Global CIO: In Praise of Mark Hurd's 9,000 Layoffs At Hewlett-Packard

Column about why Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd deserves praise for phasing out 9,000 old jobs and bringing in 6,000 new salespeople to meet the needs of tomorrow.

In the movie "Master and Commander," a British Navy ship is caught in a horrendous storm and the howling winds have cracked off the top half of the main mast and swept it overboard, turning the jumble of mast and sails and ropes into an anchor that will surely sink the ship.