The maker of expensive printer ink, HP has ended merger talks with EMC after months of useless negotiations.
Reuters reported that its deep throats in HP said hopes to merge two of the tech industry’s largest enterprise-oriented firms had been dashed. more»
Activist investor Elliott Management is trying to get data storage products outfit EMC to spin off its VMware virtualization software unit or merge with someone else.
The outfit penned a 13-page letter to the company’s board which was signed by portfolio manager Jesse Cohn and warned that EMC’s structure of combining several businesses obscured its enormous value. more»
Once Again, HP has decided to evolve the PC and Printer operations as a distinct and separate corporate entity.
HP came close to selling both divisions during the short reign of Leo Apotheker. After the discovery of a massive over payment for Autonomy Corp. more»
In a merger that would have ranked alongside that of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, EMC was seriously considering tying the knot with the maker of expensive printer ink, HP.
A Wall Street Journal report suggested that EMC and HP have investigated a potential merger deal that would have created a super-vendor worth close to $130 billion. more»
Revenues from the worldwide storage software market rose by 6.3 percent in the second quarter of this year, according to figures from IDC.
It said revenues during Q2 2014 came to nearly $3.8 billion.
The leaders in the pack were EMC, IBM and Symantec which had markt shares of 25.9 percent, 16 percent and 13.3 percent respectively. more»
While still worth $5.9 billion, external storage systems revenue fell by 1.4 percent in the second quarter of this year, according to IDC.
The market research company said a decline in high end systems was coupled with a drop in midrange storage sales too. more»
Lenovo has chosen Arrow to distribute its storage and server products in the UK and Ireland.
The move means that Arrow will aim to sell Lenovo’s server and storage products to SMEs through the channel.
Nick Thurlow, who runs Arrow’s enterprise business said that the partnership makes commercial sense ofr his company. more»
File sharing enterprise company Egnyte said it has recruited a former EMC head of US partnerships as its vice president in charge of channells.
Jeff Nollette, who has a 25 year background in sales and channel development, is to head up Egnyte’s partner programme aimed at VARs and MSPs. more»
Megadistributor Avnet Technology Solutions UK has been awarded a gong and named by EMC as its UK distributor of the year 2013.
Avnet gets the gong because it has promoted EMC’s “Attitude” programme – a scheme intended for small and medium sized businesses. more»
Distributor Avnet said it has introduced a programme called Altitude aimed at small and medium sized businesses.
The programme promotes EMC storage and back up devices and aims to help its resellers offer VNXe storage and Data Domain backup products.
The scheme centres around an online configuration tool that lets resellers calculate price for the EMC products without needing to contact Avnet. more»
The external disk storage market posted a decline of 3.5 percent for the third quarter of this year, compared to the same period last year.
IDC, which released the data today said the total disk storage market – including internal disks – produced $7.4 billion in revenues – and that’s a 5.6 percent fall compared to last year. more»
EMC has promised to release a product to suppliers which will allow them to build a private cloud which has all the advantages of a public cloud.
Project Nile will introduce machines in the first half of next year, which is much earlier than was planned. more»
EMC hit the hyperbole when it released a refresh of its new mid-range data centre products.
Rich Napolitano, President, Unified Storage Division, EMC told the product launch in Milan yesterday that when people look at the history of datacentre computing they will see this particular product launch as the “day everything changed.”
To be fair the outfit has a lot to be proud of, if even half the stats for the VNX series are true. more»
EMC, which was celebrating the release of new tech which could see it take control of the mid-range datacentre market, claims that its rise to dominance is because of its Channel strategy.
Talking to ChannelEye, EMC’s Vice President of Global channel sales, Gregg Ambulos said that a few years ago the company did not have an effective channel strategy and relied on its own sales team. more»
Resellers and distributors might be better off forgetting to kill off their fax services, according to one Italian distributor.
Cesare Pedrazzi, who is the CTO of top Italian distributor Esprinet said that as part of a business plan to try and simplify his company’s IT systems, he thought it would be a good idea to kill off the fax service. more»