Dell 2.0: Will It Be Enough?
Opinion: Dell looks to get back on track; is HP better off because of the shake-up?Uh-oh. You know when companies start throwing around "2.0" projects that theyre in trouble. The last one I recall was Siebels Chapter 2 in the spring of 2005, when then-CEO Michael Lawrie was optimistic in promoting in eWeek the companys plan to revive its "core values." A week later, Lawrie was gone, ousted by the Siebel board. Now we have Dell 2.0, which Dell CEO Kevin Rollins on Sept. 12 dubbed as the companys new effort to right itself from several missteps in the past year, reports eWEEK Senior Writer John G. Spooner, specifically product design, service and support, and declining products. The company also announced last week that it will
Also from "As the Boardroom Turns" is Hewlett-Packards announcement on Sept. 12 that HP Chairman Patricia Dunn will step down as a result of the spy-vs.-spy scandal, with CEO Mark Hurd adding the title of chairman. This whole affair is a blow to the movement toward more responsible corporate governance to be sure, but many feel that HP will be better off because of the shake-up, reports Senior Editor Jeffrey Burt.