6 Terrible Tech Acquisitions


HP made its big IT services move in 2008 with a $13.9 billion deal for EDS, which HP hoped would help it compete better against the behemoth IBM Global Services. But, that didn't really happen, as EDS' integration proved more problematic than HP had anticipated. Earlier this year, HP took an $8 billion charge related to EDS, renamed HP Enterprise Services, which led to speculation about the future of the business unit and reports that HP is exploring a potential sale of EDS.


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