"He is good at sales execution, but he never had a real clear road map on innovation," Hamerman, the Forrester analyst, said. "This may signal that HP is interested in making more software acquisitions."
HP board's selection of new CEO raises new doubts →
"It's a defensive measure to some extent," Forrester Research analyst Paul Hamerman said.
Oracle to pay $1.9B for Taleo, extends SAP rivalry →