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InformationWeek Daily - Thursday, Sep 6, 2007
High-Flying CIOs: It's Only Right
Nonbusiness use of the corporate jet is a perk for many CEOs, according to the new study. Shouldn't CIOs be afforded the same privilege?
There's a lot of talk about CIOs being invited to the executive table. What about being invited aboard the company airplane? According to Reuters, a new report by the Corporate Library, a research firm, says that more than half of the CEOs of 215 companies that reported perk packages for their top execs of more than $500,000 were able to hop on the corporate jet for personal use.
That includes Meg Whitman, the CEO of eBay, who generated $773,467 in corporate aircraft costs for personal trips, according to the report, and Michael McGrath, who stepped down as CEO of i2 Technologies, the supply chain software company, in July, who racked up $942,565 in frequent flyer costs.
Does that privilege extend to other corporate execs, and if so, shouldn't one of them be the CIO? After all, who keeps the organization from crashing? The job of the CIO is often described as assembling the airplane while it's in flight -- shouldn't that person get a couple of first-class seats?
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Foleo Whiff Clouds Hawkins' Future
In the wake of the humiliating cancellation of the Foleo, which got an overwhelming razzberry after its debut onstage at Walt Mossberg's "D" Conference, most observers are asking "What does this mean for the future of Palm?" My question is, "What does this mean for the future of Jeff Hawkins?"
Are CIOs Disappearing? Employer Web Sites Aren't Telling
An informal and *very* unscientific search of the websites for a dozen global corporations -- household names all -- reveals that seven out of those 12 don't list their CIOs among their executive teams. Why is this so, and what does it mean?
Path to Profit: Transform your Underwriting Processes Join Insurance & Technology Editorial Director Kathy Burger, Cindy De Armond, Partner, Insurance Industry Practice, IBM Global Business Services, and Mark B. Gorman, Strategic Research Advisor, Insurance, TowerGroup, to gain insights into how integrating analytics and operations can transform the underwriting process.
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Complete Guide for Securing MPLS Networks - CipherOptics Inc
Summary: MPLS provides a virtual network to the enterprise over
the service provider's network. The service provider's MPLS
network is shared by multiple enterprise networks and/or used by
the service provider as an MPLS and/or Internet backbone. But
"virtual" does not imply "secure", and it is not free from the
risk of losing data.
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