft needs to do a better job of explaining what the reasons are that this is a ‘must upgrade’. On the HP Inc. side of things, I think they are mid-stream in terms of getting the organization ready for another round of innovation and growth. I know a lot of folks over there, and they are very capable.
What are your thoughts about HP Inc.’s report? Send me an email: brad(at)porterconsulting(dot)net.
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