A Conversation With HP's Leo Apotheker

(continued from previous slide) ... The point of this is: it is like everything else in life if you have an open dialogue and if people are pretty clear on what is happening and what the intent is of all parties concerned it works really, really well. As I said to some of our channel partners, at the end of the day, we should never let an occasional friction that might be happening somewhere in the field because someone did something that someone else didn't like. That is why we talk. That is why we communicate. We should not take an occasional isolated event and extrapolate a change in strategy or something. We should never go there. That is why we talk. That is why we engage. That is why we communicate. And even in very large accounts, where there is a pretty massive presence of the HP direct salesforce, there is space for our channel partners.

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