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
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 at 11:54 AM