HP calls Dell’s go-private strategy a “tough road ahead”

Claims Dell's ability to invest in new products and services will be extremely limited

In the wake of Dell's announcement to be taken private by Michael Dell and Silver Lake for $US 24.4 billion, rival PC maker Hewlett Packard (HP) issued a statement claiming the move will not prove good for its customers.

"Dell has a very tough road ahead. The company faces an extended period of uncertainty and transition that will not be good for its customers. And with a significant debt load, Dell's ability to invest in new products and services will be extremely limited,” HP said in a statement.

“Leveraged buyouts tend to leave existing customers and innovation at the curb. We believe Dell's customers will now be eager to explore alternatives, and HP plans to take full advantage of that opportunity."

Hewlett-Packard recently regained its top position in the worldwide PC market, displacing rival Lenovo.

HP has also faced declines in its PC business and has previously said it will be paring down its PC business and refocusing on tablets.

More about: Dell, Hewlett Packard, Hewlett-Packard, HP, Lenovo
Comments are now closed.
Related Coverage
Related Whitepapers
Latest Stories
Community Comments
Tags: HP, Dell, buyout
ARN Directory | Distributors relevant to this article
Alloys , Avnet Technology Solutions , Bluechip Infotech , Com1 International , Dicker Data , Dynamic Supplies , ICT Distribution , Impact Systems Technology , Ingram Micro Australia , Leader Computers , Lynx Technologies , Sektor , Synnex Australia , Topstar Computer International , Wholesale IT , XiT Distribution
ARN Directory | Vendors relevant to this article
HP
Get exclusive access to ARN's news, research and invitation only events.
ARN Distributor Directory
ARN Vendor Directory
Microsites

iAsset is a channel management ecosystem that automates all major aspects of the entire sales,marketing and service process, including data tracking, integrated learning, knowledge management and product lifecycle management.

 

Latest News

01:08PM
Central Coast NBN Fibre-to-the-Node trial delivers 105 Mbps
12:47PM
NBN Co reports $1.17 billion loss
12:18PM
Robustel partners with KORE wireless
12:12PM
NBN Co chief calls for government subsidy to offset cost of rural NBN
More News
24 Apr
The China Healthcare ICT Conference 2014
05 May
CeBIT Australia 2014
04 Jun
Security Exhibition and Conference 2014
View all events