Hurd Sets His Sights On Game-Changing Oracle Acquisitions
You don't hire an executive with the sales, strategy and execution smarts of a Mark Hurd unless you are looking to make some big new bets (i.e. acquisitions), the kind of bets that Hurd engineered as CEO of HP. Those big bets included HP's $13.9 billion acquisition of systems integration giant EDS, its $2.7 billion acquisition of networking stalwart 3Com and its $1.2 billion acquisition of hand-held computing superstar Palm. Oracle is about to get a facelift. Here are the five top companies that we think should be on Hurd's short list now that he is looking to remake Oracle.