I’m excited about the future of HP’s PC business. For those few of you who might have missed it, HP announced Thursday that it’s exploring alternatives for its PC business which could include spinning off the business to public shareholders, selling it or keeping it inside HP.
The changes are meant to keep HP at the pinnacle of competitiveness in an industry where the only constant is change. I’m proud to be part of a company dedicated to success, even when that company has to make tough decisions.
I’m also one of thousands of employees and many partners who know we have a massive opportunity in the PC industry. Whether or not PSG takes a divergent path from HP, here are some interesting factoids:
If PSG were a standalone business, it would be a Fortune 60 company. It ships more units, delivers more revenue and earns higher profit than any other PC company.
There is huge growth opportunity in emerging markets like India where computer penetration is 37 systems per 1,000 people. To put that into perspective, Gartner says there is nearly one computer for every person in the US.
PSG is led by some of the best brains in the industry, and we have tons of very passionate people who want to succeed. You’ll hear more about them in the near future.
Our competitors might say to send us flowers. I say bring on the champagne. I am proud of our successes to date, and bullish about the future. In the meantime, it’s all systems go for us. Manufacturing, support, sales and other operations remain in place and continue to function.