is reconsidering the price and the purchase of
consulting unit, according to
, which is citing H-P's CEO Carly Fiorina as saying as much at a
conference in New York.
Fiorina said the company is re-evaluating the value of the acquisition to its shareholders at the previously announced $17 billion to $18 billion price tag. One problem is that integrating a consulting business might slow growth.
The acquisition would make H-P more competitive with
by providing more software and services to potential buyers of its computer systems, which could boost equipment sales and revenue.