HP/2 skepticism; in other "better living through lowered expectations" HP news, see HP Destroys a Dream Computer to Save It (NYT) and Hewlett-Packard Turns Cloud Threat Into Profit on Servers (BloombergBusiness); also see Autodesk’s John Walker explained HP and IBM in 1991 (I, Cringely)
"“We’re living in an idea economy,” she said, and it has never been easier for someone to turn a concept into reality. Hewlett Packard Enterprise will be the means by which older companies will move into the new world. And Hewlett Packard Enterprise will have a strong consulting arm to make that happen — perhaps contradicting the notion that turning concepts into reality is now easy.Whitman Paints a Vague Picture of Hewlett Packard Enterprise - NYTimes.com
Much of the company’s current services business consists of doing things like running call centers cheaply, not leading huge changes for corporate customers.
Moreover, it’s not yet clear how well Hewlett Packard Enterprise is recreating itself."