HP has a new series of ads which confirms the company’s intention to start offering a broad range of options for its Personal Systems Group by kicking it into a separate company. One of the ads touted HP’s status as the “number-one PC maker on the planet,” which it says it achieved by staying focused on consumers.
A spin-off, therefore, would create “a more agile organization to help us better anticipate change and quickly respond to customers.”
The post comes the same week that Todd Bradley, head of HP’s Personal Systems Group (PSG), championed the idea of a spin-off in an interview with Reuters, and said he’s lobbying to head it up. “My intention would be to lead it through this transaction … and if it’s a standalone public company, to lead that,” he said. Bradley is featured heavily on a Web site set up to promote this idea. HP stressed, however, that “nothing has been confirmed except HP’s preference for spinning off the business.”