Strategic Tech Slideshow: HP's Outlook: 10 Things CIOs Need to Know

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 08-24-2012
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Look around your enterprise and chances are you'll see some sort of Hewlett-Packard products in use -- whether PCs, printers, cloud solutions, or software. Even as the company weathers leadership changes, massive layoffs and strategic shifts, HP is holding onto its No. 1 spot in global PC market share. But what's in store for the technology powerhouse remains to be seen. Lenovo is steadily chipping away at HP's PC market share. HP has struggled to define a clear strategy for its mobile platform, WebOS, which it is now reportedly spinning off into an independent company called Gram. The company will be jettisoning some 27,000 jobs worldwide over the next two years. As you plan your enterprise technology roadmap, you're probably wondering where HP fits. Here are 10 factors that could influence HP's future. You'll want to consider these as you weigh your options.

PC Margins

For years, HP has been dogged by low margins in the computing space. It's a major problem for HP - and might make it question its reliance upon PCs.
PC Margins
 
 
 
 
 

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