quote: Perhaps HP should actually take initiative on some of its own technology instead of scrapping those with potential and investing in garbage.
quote: Every other company Autonomy attempted to sell to realized that they were grossly overvalued. It seems too unlikely that they would fudge the books explicitly for an HP buyout when everyone else had a clear view and showed no interest.
quote: There's something somebody isn't saying or else HP has committed a PR and business disaster.
quote: I don't think HP have a leg to stand on. As far as I can tell this company had a claimed profit in the region of $200M - $300M, so (and I guess this shows my lack of business acumen) was never worth more than $1B
quote: I would say any given company is worth at least 5x its net profit,