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HP names outsider as CEO

9/30/2010 10:15 PM EDT
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phoenixdave
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phoenixdave   10/2/2010 12:01:19 AM
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Whatever the reason, he's their new $53 million dollar man...

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Baolt   10/1/2010 11:42:12 PM
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Well, it seems you are not alone, Larry Elison also made his point about this choice also, in a insulting manner. (tinyurl.com/2dvssz9) There will be long discussions about this move it seems. Everybody will search for faults, failures of new CEO. Besides i can understand the perspective of being afraid to loose market share towards Oracle, yet u are right. Its dam' ironic.

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Warren3   10/1/2010 10:18:02 PM
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I think people are missing the irony here... Oracle picks up Hurd making HP *very* unhappy. Now HP picks up SAP's former CEO; there are few people who know Oracle better than SAP. Of course you don't install someone to be your CEO just to poke another company in the eye... but its ironic at least.

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phoenixdave   10/1/2010 7:51:25 PM
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Perhaps they do not have the confidence in their staff that Bill and Dave had when they started the company. If that is true, it is very sad for the likely very talented staff. If it is not, than it seems to indicate that they feel the company is going in the wrong direction and needs a change of perspective. Guess time will tell.

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Mark Wehrmeister   10/1/2010 6:55:01 PM
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It makes perfect sense for the larger server part of HP's product line. Companies don't by servers just to have them. They buy them to run enterprise software like SAP. Léo Apotheker should have a good understanding of the customers HP serves on the hardware and services side of their business. That said, it is disappointing that Mark Hurd had not been grooming a successor(s) while he was at HP. That should be one of the primary roles of the CEO of a large publicly held company like HP.

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selinz   10/1/2010 4:22:08 PM
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This does not make sense to me at all. Of course, time will tell. But it seems as though HP would want to hire a technologist, rather than a software guy...

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mark.lapedus   10/1/2010 3:05:09 PM
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HP keeps making the same mistake. They keep going outside to find a CEO. As a result, HP continues to lose the ''HP Way'' defined by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. Following those legends, HP named insiders John Young and Lew Platt as CEOs. Then, HP loses the way with Carly Fiorina, and, to some degree, Mark Hurd. Hurd was a good operations guy. Not sure the new guy is a good idea. Thoughts?

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Kinnar   10/1/2010 11:09:57 AM
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Yes, I absolutely does not require a Hardware Person to lead a Hardware Firm, the person HP has selected had proven the SAP on many fronts, and he will be able to show HP some different heights as well.

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medsanm   10/1/2010 9:38:11 AM
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a software guy can never understand SW like some coolies in india

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BalaLak   10/1/2010 7:59:23 AM
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Yep it certainly sounds that way. How much 'hardware' is HP designing on its own currently vs. 10 years ago? Bulk of the hardware designs is done ODMs anyway. So, software perhaps is more important for success.

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