Doubts about HP-Compaq's Financial Goal

Some members of the merger-integration team have concerns about hitting a key target: Keeping post-combination revenue losses to 5%

With the Mar. 19 shareholder vote on Hewlett-Packard's $21 billion purchase of Compaq Computer just a day away, much attention has been turned to how the two companies might be integrated. So far, kudos have been heaped onto a 900-person team that has spent more than 500,000 hours on every imaginable detail -- from getting Compaq employees on the payroll to figuring out which sales rep will call on major accounts.

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