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Five Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week

For the week ending June 17, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.

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Federal CIO Vivek Kundra Leaving For Harvard Post

OK, so the U.S. Federal Government isn't a company per se, but it was nonetheless shaken this week when its CIO Vivek Kundra, a major force behind the nation's push toward cloud computing technologies, announced he'll be leaving his post in August for a position at Harvard University.

The well-respected Kundra was a driving force behind, a General Services Administration (GSA)-managed online storefront for cloud apps, and for the establishment of cloud standards around security, interoperability and data portability.

Solution providers, no strangers to the difficulty of retaining top talent, are hoping that Kundra's ideas, and the positive momentum he was able to generate behind them, will be carried forth by his successor.

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