Struggling telecom-equipment vendor Lucent Technologies last week named its president and CEO, Patricia Russo, as chairman, replacing longtime head Henry Schacht, who remains as an outside board member. Russo returned to Lucent in 2002 after a two-year stint as president and chief operating officer of Eastman Kodak. Before that, she was head of Lucent's Service Provider Network division, which is the area where Lucent has staked much of its come-back potential.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?