Electronics OEMs Accelerate Hardware-to-Software Shift

Electronics manufacturers are rapidly shifting their product focus from the purely hardware-centric offerings that have characterized the industry for decades to software and subscriptions services that are growing faster, produce higher margins and foster longer-lasting relationships with customers. In fact, as product commoditization spread through the market as a result of the entrance of new…

Will ‘Maniacal’ Cost-Cutting Save Hewlett-Packard?

Meg Whitman says Hewlett-Packard Co. must be “maniacally focused” to win in a changing market that is “creating both opportunities and challenges for HP and every one of our competitors.” Her choice of word is unfortunate but emblematic of what many corporate executives have adopted as the right strategy for making their businesses competitive. Whitman,…