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Hurd Joins Oracle, Lawsuit Follows

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 09-09-2010 Print

The week's hot topics include Google going Instant, Mark Hurd joining Oracle, scary cybercrime stats and major movement in notebooks and smartphones.

Former HP CEO Mark Hurd joins Oracle as the company's co-president. As expected, HP is taking issue with this and filed suit against Hurd for joining the company. At press time, with reports saying that HP didn't have a full-fledged non-compete agreement in place with Hurd, it looks like he will be free to run Oracle as he sees fit.

The CIO Insight

Mark Hurd's decision to join Oracle could have a profound impact on your decision-making going forward. While at HP's helm, Hurd showed that he knew what it took to attract corporate customers. And, with HP having so much trouble finding a suitable replacement, now is the time to take a close look at Oracle's services.



 

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