Indeed, many of the cuts will allegedly involve HP's services business -- home of the former EDS. At the same time, HP is looking to boost demand for its PCs and printers amid fierce competition from Apple's iPad and online document sharing services. Plus, HP is looking to ramp up its public cloud initiatives.
Add it all up and HP will need to lean harder than ever on channel partners.
The big questions:
- What exactly will CEO Meg Whitman announce when HP delivers earnings on May 23?
- Moreover, how will HP deliver "upbeat" strategic information during the HP Discover 2012 conference (June 4-7, Las Vegas)?
- Why is The VAR Guy up so late blogging again?