IT Management Slideshow: 10 Things CIOs Need to Know About HP CEO Meg Whitman
By Don Reisinger | Posted 09-27-2011
10 Things CIOs Need to Know About HP CEO Meg Whitman
More of the same?Incoming CEO Meg Whitman has stated that HP will move forward with the strategies put in motion by ousted CEO Leo Apotheker. She said that the company will focus on software and solutions, and will evaluate what to do with its PC business.
After only 11 months on the job, Leo Apotheker was ousted Sept. 22, 2011, from the CEO slot at HP and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman was named by the company's board of directors to replace him. Whitman, who had attempted an unsuccessful run in 2010 for the California Governor's office, becomes the company's third CEO in 13 months. She has very little experience in the enterprise technology sector, and she appears to know more about the online world than the PC business. Indeed, some critics wonder whether she's the right choice for the job. Then again, running a company of the size and scale of HP is no mean feat, as the revolving door of the CEO's office has shown. HP's enterprise customers have no choice but to wait and see how things play out under Whitman. As you consider your options, here are 10 things you need to know about HP's new CEO.