Apotheker is HP’s New CEO + More Hot Topics

If you’ve been wondering about the fate of tech giant HP, which has been without a CEO since Mark Hurd was ousted in August, your wait is over. On Sept. 30, HP announced that former SAP chief executive Leo Apotheker would take the helm as president/CEO. The executive shuffle going on at major technology vendors — and how these will reshape the tech landscape — could become more important to you in the months ahead. Many CIOs are starting to find themselves in a much different position than they were just a year ago. At this time in 2009, you were likely being pressured by your CEO to cut budgets, or at least keep them flat, while reducing your investment in new technology solutions, and keeping new hires to an absolute minimum. Times seem to be changing, albeit glacially.

And, after such a long wait, you’re probably eager to start thinking about new products and evaluating how you’re going to run your operation going forward.That’s precisely why you’ll want to take a look the five biggest stories from the past week. Along with a major tablet announcement from RIM, the week was dominated by tales of Verizon potentially not getting the iPhone after all, as well as reports that hiring freezes across the industry are starting to unthaw.

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