It appears that former EMC executive David Donatelli will be allowed to begin working for industry rival Hewlett Packard – although in a different capacity – after a judge gave the go-ahead this week.
Yesterday, HP announced that Donatelli will be permitted to work for the company three weeks after a Massachusetts judge temporarily barred him from joining the firm because of a non-compete clause in his contract with EMC.
Reuters reports that the Massachusetts ruling means Donatelli will not initially be allowed to work on HP”s storage department as the company had originally planned. Instead, he will serve as executive vice president of enterprise servers and networking until the court ordered ban expires.
At the end of April, HP announced that Donatelli would become the company”s vice president of enterprise servers, storage and networking, but in a matter of days both Donatelli and EMC had filed lawsuits in relation to the non-compete clause.
Earlier in the year EMC, the maker of enterprise content management (ECM) solution Documentum, announced that five of the company”s top executives, including Donatelli, would see 10 percent pay cuts.