Wednesday, August 11, 2010

MC2 Post 758 Who Is Mark Hurd, Question Mark

Who Is Mark Hurd?

Story A:

Mark Hurd falls, Could Larry Ellison 
and Steve Jobs Be Next?

Well He Doesn't Have The Name Cachet
of Larry or Steve.
Or Even Carly, for That Matter.

Pre-Story B: 
HP vs. Oracle vs. Apple: Similarities in CEO Power


Pre-Story C:

Oracle CEO says HP's CEO Ousting Was a Dumb Move

About Who Is Mark Hurd? 

Wikipedia says:

Mark Vincent Hurd (born January 1, 1957) was the chairman, chief executive officer, and president of Hewlett-Packard, the largest information technology company in the world by revenue. 

Hurd succeeded CFO Robert Wayman, who served as interim CEO from February 10, 2005 to March 28, 2005, after former CEO Carly Fiorina had stepped down.  On September 22, 2006, Hurd succeeded Patricia C. Dunn as chairman after she resigned after the pretexting controversy. Hurd resigned his position at HP on August 6, 2010, after an internal investigation uncovered expense-account irregularities.



Microsoft, Adobe, Release Massive Amount 
Of Security Patches

The Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2010 lists a total of 15 security bulletins that have been released this month, of which nine address security vulnerabilities with a maximum severity rating of critical.

Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 7 for instance is not as severely affected as Windows XP. The highest Windows 7 severity rating is important, while Windows XP is affected by several critically rated security vulnerabilities.




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