HP to Acquire EDS for $13.9 Billion

I remember a few years back rumours going round that HP were interested in buying EDS but they never came to nothing. Then a rumour started that Microsoft were looking to buy EDS but again it never resulted in anything.

So when my Communicator and email started going nuts with people asking if I had heard HP were serious this time I took it with a pinch of salt.

However, this lunch time all EDS employees have received an internal email from the powers that be announcing the agreement.

Now what exactly this means to us EDS folks, how it affects our relationship with Microsoft, will ConfigMgr be our Systems Management tool of choice is all up in the air, but fair to say there are some concerned folks (including yours truly).

I guess all we can do for now is carry on "business as usual" until the detail gets fleshed out.

If you're interested here's a link to the Press release on the EDS website:

http://www.eds.com/news/releases/4550/

and here's the one on HP's site:

http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2008/080513a.html

Published Tuesday, May 13, 2008 1:55 PM by chobbs

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# HP to Acquire EDS for $13.9 Billion

I remember a few years back rumours going round that HP were interested in buying EDS but they never

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 8:59 AM by chobbs