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Here’s Why HP Is Moving Into the Software Business

It’s clear to us that HP is looking to focus on the software industry now and while many sites and blogs have been attempting to dissect the actual words HP used in its announcement that were discontinuing the TouchPad, WebOS devices, and planning to spin-off its PC business, I’ve thinking about what they didn’t say.  It all starts with the company’s new CEO, Leo Apotheker, who is the former head of SAP, the giant German enterprise software company.

If one thing is clear, Leo Apotheker knows the enterprise software industry very well.  Do you truly expect him to change his expertise because he’s at HP a company known for its computers and printers?  The short answer is no you wouldn’t.  And there is no reason Leo should try and get out of his comfort zone.  Stick with what you know well – it typically works out better in the long-term.  But aside from that there’s several reasons why being in the software business makes more sense from a business perspective.

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The Google Patent Hypocrisy

If you asked me to name one thing – in business and in life – that drives me up the wall it would hands-down be hypocrites. That said, I realize that people are never going to see eye-to-eye all the time, and in all honesty I think that differing opinions on various subjects ultimately does quite a bit of good by brining issues into the open and forcing people to make an attempt at solving things.

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