IT Management: HP CEO Search: Five Insiders, Five Outsiders and Five Way-Out Choices
Who should replace former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd now that he has resigned from the company after filing a number of shady expense reports? As the bizarre "Expensereportegate" drama continues to unfold, the attention is now shifting to finding the best candidate to get HP's forward motion moving forward again. There are plenty of candidates out there, but who can fill Hurd's shoes at HP while getting the company prepared not only to take on other industry heavyweights such as Oracle, IBM and Dell in the enterprise but also to fight off Apple for the hearts and minds of consumers in the competitive PC market? Here, eWEEK's Eric Lundquist looks at a number of candidates, including five insiders, five outsiders and five dark horse candidates, to take over HP.