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HP Sues Ex-CEO Mark Hurd Over New Oracle Job

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) is suing its former chief executive, Mark Hurd, after news that he will be taking the post of co-president at competitor Oracle (ORCL). HP alleges that Hurd could end up violating confidentiality agreements by accepting the position.

HP's Management Crisis: Where Rivals Have Openings

Although HP's rivals have been quiet, the Mark Hurd fiasco has to smell like blood in the water around Silicon Valley. Where exactly might HP be most vulnerable? And where might it still hold an edge? Here's a business-by-business rundown.

HP After Hurd: Just Break Up the Bloated Beast

Ex-CEO Mark Hurd built HP into a sprawling, ungainly mishmash of tech companies, on "one-stop-shop" for info tech that few companies are clamoring for. It's probably better off chopped into three smaller companies that could manage growth more easily on their own.