CNET: HP Services gunning for IBM
Once the merger with Compaq Computer is complete, Hewlett-Packard will have a services organization that will rival those of giants like IBM, its head services executive said Monday. The acquisition of Compaq will vault HP into the No. 3 position in the services market, Ann Livermore, president of HP Services, said at the Banc of America Securities Technology 2002 conference in San Francisco. Currently, HP and Compaq are No. 5 and No. 7, respectively. IBM and Electronic Data Systems are, respectively, No. 1 and No. 2.
My spin: I wonder if these services will be SMB focused at all?