May 02, 2008
HP's 3000 voice sounds like silence
We could almost call this entry "A lack of news outta HP," but even no news is notable. It's not good news for 3000 customers that HP's gone so quiet, the subject of our podcast for this month (6 MB, six minutes of 'cast.)
Notice how quiet it has become out there? When an advocacy group for MPE hears no HP answers to the big questions, when the vendor speaks up only in a room of 50 people or less, when the messages in forums show up less than a handful a month, you get the picture HP wants to deliver. “We’re curtailing our 3000 work,” the vendor says to anybody in earshot. Been saying it for some time now.
The voices which know the answers sit very still inside the HP Services group. More often than ever, the HP 3000 group at Hewlett-Packard issues increasing sounds of silence.
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Now when HP speaks, they say nothing of substance. They learned this from the Dave Wilde School of Doublespeak. They seem to be trying to wait us out until we give up and go away.
Posted by: Paul Edwards | May 6, 2008 9:17:50 AM
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