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Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd's Top 10 Insights

HP released strong financial results last week and in a Q&A session afterward with financial analysts, CEO Mark Hurd offered a range of insights into the company's emerging grand strategy. Here's our take on the 10 most-significant strategic thoughts offered by Hurd.

Bob Evans

May 25, 2010

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HP released strong financial results last week and in a Q&A session afterward with financial analysts, CEO Mark Hurd offered a range of insights into the company's emerging grand strategy. Here's our take on the 10 most-significant strategic thoughts offered by Hurd.For the full details and analysis of each of the 10 items and what they mean for HP as Hurd completes his sweeping transformation of the world's largest IT company, please see our recent column, "Global CIO: Inside HP's Numbers: Mark Hurd's Top 10 Strategic Insights".

And here's the list of those 10 items so vital to HP's continued growth and evolution:

1) Global: Our Massively Mobile World

2) Mobile: Beyond Palm

3) 3Com: Data Center To The Edge

4) Services: Huge Upside

5) Software: Clarity Of Purpose

6) Printing: Retail And Services

7) PCs: Driving HP's Supply Chain

8) Microsoft: Mobile Eggshells

9) Servers: High-End Potential

10) Mark Hurd Feels Good

You'll notice Hurd had nothing to say about printer cartridges and ink-but only a handful of years ago, those two vital but profoundly unstrategic products were believed to generate the bulk of HP's profits. And again, for the full analysis of each of those 10 points, you can check out the entire Global CIOcolumn here.

But HP today is a wholly different company and Hurd's done a terrific job of moving HP along in stages, from "the infrastructure company" to a strong services orientation to . . . ? We shall see.

RECOMMENDED READING: Global CIO: Hewlett-Packard Attacks Innovation Gridlock That's Killing CIOs Global CIO: Hewlett-Packard CEO Hurd Shifts Strategy Toward Services Global CIO: Hewlett-Packard CEO Hurd's Strategy: The Infrastructure Company Global CIO: IBM Claims Hardware Supremacy And Calls Out HP's Hurd

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Bob Evans

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Bob Evans is senior VP, communications, for Oracle Corp. He is a former InformationWeek editor.

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