Former HP CEO Mark Hurd Becomes President At Oracle

Posted: Sep 7 2010, 12:31am CDT | by , in News | Technology News


Former HP CEO Mark Hurd becomes President at Oracle
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Mark Hurd joins his friend Larry Ellison.

Oracle has announced that former HP CEO Mark Hurd is joing Oracle as President. Mark Hurd is also named to Oracle's Board of Directors. He will report to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. Larry Ellison has publicly defended Mark Hurd when he was ousted from HP on murky circumstances involving false Expense reports and a Woman.

“Mark did a brilliant job at HP and I expect he’ll do even better at Oracle,” said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. “There is no executive in the IT world with more relevant experience than Mark. Oracle’s future is engineering complete and integrated hardware and software systems for the enterprise. Mark pioneered the integration of hardware with software when Teradata was a part of NCR.”

“I believe Oracle’s strategy of combining software with hardware will enable Oracle to beat IBM in both enterprise servers and storage,” said Mark Hurd. “Exadata is just the beginning. We have some exciting new systems we are going to announce later this month at Oracle OpenWorld. I’m excited to be a part of the most innovative technology team in the IT industry.”

Mark Hurd indeed turned HP around. For Oracle this hire is most likely a big win. Wall Street did not really react much to the news. The stock closed up 2%, but is down 1% in after hour trading.

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