Over the years what I have learned is that heavily male dominated tech companies overwhelming do very badly under a woman CEO even though she may have had a few successes under her belt beforehand. ZEROX is a case in point.
I knew something was badly wrong with HPQ months ago when Meg took over and Barron's and other media started pumping this baby heavily. I bailed at 22.
Let's face it their products are badly designed, extremely hard to use, and not addressing today's market. In addition, their off shore services are melting like snow. They have been disasters for the major companies that shifted their business with them, especially in Costa Rica, and many of these companies are now moving their ops back to the good ole USA!
Sell this dog before it goes below $5 in the next few weeks!
Today's disaster d'jour isn't Meg's fault; somebody before her dropped the ball big time. She at least had the common sense not to cover it up but to get it out into the open.
Was her idea to outsource? Hell no, that was done by somebody else too.
HPQ sucks but the problems started long ago. Meg is the person that finally decided to air the dirty laundry publicly.