[ATTACH=RIGHT]16218[/ATTACH]According to [URL="http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-07-21/will-microsoft-ceo-steve-ballmer-be-fired-for-low-stock-price/"]Peter Laurie on The Daily Beast[/URL], Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer may soon be out. Senior Microsoft executives have been discussing how to oust their leader. Dissatisfaction with Microsoft's stock performance has fueled the possible rebellion. Microsoft stock prices have fluctuated over the past few years, but the company has been unable to move back to former highs, instead remaining in the mid $20 range. One source of the stagnation may be a lack of recent innovation at the company, which is perceived as lagging in such areas as mobile devices, search engines, and cloud computing. Ballmer has spoken …

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Eugene Kaspersky will today be inducted into the Infosecurity Europe 2010 Hall of Fame in recognition of his contribution to the advancement of the IT security industry during more than twenty years in the business. It's not the only award he has received, as the SC Awards Europe 2010 also voted him the CEO of the Year. The Kaspersky Lab co-founder and CEO was presented with his award to applause from hundreds of IT security professionals gathered at the ceremony at the Wyndham Grand London in Chelsea Harbour. Commenting on the award, Eugene Kaspersky says "I am truly honoured to …

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I just read on a blog that Real CEOs dont send email holiday cards. As a CEO of my own company, I prefer to send gift packages but I do argue with the blogger that emails do take more than 3 seconds to create it. [url]http://www.taariqlewis.com/articles/19363/real-ceos-dont-send-electronic-holiday-greeting-ca/[/url] So what do you think?

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[URL="http://www.ibm.com"]IBM[/URL] CEO, Samuel Palmisano, announced at 12:01 am EDT that IBM has completed the purchase of Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds for $4.6 Billion in cash and stock. This unprecedented human purchase by a corporation is being met with shock and surprise within the Linux and IT communities. Palmisano said that IBM was the "highest bidder" in a bitter battle for Torvalds. Ron Hovespian, [URL="http://www.novell.com"]Novell[/URL] CEO, stopped bidding on behalf of Novell, Inc. at $2.6 Billion. "We just couldn't justify a higher price during these already stressful and uncertain times--even for someone as important as Linus Torvalds." Novell and Hovespian …

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Leave it to a Swedish postal worker to restore some credibility to the financial marketplace. Okay, Lars. G. Nordstrom isn't exactly a postal worker - just the head of the Swedish postal service. He's been at the post since July, and is paid the U.S. equivalent of $110,000 per month for the job (900,000 kronor). Nordstrom is making news by deciding to forego his salary -- he is paid more than 45 Sweden postal workers combined -- and work for free. No special reason for the decision, Nordstrom says, he just doesn't want people "to think he's greedy", he said …

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[I]You can do one of two things; just shut up, which is something I don't find easy, or learn an awful lot very fast which is what I tried to do. ~Jane Fonda [/I] Steve Ballmer doesn't seem to have learned Jane Fonda's big life lesson. In fact, dude doesn't know when to shut up, which is fairly odd given that he is the CEO of a huge corporation. Ballmer gave a talk last week at the [URL="http://www.gartner.com/it/sym/2008/sym18/sym18.jsp"]Gartner's Symposium ITxpo[/URL] in Orlando where by all reports he let go not one, but two major gaffes (and that's just the ones …

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A couple of weeks ago, [URL="http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/07/whos_the_boss.html"]InformationWeek[/URL] ran an interesting piece reporting on a Forrester Research survey. The crux of the survey is that CIOs tend to report to a lot of different people, including CEOs, CFOs, COOs and heads of business units. It’s interesting that the chain of command differs according to the industry of the organization. In business services, for instance, 46 percent of CIOs report to the CEO. That percentage is down to 37 percent in financial service and 35 percent in manufacturing. Though the numbers are interesting, the conclusion – that CIOs report to a bunch of …

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