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SAS Shuffles Execs in Preparation for IPO

SAS Institute Inc. in Cary, N.C., said Andre Boisvert has been named president and chief operating officer of the company and its founder and original president, James Goodnight, will remain as CEO. SAS said the move was made so Boisvert can handle the day-to-day operations of the company and prepare it for an eventual initial public offering.

Marriott Signs ASP

Marriott International Inc. in Washington has signed up with Cephren Inc. in Palo Alto, Calif., to use the application service provider's hosted project collaboration software in its architecture and construction division. Marriott said Cephren's software should help reduce the duration of up to 1,800 projects each year.

Short Takes

Fifteen firms announced that they will form a coalition to design e-mail standards to limit spam. Included in the Responsible Electronic Communication Alliance are DoubleClick Inc. and 24/7 Media Inc., both based in New York. . . . Troy, Mich.-based Kmart Corp. has named Randy L. Allen, a partner at San Francisco-based Deloitte Consulting, CIO and executive vice president of strategic planning. She replaces Joseph Osbourn, the retailer's third CIO in the past five years.

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