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HP Korea Downsizes Unix Server Business

Dec 13, 2013, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])

According to industry sources on December 12, the IT company currently has fifteen sales representatives in charge of Unix products in its server unit. The total number has decreased by more than half since early 2013. Industry analysts are saying that because of a steady decline in sales of Unix servers, the company decreased its workforce to use an indirect sales method utilizing distribution channels rather than a direct one.

Hewlett-Packard Korea unified the x86 server and Unix server businesses last month. The recent reorganization can be interpreted as a strategy aimed at downsizing customers using Unix servers, as the global market’s center of gravity is moving toward the x86 server.

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