HP’s Customers Backing Off

Hewlett-Packard Co.’s recent strategic moves have shaken the confidence of investors. Now customers of the technology giant are also getting nervous.

That applies to Ray Barnard, chief information officer of Fluor Corp., an engineering and construction company that spends around $25 million a year on new hardware and software. Fluor was recently considering buying high-end computers capable of displaying 3D graphics from H-P, as well as doing a pilot project involving tablets with the tech company.
Now, however, “I’ve put that all on hold” and won’t buy from H-P, he said. “It appears that they’re lost right now.”

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