With Apotheker at helm, HP signals new direction

The initial reactions to Hewlett-Packard Co.'s (NASDAQ: HPQ) appointment of Leo Apotheker as its new CEO has been double-takes.Late on Thursday, HP named Leo Apotheker, a former CEO of SAP AG (NYSE: SAP),

Published on: October 1st, 2010 Patrick Thibodeau

Oracle’s Ellison announces ‘one big, honkin’ cloud’

Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ: ORCL) CEO Larry Ellison unveiled his company's entry into the private cloud computing system battles on Sunday, upping the competitive stakes between Oracle and rivals like IBM and Hewlett-Packard.He showcased

Published on: September 20th, 2010 Chris Kanaracus

Mark Hurd is Oracle’s new co-president

Former Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) CEO Mark Hurd has been appointed co-president of Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ: ORCL), the software company announced Monday.Hurd, who also joined Oracle's board of directors, will serve as co-president

Published on: September 7th, 2010 Sumner Lemon

Slideshow: Meet the Canadians that should be on HP’s CEO short list

With the surprise resignation of Mark Hurd as CEO of Hewlett Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ), speculation is rampant as to who will succeed him at the helm of the technology giant. Many names

Published on: August 23rd, 2010 Jeff Jedras

Shareholder lawsuit alleges HP ran as Hurd’s “private fiefdom”

Hewlett-Packard's (NYSE: HPQ) board of directors has been hit with a shareholder lawsuit alleging mismanagement and breach of fiduciary duties following last week's abrupt departure of chairman and CEO Mark Hurd.The suit, known

Published on: August 13th, 2010 James Niccolai

The HP short list for Mark Hurd’s successor could be long

Analysts are developing a short list of possible candidates to replace former Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) CEO Mark Hurd, who resigned Friday. But it's worth noting that Hurd's name didn't come up often,

Published on: August 12th, 2010 Patrick Thibodeau

Eight notorious tech CEO scandals

Mark Hurd's surprise resignation as Hewlett Packard Co.'s (NYSE: HPQ) CEO Friday following disclosure of a sexual harassment charge against him makes Hurd just the latest in a long line of tech CEOs

Published on: August 10th, 2010 Bob Brown

HP’s Mark Hurd resigns in wake of sexual harassment investigation

Mark Hurd is stepping down as CEO of Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) following an investigation into claims that he sexually harassed a former contractor to the company. The investigation, conducted by outside legal counsel

Published on: August 9th, 2010 Nancy Gohring