CIOInsight: After multiple disagreements with the company board, Acer CEO and president Gianfranco Lanci is stepping down. The news comes after Acer reduced its sales forecast for the first quarter from a 3 percent increase to a 10 percent decrease. Board chairman J.T. Wang will fill in for Lanci until a permanent replacement is found.
Acer, which had considerable early success with netbooks, has struggled to compete as tablet PCs have become more popular.