Bob DeRodes will take over as the company's top IT man after serving as a long-time IT adviser to the Department of Homeland Security.
Scott managed the company's internal IT operations for the past five years.
This year's symposium highlights the challenges of dealing with legacy while embracing new computing approaches.
E-mail was down nearly a quarter of the time--but that was just one of myriad problems for a White House burdened by antiquated technology.
A changing workforce, the opportunities of big data, and the need for broad risk management were among the key themes at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.
Google knocked reigning champion Red Hat out of its #1 spot in the CIO Insight Vendor Value survey.
CIOs are looking for ways to stretch their IT dollars further through the economic slowdown. IDC expects global IT spending to increase by 5.7 percent in 2008, down from 7.2 percent in 2007. (Gartner's numbers come in below this, with 3.3 percent growth
Google is moving its employees to Mac and Linux, but its influence on CIOs is more likely to be felt with Chrome and Android.
As social networking becomes more popular in the workplace, many CIOs and IT managers are limiting employee access to sites like Facebook and Twitter.
After a short stay in digital music, Douglas Merrill has written the book "Getting Organized in the Google Era" and founded a new financial-services company.