普公司（Hewlett-Packard Co.）週二對其前首席執行長赫德（Mark Hurd）提起訴訟﹐而他剛剛在前一天被任命為競爭對手甲骨文公司（Oracle Corp.）的聯席總裁。
惠普在位於聖克拉拉（Santa Clara）的加州最高法院（Superior Court of California）提起訴訟﹐訴訟圍繞赫德與惠普簽訂的離職協議中的機密條款展開。
芝加哥薪酬咨詢公司3C Compensation Consulting Consortium合伙人賴利（Mark Reilly）在惠普提起訴訟之前說﹐在同行業或競爭對手公司工作會違反該協議。
該 訴訟將進一步加劇惠普和甲骨文之間的緊張關係﹐而之前這兩家公司在很多領域都是合作伙伴。2008年﹐甲骨文與惠普獨家合作推出了一款將軟件與惠普硬件緊 密結合的數據庫設備（Database Machine）。知情人士說﹐在收購Sun Microsystems之前﹐甲骨文和惠普曾討論過二者聯合收購Sun並均分其資產。
Robert A. Guth / Ben Worthen
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新生3570人擺Love & HOPE 據說哀聲怨道
W. Edwards Deming, the father of the quality movement, famously laid out 14 points for management—chief among them, the notion of "constancy of purpose."
Deming argued that a company's commitment to quality had to come from the top, and it had to be reinforced over and over again. Unless a business views quality as its single, non-negotiable goal, workers will inevitably feel the need to make tradeoffs and quality will slip.
"Constancy of purpose means that quality decisions are not situational," writes the operational expert Rebecca A. Morgan. "End of month quality is the same as beginning of month. It means that the long term benefit of the organization is not sacrificed to hit quarterly targets."
So are you ready to commit? If you are, you should tell your staff—and then think about how you will handle the first conflict between your stated objective and a pressing deadline or an attractive short cut.
It's not just that his lips are moving
32-Inch Sharp LCD-TVs Recalled Due to Risk of Injury
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Sharp 32-inch LCD-TVs
Units: About 9,000
Manufacturer: Sharp Electronics Corporation, of Mahwah, N.J.
Hazard: The TV stand's neck support can break and cause the TV to tip-over, posing a risk of injury to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Sharp 32-inch LCD-TVs with model number LC-32SB28UT. The model number, serial number and manufacture dates of March 2010 through April 2010, are printed on a label on the back of the unit. Serial numbers included in the recall are:
|Serial Number Range|
|0028 32837 through 0028 35190|
|0048 57501 through 0048 59020|
|0048 61401 through 0048 64020|
|0048 72001 through 0048 78800|
No other model or serial number is included in this recall.
Sold by: Major retail stores nationwide from March 2010 through August 2010 for about $550.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Sharp to arrange for a free replacement stand neck support.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sharp at (800) 291-4289 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.sharpusa.com