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Users seek answers from new HP CEO

Mark Hurd, who has taken over as Hewlett-Packard Co.'s CEO, said one of his first priorities will be meeting HP's employees, customers and partners over the coming weeks and months. "Don't expect to see a lot of me right now," he bluntly told reporters before ending a press conference.
HP users said they will be ready for Hurd, who until last Tuesday was president and CEO of NCR Corp. Ten customers interviewed after HP announced his hiring said they want answers to questions about the company's overall direction and its plans for specific product lines. They also offered plenty of advice for Hurd, including suggestions that he get HP out of the PC business and make it more customer-oriented than it was under former CEO Carly Fiorina.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau and Lucas Mearian03 April 05 22:00