Hewlett-Packard is often thought of as a conservative Silicon Valley institution, not an industry mover and shaker. Yet for the second time this decade, HP is sticking its neck out with a huge merger. First Compaq, now EDS. Wow!
Lots of industry people will certainly write or blog about corporate synergies and how this deal will affect the overall services industry, but my focus is a bit smaller. I believe this deal really ups the ante for HP in the networking space.
As a solutions provider and government outsourcer, EDS builds a lot of big data centers and enterprise applications … Read more