Today, Hewlett Packard made a very unexpected announcement that it is looking to spin off its personal computer (desktop pc, notebook and tablet) business and cease shipment of their newest WebOS tablet.

Understandably, this is causing unease. While the information we have on hand is preliminary, I have spoken with our representatives with HP and I have been assured that existing HP warrantees and support agreements will not be impacted. Support and parts will continue to be available.

For those of you with planned purchases coming up that were slated for HP devices, we already have an excellent alternative to offer from Lenovo. (Formerly IBM) They offer terrific products and a great price point. Contact your ALI Account Manager and they will be happy to discuss this with you further and provide revised quotations.

While it will take time to see how the changes at HP will shake out, we expect to see no change in their server and storage lines. As your local IT support provider, part of our job is to help minimize the impact of these kinds of issues on your plans.

We are here to help. If you should have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or your preferred ALI representative.

Parker Pearson
Vice President
Advanced Logic Industries
(434) 386-4284