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HP's Rebound: When Will Distractions End?
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User Rank: Apprentice
4/6/2013 | 7:59:35 PM
re: HP's Rebound: When Will Distractions End?
Hurd may have been bad but Leo was a disaster. Whitman should be replaced with someone who knows the business. The BOD is ultimately responsible for hiring these CEOs.
User Rank: Ninja
4/6/2013 | 4:12:46 PM
re: HP's Rebound: When Will Distractions End?
HP has made so many mistakes since Hewlett and Packard passed away, that it's amazing they're still around.

It seems that every CEO has made some major error in judgement. My biggest bone is with Hurd. He's not given enough credit for damaging HP. He crippled Hp's R&D, an area in which HP was famous. His constant concern with cutting costs cost him a great deal of good will in the company. By the time they got rid of him, in a lucky break, because of the scandal, serious damage had been done. He seemed to be more interested in quarterly profits in an attempt to increase his own take home, than the long term health of the company. How often do we see that? All too often.

It's a sad thing.
D. Henschen
D. Henschen,
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4/5/2013 | 8:16:59 PM
re: HP's Rebound: When Will Distractions End?
I had that follow-up call with the HP CRM executive today. It's all around HP's services business, which is doing plenty with CRM deployments (Microsoft Dynamics-mostly-as well as some SAP, Oracle CRM On-Demand, and Salesforce.com) both on-premises, hosted on HP's cloud and SaaS services integrated with on-premises assets and HP-hosted and/or outsourced call centers. They're doing a lot with big data social analysis, including sentiment-analysis, brand-reputation management/defense, moving social service issues to private support interactions, and sales and service interactions. This is an example of what HP's headlines need to be all about if it is to get back to business as usual.

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