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What HP Layoffs Will Say About Hardware, Software and Services

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http://www.thevarguy.com – As Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) prepares to cut somewhere between 25,000 to 30,000 HP employees (or roughly 8 percent of HP’s workforce) one thing is clear: HP’s problems are not isolated to any one particular business unit. The company faces clear challenges across its hardware, software and services initiatives — forcing CEO Meg Whitman to make tough choices and perhaps lean even more on channel partners in the days and months ahead. Hewlett-Packard spent most of 2011 wrestling with its hardware and software strategies, killing WebOS tablets and even considering a PC busines (IT news)