The Most Significant IT Executive Moves Of 2012 (So Far)

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Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson's tenure as CEO of troubled Yahoo ended almost as soon as it began. In January, Thompson was tapped to succeed former CEO Carol Bartz, who'd been fired four months earlier. But less than five months later, an investigation into embellishments on his resume -- spurred by an activist investor -- stuck Yahoo with yet another public relations disaster.

As CRN was going to press, Yahoo named longtime Google executive Marissa Mayer to succeed Thompson -- a substantial coup for the struggling search purveyor given Mayer's popularity in Silicon Valley.

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