Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry has named former Cisco Kid Carl Wiese as head of global sales – a move which is expected to shake-up the company’s channel.
Wiese has spent the past 12 years at Cisco, first heading advanced technology sales and later its collaboration-product sales efforts. more»
The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that the high profile exit of Renee James, president of Intel and head of the software group was because of the silly McAfee deal.
When Chipzilla wrote a check for McAfee many people wondered why, and suspected it was about getting security onto the chip and other such plausible reasons. more»
Dell has appointed a vice president of sales strategy and operations – and it’s charismatic Scotsman, John Byrne, who has bagged the job.
John Byrne could well be described as an industry veteran and is well known to practically everyone in the UK channel business. more»
EMC has confirmed Kevin Sparks is to replace Russell Poole as director of alliances and channels for the UK and Ireland.
Poole has been doing rather well for himself climbing the greasy pole within EMC. He replaced Terry Beale as EMC’s head of channel just last August has been promoted to the position of senior director, enterprise sales for EMEA. more»
There was a time when putting the word Dell next to the word channel would produce sheer disbelief in a reader.
But those times are no more.
Today Dell said it has bolstered its channel team as well as announcing incentives and rebates for its channel partners. more»
The bloke who created an empire based on really expensive management software, which no one was quite sure what it did, has died.
Klaus Tschira, one of the co-founders of European software giant SAP, has died unexpectedly at the age of 74, his foundation said. more»
Giant Korean company Samsung looks set to shuffle its leadership following a year which has seen its mobile fortunes dip.
The Wall Street Journal, quoting people “familiar with the matter” is tipping the toppling of mobile head JK Shin – he’s the co-CEO of a company that has made in its time everything from motor cars to aircraft jet engines. more»
IBM has reshuffled its senior management in a bid to turn around the outfit’s flagging fortunes.
Martin Jetter, who was credited with fixing Biggish Blue’s Japanese operation has been shifted to senior vice president and head of its global technology services unit. more»
AMD has hired a former Dell senior executive to lead the chipmaker’s push into microservers.
AMD said that Forrest Norrod will be senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s enterprise, embedded and semi-custom business group and report to Chief Executive Lisa Su. more»
As Google continues to be investigated by the European Union, chairman Eric Schmidt has decided to deflect criticism by saying that Amazon is its biggest search rival.
In a speech in Berlin, Schmidt – who has repeatedly denied that Google is a monopolistic player – he also took time to diss rivals Bing and Yahoo, saying they don’t matter at all. more»
Two senior executives from non technology sectors have been appointed to the board of Microsoft, while two existing board members have stepped down.
Microsoft said that Teri List-Stoll, chief financial officer of Kraft Foods and Charles W. Scharf, CEO of Visa, will take up their new positions on the 1st of October. more»
In one of those strange twists of fate that dog the semiconductor industry, it appears X86 giant Intel is now one of the biggest licensees of ARM tech on the planet, now it is a foundry business. ARM, of course, offers an advantage over X86 servers in terms of both functionality and heat. more»
Because Intel has so few products to show at its expensive upcoming Intel Developer Forum in September in San Francisco, it will play its old three card trick and show off new logos and marketing plans instead. Ailing Intel, it seems, has run out of “innovation”. more»
Gadget king and dancing queen Steve Wozniak thinks smartwatches have got a long way to go before being useful.
Woz, who was the co-founder of Apple, was a well-known early adopter of shiny new toys. He owns a Segway and has a Tesla Motors’ electric-powered car. more»
Mega distie Avnet said it has set up a new business unit in the European, Middle East and Africa markets.
The dvision, called Avnet Security and Networking Solutions (ASNS), is intended to boost its share of this sector and will include the opening of specialist technical and commercial competence centres in the region. more»