HP's Deep Trouble: 10 Reasons Why HP is Struggling

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    Don Reisinger

1. Hurd Understands the Enterprise

1. Hurd Understands the Enterprise

Mark Hurd is now Oracle's co-president and brings all of the experience and expertise that he gleaned during his time as HP CEO with him. That's bad news for HP, and it could have a direct impact on the company's ability to attract enterprise customers. After all, Hurd was a corporate-friendly CEO. Why wouldn't he be a corporate-friendly president?
HP finds itself in a somewhat unlikely position right now. With no CEO at the helm, its former leader at a top competitor, and little vision for what the future will look like, the wheels are coming off. And the chances of the company reversing its fortune anytime soon seem slim. Realizing that, it's probably time to call some of HP's decisions into question. Getting rid of Mark Hurd without a fully effective non-compete agreement in place was a mistake. And allowing the company to look bad in the process has proven to be even worse. Simply put, HP is in deep trouble right now. And here's why:
This article was originally published on 2010-09-10
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.