The Planet Bolsters Board

Houston-based The Planet, a provider of IT hosting services, said Monday that it has named two to its board of directors. The firm said it has added Charles E. Hoffman, previously president and CEO of Covad Communications, and Charles A. Picasso, former president and CEO of IHS, to its board of directors. Hoffman has also served at Rogers Wireless, Spring PCS, Southwestern Bell, AT&T, and Telcel. Picasso also served at Digital Island, Concept Group, Matra Group (now EADS), Control Data Corporation, Prime Computer and Xerox Corporation.