The Marlow-based software reseller Softcat has listed in a deal that valued the business at £472.3 million.
Softcat valued its shares at 240p, and they climbed as high as 270p in early trading. It said the IPO allowed its founders to sell down their stakes and the group would receive no proceeds from the flotation. more»
AMD has announced that its Corporate Vice President Worldwide Component Channel Darren Grasby, 45, has been appointed to the newly-created position of president of AMD EMEA .
Lisa Su, president and chief executive officer at AMD said that EMEA was a “key region” with a broad set of important customers, partners and markets for AMD. more»
One of the founders of 1990’s giants Gateway Computer has died.
In 1985, Mike Hammond, 53, met fellow co-founder Ted Waitt when they worked for a Des Moines computer and software seller.
The pair created a computer company. They set up in a vacant space on the Waitt family cattle farm thanks to $10,000 in collateral put up by Waitt’s grandmother. more»
Redcentric has announced chief operating officer Fraser Fisher has been appointed as the companies CEO replacing Tony Weaver who will be a non-executive director.
Weaver has been the CEO of Redcentric since 2013 when it was created by combining parts of Redstone and Maxima. more»
AMD has formed a new business group dedicated to the company’s graphics chip business.
Raja Koduri will head the new Radeon Technologies group as its senior vice president and chief architect. Koduri will report to AMD president and CEO Lisa Su and assume responsibility for all aspects of AMD’s graphics technologies, the company said. more»
Cisco is making changes to its UK channel infrastructure and bringing all its partner teams together.
Writing in his bog, managing director of commercial & partner sales in the UK, Richard Roberts, said the changes were part of the rapidly evolving marketplace. more»
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»