For example, from software sales in the field, which is what I do, there are SEVEN-yes, 7--layers of people leading up to Ann LiverLess--I mean, Livermore, that being she who makes decisions to screw up territories, assign accounts to salespeople living 1500 miles from a G1K corporate account's HQ, and then she and Ferrar wonder why SW Sales are down and most people will not make quota. HP runs SW like a hardware company and has absolutely no clue whatsoever.
Right on! Now that the 'worker bees' have been let go and that China / India are in full force, it is time to get rid of that entire American Domestic middle / upper management layer - let's squeeze out some more cost savings! Hurd's work is unfinished!
Hurd's work has just started....HP never has had a soul to be damned...it is a business. plenty of IT shops in your area are looking for good techs and so will the HP partner channel. Move on...take one for the team...you are too expensive for the stockholders.
HP operates a lot like the old Digital Equipment Corp (DEC). On the surface they look good but you walk through an unmarked door and find a mgt dining room with table linens, waiters, and prime rib on the spit. HP needs to do some "house cleaning" and eliminate the waste that has been built up over the years. The current mgt team is incapable of this task, they are too busy getting seconds on the prime rib. Maybe a new CEO can sweep clean with his broom.
HP has lost it's soul.
They will never get it back and I dont mean lost it's soul becasue Hurd is gone,. I mean Carly and, Mark and the BOD have removedalmost everything that was good and great about the company. Shame on all of them and lets see the money grab they take as usual this year. Give Hurd a severence package after all this and after they stripped worker bee severance and benefits for everyone else of a humanistic severence deal f'em all!
I totally agree, Hurd was a cost cutter and it will show in the earnings. HP needs a visionary, another Steve Jobs. Someone that is a conceptual thinker, can bring teams together, motivate and encourage individuals to think outside the box. Another Jack Welch would be the answer, any prospects that come to mind??
Jeffrey Bezoz, Amazon
Eric Schmidt, Google
John Thompson, Symantec
Richard Batelaan, Cbeyond
Thomas Engibous, Texas Instruments
Thoughts, the company is in great shape, a visionary is needed and sooner rather than later.