After Hewlett-Packard's (NYSE: HPQ) disastrous purchase last year of software company Autonomy, the company is suffering, and the blame game is running high. But in this video, Motley Fool tech and telecom analyst Eric Bleeker tells us that it wasn't just this purchase that hurt the company, but wider inherent management and strategy issues. He tells us how many may think the troubles at HP could be due to the pressures overall on the PC industry these days, but comparing HP's growth with other industry companies shows that that thesis just doesn't hold up.

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