Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Filing: Without Itanium Chip, HP Is "Strategically Screwed" - Arik Hesseldahl - News - AllThingsD

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What you’ll find is a lot of information that goes to the core of Oracle’s argument that HP has a lot to lose if the Itanium chip goes end of life, which is exactly what Oracle has said Intel plans to do. As the only major server vendor who sells boxes running Itanium chips, HP makes a lot of money — billions of dollars, according to a newly unredacted statement in the filing — on service-and-support contracts with its Itanium customers. As one HP executive is quoted on page four of the filing, without Itanium, HP would be “strategically screwed.”

Filing: Without Itanium Chip, HP Is "Strategically Screwed" - Arik Hesseldahl - News - AllThingsD

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