Death of a thousand cuts
Yep, only four top exec's going - doesn't sound so bad? Then you realize that they've got the company of a whole battalion of the bosses under them. Heck, EDS insiders are saying that they're getting a 'Mr/Mrs/Ms XX is leaving to pursue outside interests' mail every two days.
I'm also interested by the 'HP is integrating EDS into HP's services arm', when in fact it was sold to the poor schmucks in EDS as 'we'll merge HP Services with you and call it EDS'. Okay, you'd have to pretty naive to believe anything that Hurd and co said, but it was nice to see the excitement when folks thought that HP might bring little perks like being able to travel; pay rises; bonuses; training; etc.
Instead they got this bunch of clowns. Sorry, ... my bad, ... clowns make most folks laugh not either cry or bang their heads off the nearest wall in powerless frustration.
Anyway, back to the story - I think you'll find by the end of the year that the majority of EDS managers more than a single step from the 'coalface' will have 'left to pursue outside interests' and have been replaced by their HP compatriots. That is, of course, assuming that people butcher Hurd actually leaves any staff outside of India _to_ be managed, (sorry, sales droids don't count!).