Google gets a New CIO from Morgan Stanley!

Apr 25, 2008 | 2,038 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has found a new Chief Information Officer (CIO) in the form of Benjamin Fried. According to a report from, Benjamin Fried originally a programmer at Morgan Stanley rose to the position of a managing director, responsible for Morgan Stanley's Application Infrastructure group. As per Google's spokesperson Matt Furman, Fried will be taking over the position of CIO at Google in May 2008. The CIO position has been vacant since Douglas Merrill (former CIO) left Google this month.

An official Morgan Stanley memo suggests that Fried had relations with Google in 2004, when he worked on Google's initial public offering. Although Benjamin Fried's new job is a prestigious one, still it is a highly complicated job as well. He will be looking after Google's entire computing infrastructure, that is considered to be Google's nervous system. At present, Google has numerous servers located in 36 data centers across the globe. Google also believes in creating and maintaining its technology all by itself.

With the experience of developing Morgan Stanley's first web site, workstation software and the company's intranet, he is considered to be the most efficient candidate for this job.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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