Last month, new HP CEO Meg Whitman vowed to stay the course and come to a decision quickly about whether to sell or spin off the company's PC business. Behind closed doors, word is that Whitman might be having second thoughts about one of the avenues.
Quoting "people familiar with the matter," the Wall Street Journal reports that "fresh analyses show the costs [of a spin-off] might outweigh the benefits." The Journal says HP is considering scrapping the spin-off route, as a result.
That would leave a sale of the PC business as an alternative—although of course, HP could just as well keep the unit in-house and retain its status as the world's biggest PC vendor. We should find out about HP's strategy for sure later this month. Whitman promised last week to come to a decision before the end of October.
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