5 Companies That Dropped the Ball This Week


While HP made major progress this week toward repairing its channel partner relations with major changes to its PartnerOne program, HP's first-quarter 2013 earnings were a reminder that HP still has a long way to go. HP's first-quarter sales and earnings both declined year over year, with HP's Personal Systems Group seeing an 8 percent decrease and HP notebook revenue falling a whopping 16 percent. While HP said there are positive signs for the company's turnaround going into the second quarter, the company's PC business continues to be an area of concern.