The conclusion is obvious: HP is following Intel's
The trend couldn't come at a better time for HP -- or a worse one for Dell. In case you forgot, Microsoft
And with the purchase of 3Com
HP is kicking butt and taking names, thanks to a disciplined version of the time-honored strategy of growth by acquisition. Where's the next big buyout in technology -- and will HP be the buyer? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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