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Compaq's CEO under the microscope

The PC maker's selection of insider Michael Capellas yesterday is sparking an equal amount of cheers and jeers today.

 

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The PC maker's selection of insider Michael Capellas yesterday is sparking an equal amount of cheers and jeers today.

"The most important thing?is that he is a very different kind of personality than [former CEO] Eckhard Pfeiffer."

- Lindy Lesperance, Technology Business Research analyst

 


Compaq's CEO choice gets mixed reaction
Photograph The consensus is that Michael Capellas, formerly the firm's chief operating officer, will be pressed to prove himself quickly. And some wonder how much influence chairman Ben Rosen will wield.

Capellas says Compaq will push Net agenda
The new chief executive spells out a straightforward strategy for the PC maker: Intertwine the Internet into all products.

Will Compaq's new chief pass charisma test?
news analysis Does Compaq's new chief executive have the "star power" to run a huge, high-profile computer company?