Last year due to covid & supply chain issues HPE moved from compensating sales upon order shipments to compensating upon bookings. It's probably the only reason that the mass exodus didn't happen last year. Problem is, this strategy is draining free cash reserves at an astonishing rate and there is still no end in sight for supply chain problems. So, what will HPE do? I'm guessing (wait for it....) more layoffs.
@2lvd+1h5aVtkr makes an excellent point.