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HP legal split

Post by Martin_US » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:31 am

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/07/busin ... .html?_r=0

Another company that doesn't get it.

I have done a few splits in my life time. Next to the infrastructure dividing the data is a major task.
Just imagine you have existing service contracts, shared customers, historical data for forecasting, etc.

They want to get this done in a year from scratch? Not only with SAP, but all other systems? In a world wide operational environment? Plus they did cut so many jobs that they won't have the man power on the business side.

Good luck, not going to happen smoothly.

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Re: HP legal split

Post by darkduck » Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:11 am

I take it as a very illogical split.
..a company that sells personal computers and printers.

HP also sells corporate-scale printers. Where will they sit?
On another hand, we saw similar splits for IBM and Siemens few years ago. I suspect HP Inc. will change hands very soon after October 2015 to become a Chinese-owned company.
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Re: HP legal split

Post by thiswayup » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:11 am

I suspect darkduck is not to far wide of the mark here.
A common reason for a company to split itself up like this is to put a "for sale" board up outside one or other of the parts.
So, as well as the division, there will probably be some sort of merge as well!
(Indeed, they may not bother with the IT systems split until one part has been sold off....)
I'm sure there will be some consultants out there who will feel the benefit, even if the whole project is under-resourced (normal practice these days).
After all, my own SAP career was forged in such a split/merge; having spent a couple of years implementing JDE in a global company division, that division got sold off to another global company who then proceeded to rework everything we had done in SAP. So, I suppose, I should be thankful?

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Re: HP legal split

Post by Martin_US » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:02 pm

Some divisions are sold, true.

Some a "streamlined" to be sold, true.

Sometimes either takes years - see Siemens Telco division.

At any rate, doing this on that scale in one year is La-La-Land.

But starting with Carly HP has been run by - oh well. And Agilent was creeping for years after the split.

I addition, I would guess that many of those who are still there and qualified start updating their resumes.
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Re: HP legal split

Post by blueteeth » Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:51 pm

I think, only two companies remain in the spirit of original partners - Bill Hewlett & Dave Packard



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