An EMC Critic Enters the Fold

At Hewlett-Packard, Mark Lewis came down hard on the storage giant. Now that he has joined the outfit, he explains the change of heart

The storage market has grown increasingly competitive over the past two years. Even sector giant EMC has struggled. To stay on top, it has brought in several new executives to help with the turnaround. Mark Lewis, 40, who joined as executive vice-president for new ventures and chief technology officer in July, is one of the more controversial hires. Not only did Lewis come from EMC's toughest competitor -- Hewlett-Packard/Compaq, where he had been head of Compaq's storage group -- but he has also been one of EMC's most vocal critics.

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