The Revolving Door
Some IT executives are like nomads: here today, gone tomorrow, and the next day extolling the virtues of a different company just as passionately as they did their previously employer. Other executives are lifers, or close to it: sticking it out with a company through good times and bad, moving up the ranks and eventually getting a shot at the C-suite or settling comfortably into visionary or consultant roles.
The year 2010 has its fair share of all types of executive moves, most notably with a high-profile departure that's kept the industry riveted for months with its implications. Here's a look at the year's 30 most notable executive moves, from several high profile CEO and channel chief changes, to some eye-opening new allegiances and appointments.