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CA Top Slot Filled For Now

Ken Cron, a former president of CMP Media and the original publisher of CRN, has accepted the post of interim CEO at software vendor Computer Associates International, sources said.

Sources said the announcement of Cron's appointment could come as soon as Monday.

Cron, who couldn't be reached for comment, has been a director on CA's board since 2002. Islandia, N.Y.-based CA would not comment.

At CMP Media, Cron was responsible for all U.S. business, including print magazines such as CRN and InformationWeek plus trade shows and online services. More recently, Cron was CEO of Vivendi Universal Games, a maker of interactive entertainment games, and Uproar Inc.

Cron's knowledge of the channel is a plus for solution providers, some of whom expressed concern that management changes at CA could stall the software maker's aggressive channel push.

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