"If HP wants to show determination to change with this deal, Mr. Mickos is a particularly telling executive to put in charge of the cloud business.HP Is Committed to the Cloud, Even if It Kills - NYTimes.com
He previously sold MySQL, an open source database company, to Sun Microsystems for $1 billion in 2008. Besides making enough money personally to be able to pick where (and if) he works, Mr. Mickos got an up-close view of a company that couldn’t change with the times. Sun was purchased by Oracle for $7.4 billion in 2009.
He is also on the board of Nokia, which last year was forced to sell its once-mighty phone business to Microsoft."
Friday, September 12, 2014
HP Is Committed to the Cloud, Even if It Kills - NYTimes.com
"... even if it kills" refers to existing HP product lines