Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft's partnership announcement on Wednesday was greeted with a lot of skepticism among analysts I know.
In part, this is just general skepticism about the I-love-you-you-love-me sort of pronouncements that permeate the IT industry. Press releases are cheap. It also reflects that the teleconferences given by HP and Microsoft on Wednesday, in the words of CNET's Ina Fried, offered "more adjectives than details about the three-year, $250 million deal." (Fried does add some details about specific planned integration work between the two companies that they alluded to but didn't get into details about … Read more