In wake of Fortune's story, picking apart HP...

Summary:In issue #7 of ZDNet's IT Matters series of podcasts (download the MP3, or learn how to have them automatically downloaded while you're sleeping), I interview the Enderle Group's principal analyst Rob Enderle about the damaging article that was recently published in Fortune Magazine (see Fortune on why Fiorina's big bet is failing) and what the prospects are for the futures of HP and its CEO Carly Fiorina.

In issue #7 of ZDNet's IT Matters series of podcasts (download the MP3, or learn how to have them automatically downloaded while you're sleeping), I interview the Enderle Group's principal analyst Rob Enderle about the damaging article that was recently published in Fortune Magazine (see Fortune on why Fiorina's big bet is failing) and what the prospects are for the futures of HP and its CEO Carly Fiorina. Despite having HP as a client, Enderle had some pretty candid answers (most of which I'm sure the executives at HP have already heard). The interview is an inside look at the thinking of one of HP's trusted confidants. Here's the list of questions I asked, with just a sampling of Enderle's conclusions to each one. The audio is a must-listen if you want the full gist and exact content of his answers.

  • What's going on in the printing business: HP has a dominating razors and blades business, that's incredibly profitable with no real challengers....
  • Are there any equally bright spots: That

Topics: Hewlett-Packard

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David Berlind was fomerly the executive editor of ZDNet. David holds a BBA in Computer Information Systems. Prior to becoming a tech journalist in 1991, David was an IT manager.

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