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April 08, 2013

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Jamie

What do you think their next move should be?

Dominic Cody

Having worked for HP I do feel they have to make tough decisions and look at the options:

- The Server business is strong but they seem to be losing share and sales to others so they need to re-focus on this area.
- The Storage business is weak and 3Par has helped but they still have issues here, so maybe either sell of this part of the company or reduce to just 3Par.
- Backup and Recovery, Data Protector is an awful product and they need to leave this and move away potentially from BRS completely.
- Services (HP ES) - This is a part of the business they need to consider carefully as they do make money from managed services but services in general is not a good place to be for a HP employee.
- Networking actually this is doing quite well and a long term gain business so they should keep this.
- TS Consulting - I use to work in this area in Cloud Infrastructure and this a a definite growth area for HP, they have some great staff and thinkers here but they restricted and hauled back by other parts of the business.

Just my overview as an ex HP person.

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