The coming battle is going to require as much management focus as possible. Lenovo is focusing on China. Dell is an awesome competitor in the States and every where else. Going forward it's plausible to believe that the Yen will be allowed to appreciate.
Meanwhile Indigos seem(2me) to be in the lead for output device of choice for commercial printers. HP is probably number 1 on the desktop. Inkjet is seriously threatening toner.The digital web press could be a category killer.
It's time to stop going for bragging rights and morph into appropriate business models for the new normal. C'mon HP either spin off the computers or spin off the Print. The problem is not market share. The problem is a sustainable margin.
Samsung To Take On HP, Dell, Lenovo With New Products, Services, Programs
Samsung, which dominates a sizable chunk of the consumer electronics market, has launched an ambitious plan to take on HP (NYSE:HPQ), Dell (NSDQ:Dell) and Lenovo in the commercial IT business with a full panoply of products and services.
Doug Albregts, new Samsung vice president of sales and marketing, said Samsung is set to launch a partner-led assault into the commercial IT services market, planning on expanding its PC and notebook lines, and is even eyeing blade server and networking markets as part of its all-out drive to be No. 1 in the commercial IT market.
"We will become a viable, full commercial solutions company," said Albregts in an interview with Channelweb.com at Samsung's Samsung Experience showcase in New York. "Our goal is to really set our sights on Dell, HP and Lenovo. Before we set our sights on peripheral companies."