Robert D. Blackwell Sr. has seen a lot of progress by African-American IT professionals since he first joined the industry nearly 40 years ago. Computerworld spoke with Blackwell, 67, about the merger, the state of the IT consulting market and the challenges of being a black IT professional.
Carly Fiorina has resigned as chairman and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard Co., effective immediately, the company announced Wednesday. Fiorina, who has been HP's CEO for the past six years, is to be replaced on an interim basis by HP's current chief financial officer, Robert P. Wayman, the company said in a statement. Wayman, who has been with HP for 36 years, will also continue to fill his role as CFO. HP has already begun its search for a new CEO, the Palo Alto, California company said.