The company continues to accuse Oracle
In a recent court filing, Oracle took some pop-culture swings at HP's Itanium strategy: "Intel's independent business judgment would have killed off Itanium years ago. But HP has secretly contracted with Intel to keep churning out Itaniums so that HP can maintain the appearance that a dead microprocessor is still alive. The whole thing is a remake of Weekend at Bernie's."
You don't often see that kind of language in bone-dry legal filings. Some of Oracle's lawyers are clearly enjoying this case. I am not a lawyer, but I can't imagine legal pros being this glib in anything but a slam-dunk, open-and-shut case. Don't expect HP's complaints to gain much traction. In fact, HP seems to be giving up, offering to move Itanium customers to Xeon-powered servers running Microsoft
In related HP news, networking titan Cisco Systems
Everything HP touches doesn't exactly turn into poison and mud, but a series of questionable board-level decisions has left the company often looking silly. Short of a total overhaul of the board and concomitant executive refresh, I don't see the once-mighty tech titan ever returning to its former glory. I've got skin it this game thanks to a big red thumb in Hewlett-Packard in our CAPS system. Follow HP and the rest of my CAPScalls right here.