10 Resolutions HP Should Have For 2011

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    Don Reisinger

1. Get Leo Up to Speed

1. Get Leo Up to Speed

With a new CEO in Leo Apotheker at the helm, HP's board needs to ensure that he is ready and prepared to manage the many moving pieces at the company. He undoubtedly knows how to handle HP's software business, but questions remain about his ability handling the hardware and mobile areas of the operation. The first thing HP must do is get Apotheker up to speed to ensure he is a worthy successor to Mark Hurd.
Now that 2010 is drawing to a close, it's customary for folks to make some resolutions for the next year. In the tech space, there are some companies that should be doing the same as they prepare to deliver on their desire to appeal more to consumers and enterprise customers than ever before. One of those companies is HP. The venerable tech firm had a somewhat difficult year in 2010, losing its CEO, being panned for doing little with Palm, and watching as Oracle took its CEO for its own gain. But 2011 is a new year for HP. And with the right resolutions, the company might be able to frame its strategy and figure out once and for all what would be best in the coming year. Admittedly, turning a company around of that magnitude can be difficult in the tech space. HP isn't a slouch and in many areas across the firm, its business operates on its own. But in the coming months, HP will need to follow some new strategies to be successful. And it can't lose sight of what's necessary - and what isn't. Here's our list of New Year resolutions for HP.
This article was originally published on 2011-01-06
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.