Movers and Shakers: Where Some of IT's Top Executives Are Going - Slide 12

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Former Oracle co-president Charles E. Phillips Jr., who left open a position filled by former HP CEO Mark Hurd, has landed a job as CEO of Atlanta-based software maker Infor, reports The New York Times.

 The Times describes Infor this way:

Since its founding in 2002, Infor has tried to go after smaller customers neglected by the likes of SAP, Oracle and IBM. It built up its business selling software for the manufacturing and financial services sectors and then filled out its portfolio through 70 acquisitions.
Infor sells a wide range of products like customer relationship management, expense management, workforce management and supply chain management software.

Times writer Ashlee Vance also said the company owns "the largest middleware business no one has ever heard of."

Business First reports that according to global outplacement consultant Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. of Chicago, September 2010 was a tumultuous month for CEOs as the turnover rate surged to a four-month high. September CEO departures were up 17 percent from August and 5.7 percent from the same month a year ago.

John A. Challenger, CEO of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, says several factors are contributing to the turnover rate, including

“a volatile economy, an aging CEO population, a brighter spotlight on the CEO position and calls for more accountability on the part of corporate leadership.”

The technology industry was not immune from shakeups. We’ve compiled a list of the movements of some of IT’s big names.

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