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More changes within HP could happen in the future

After a widening scandal that has rocked Hewlett-Packard, Chairwoman Patricia Dunn has announced that she will step down on January 18. CEO Mark Hurd will replace Dunn while retaining his positions as president and chief executive officer.

The controversy started after board leaks caused an investigation that showed Dunn ordered the checks of telephone records of reporters and board members. Even though she is stepping down as chairwoman, Dunn will remain a member of the board – which may indicate that she still has support from some board members. The company last week disclosed details that eventually led to a former board member to resign due to the poor way the situation was handled.

Federal investigators and Congress began pressuring Dunn to step down yesterday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, House Energy & Commerce committee and the U.S. Attorney also have joined the investigation. The company now faces five inquiries from a number of federal organizations.

HP also announced that George Keyworth II resigned from the board of directors. Keyworth acknowledged that he was the confidential source used in a CNET article that came before a probe into media leaks by HP. The decisions came after the board frantically met over the weekend and yesterday.

Scandal is not new for HP executives.  The company recently underwent massive changes when Carly Fiorina, the company's previous CEO, was replaced by Mark Hurd.  Although the scandal is a sore spot on the company's history, the drastic turnaround Hurd has brought to the company at the CEO level should become even more pronounced with his new control of the company board.

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Later, Bitch
By Tuor on 9/12/2006 5:11:44 PM , Rating: 3
Now the offended parties should sue her and HP. And if they can nail her on criminal charges, they should do that, too.

Toss the bitch into prison.

RE: Later, Bitch
By cornfedone on 9/12/06, Rating: -1
RE: Later, Bitch
By IamKindaHungry on 9/13/2006 12:19:30 AM , Rating: 3
YOU should BUY a clue...

hmmm... dont you hate when you use such strong wording and then end up looking clueless yourself?

Dunn isn't the criminal. She did absolutely nothing improper.

Did you ever stop and think that she might be on the hot seat because she is the one who ordered the investigators to cross the line????

It's braindead people on a witch hunt that want to blame and punish Dunn for catching the criminals.

Wow... Richard Nixon could have used you as a speech writer after that small incident known as Watergate became public..

RE: Later, Bitch
By Tuor on 9/13/2006 4:35:51 AM , Rating: 2
'"We currently have sufficient evidence to indict people both within Hewlett-Packard as well as contractors on the outside," Attorney General Bill Lockyer said.'

That clue was free from the Associated Press.

Back to basics
By Bill C on 9/12/06, Rating: 0
RE: Back to basics
By Lifted on 9/12/2006 3:17:52 PM , Rating: 1
We could keep pointing out the obvious, or come to the realization that everyone who reads DT and works on DT has known this for some time. At this point it's just comical.

RE: Back to basics
By PT2006 on 9/12/2006 3:18:10 PM , Rating: 1
What's spelled wrong? I didn't see anything

RE: Back to basics
By ColossusX on 9/12/2006 5:29:55 PM , Rating: 2
an example: "the poor way the situation were handled."

By jskirwin on 9/12/2006 3:25:45 PM , Rating: 3
President, CEO AND Chairman?

Those are positions for 3 people. While I expect that he will relinquish the chairmanship soon, you don't stop corruption by centralizing power.

Absolute power corrupts and all that...

By drewsup on 9/12/2006 2:10:09 PM , Rating: 2
Throw that bitch in jail. She is typical of the win at all costs mentality that is doing an end around the constitution. Better yet, give her a job refilling Hp ink cartriges, at least someone may find some retribution in that!

By Trisped on 9/12/2006 3:51:07 PM , Rating: 2
Why is she stepping down? Something about boards and phones? I don't understand.

A wiser man once said...
By blwest on 9/13/2006 12:14:22 PM , Rating: 2
A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned -- this is the sum of good government. --Thomas Jefferson

and finally
By blwest on 9/13/2006 12:17:05 PM , Rating: 2

According to this, journalist's phone records are fair game.

By Lazlo Panaflex on 9/13/2006 10:55:51 PM , Rating: 2
"Duuude looks like a lady"
"Duuude looks like a laaaadaaaaaay"


HP should be ashamed of their actions
By cornfedone on 9/12/06, Rating: -1
By Phynaz on 9/13/2006 10:50:00 AM , Rating: 2
Funny, the stock market doesn't agree with you.

By blwest on 9/13/2006 12:03:43 PM , Rating: 2
Exactly and doing so is now somehow illegal...It's ok for the government to spy on me without a court order, but it's not for a citizen to investigate corporate matters.

"I'd be pissed too, but you didn't have to go all Minority Report on his ass!" -- Jon Stewart on police raiding Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's home
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