Uncertainty Over HP's PC Group: Who Stands To Benefit?


HP's PSG Fallout: Identifying The Potential Impact

HP's decision last month to either sell or spin off its Personal Systems Group (PSG) drew howls of protest from investors and channel partners and shouts of joy from competitors.

Industry watchers saw in that decision the possibility of HP losing the $42 billion in revenue it gets from selling PCs, as well as one of the technology legs on which its overall business stands.

Yet behind that move lies an important fact: HP's PC business brings offers a meager profit margin of 5.7 percent which is big compared to other PC vendors but a big drag on HP's overall profit.

So here's an update on the status of PSG and a look at which companies are most likely to be impacted by HP's moves.