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  • CA names new CEO

    Infrastructure software giant CA's board of directors has appointed William McCracken CEO, the company announced Thursday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus01 Feb. 10 06:40
  • Former CEO of sentenced to prison term

    The former director and CEO of, a large offshore sports-wagering business, has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for his role in running the illegal gambling operation.

    Written by Grant Gross11 Jan. 10 07:50
  • Canonical CEO steps aside

    Mark Shuttleworth, the South African-born entrepreneur who founded Linux distribution provider Canonical, will be stepping down from his post as company CEO, Canonical announced. Jane Silber, currently the chief operating officer and director of online services for the company, will take the role of CEO by March 1.

    Written by Joab Jackson18 Dec. 09 05:49
  • The Truth About CIO Tenure

    Conventional wisdom has long held that CIOs should never say "Wait until next year," because that year often doesn't come for them. Everyone knows that CIO stands for Chief Information Officer, but in the early 1990s, it stood for something disparaging--"Career Is Over"--due to their purported brief tenures (two to three years, we were told).

    Written by Thomas Wailgum10 Dec. 09 07:26
  • Former CEO charged with cyber attack on firm

    Khalid Shaikh, former CEO of YouSendIt, has been indicted by a grand jury on four counts of mail fraud after allegedly launching four denial-of-service (DOS) attacks against the company's servers, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

    Written by Grant Gross02 Nov. 09 08:11
  • SAS CEO unfazed by IBM analytics challenge

    If SAS Institute CEO Jim Goodnight is feeling pressured by IBM's recent US$1.2 billion purchase of rival predictive analytics vendor SPSS, he's not showing it.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus29 Oct. 09 08:22
  • Henning Kagermann will join Wipro's board

    Former SAP CEO Henning Kagermann is joining the board of India's third-largest outsourcer, Wipro, the company said on Tuesday in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange.

    Written by John Ribeiro23 Sept. 09 06:58
  • Cisco's Chambers gets $US2 million payout despite bad year

    Cisco Systems gave Chairman and CEO John Chambers a discretionary incentive payment of more than US$2 million for the company's 2009 fiscal year, despite the fact that net income fell nearly 24 percent from the previous year on sales that were down almost 9 percent.

    Written by Stephen Lawson07 Sept. 09 07:50
  • CommVault CEO eyes cloud storage future

    Building a storage software company a decade ago was a high-risk venture, but according to CommVault CEO Robert Hammer, the company knew it would succeed if it stuck to its original vision – which now includes data management in the cloud.

    Written by Rodney Gedda24 Aug. 09 11:42
  • Apple CEO Jobs returns to work

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs has returned to work on schedule after taking a six-month leave of absence due to medical issues, the company said on Monday.

    Written by Agam Shah30 June 09 05:07
  • Study: Top CEOs still shunning Twitter, Facebook

    CEOs at the top companies in the U.S. are dramatically disconnected from the social networking phenomenon, according to a research report released this week by, an online news and discussion site that focuses on CEOs at major companies.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin26 June 09 07:24
  • MySpace's new CEO is former Facebook executive

    News Corp. has chosen a former Facebook executive to lead MySpace, the company said Friday, a day after announcing that the current CEO would step down.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez27 April 09 05:53
  • MySpace CEO to step down

    Chris DeWolfe will hand over his CEO title at MySpace, whose growth has stagnated over the past year while the popularity of rival Facebook booms.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez24 April 09 05:47
  • Former Qwest CEO heads to jail

    The outspoken former head of Qwest, who executed a bold merger between the broadband service provider and a local telephone company, reported to prison on Tuesday.

    Written by Nancy Gohring15 April 09 05:14