September 4, 2001

HP-Compaq: Biggest challenges ahead

Author: JT Smith

CNET: "Hewlett-Packard and Compaq are combining to form the second biggest PC company, with a
significant presence in nearly every country in the world.

But it's not like life is going to get much easier.

Relentless price pressures, slowing PC sales, a sour economy, and the difficulty of merging two overlapping corporate
bureaucracies that have been trying to shed employees during the past few months are just some of the problems
facing Carly Fiorina and Michael Capellas, the respective CEOs of HP and Compaq."

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