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HP is trying to prise open SME wallets by rolling out a device-as-a-service pilot Stateside – with wider deployment in Europe set for the summer. The Office in a Box initiative created with Google – not Microsoft – and telco AT&T was launched with US distie Synnex, which created an online configuration tool. The model is pretty …

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The Curse of HP

Bye then, Google.

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Holmes

Re: The Curse of HP

Bollocks.

Bypassing Microsoft is always a smart move, no matter what the circumstances.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: The Curse of HP

Except when it comes to an Office suite that actually works.

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"this is a recurring revenue model with automated refresh - not just your standard leasing model"

So that'll be an automatically renewing leasing model then.

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And of course "recurring revenue" is "recurring expense" when viewed from the other side.

If this is "device as a service", does a standalone laptop/tablet with all your software and data installed become "service as a device" ? Unplug'n'play, so to speak.

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WTF?

I can see the court orders on their way even now

"So that'll be an automatically renewing leasing model then."

Like the ISPs and telcos who carry on billing after you've cancelled your contract then?

And have the cheek to use debt collectors or court orders to pursue non-payment of services not actually delivered.

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CEO as a Service?

I just got off the phone with someone in India who works for an outsourcing company. They're talking about offering "CEO as a Service" to shareholders of the Western Corporations. The analysts are predicting that those Corporations will no longer have "in house" CEOs by 2017...

...kidding.

But now that I've thought of this new idea....hmmm....

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HP seems to do a pretty good job at putting baked beans in a can with tomato sauce.

Sometimes they even put sausages or bacon bits in and they seem fine and dandy too.

So why do they now want to take up with Google?

Can't they keep on doing baked beans like they used to?

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