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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.

This article was originally published on 09-27-2011
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