Fall Channel Follies: Notable Executive Moves -- September

Mark Hurd Oracle's Clarion Call

No one expected former HP CEO Mark Hurd to fade from view forever, but it's rare that a recently-ousted CEO of a top technology company returns to the spotlight so quickly. Plucked from early HP retirement by his good friend, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, Hurd is now a co-president at Oracle, and gives the software lion that much more competitive roar -- and a lot more channel prowess -- at a time when Oracle is in growth mode and looking to compete on all sides.

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