Tagged: Hewlett-Packard

James Post: Hurd’s move to Oracle major risk

Palm bought by H-P

Struggling smart-phone pioneer Palm Inc., unable to keep up with Apple’s iPhone or RIM’s Blackberry, is being bought out by Hewlett-Packard for around $1.4 billion in cash.  School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, chair of the Information Systems Department, says he has his doubts if H-P CEO Mark Hurd can make this bet pay off. […]

IBM/Sun Microsystems merger talks collapse

School of Management Professor N. “Venkat” Venkatraman, chairman of the Information Systems Department, says the breakdown of the merger talks between IBM and Sun Microsystems is bad news for Sun. “I am wondering if HP or Dell may get into the fray now that IBM seems to be walking away.  Both could benefit from having […]