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HP Rounds Up EDS

With Microsoft-Yahoo fizzing, another mega-acquisition that's actually happening is stealing the spotlight. HP is turning itself into (even more of) a services giant by snapping up EDS for $13.9 billion. Analysts and observers are setting the whole thing up as a big HP challenge to IBM, the global services giant.

First of all, from a Microsoft perspective, we're guessing that this means that HP is on board with recommending Dynamics CRM; after all, EDS said at Convergence that it was.

Beyond that, HP and Microsoft are longtime allies; Microsoft and IBM, not so much. So maybe Microsoft partners will see some sort of trickle-down from an HP-EDS leviathan. That is, of course, if HP can manage to actually swallow and integrate EDS, which remains, as always, to be seen.

Posted by Lee Pender on May 14, 2008


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