Taiwanese PC manufacturer, Asus has appointed Mia Tsai as its managing director and head of the Open Platform Business Group for A/NZ.
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Juniper Networks is stepping up its partner commitment through expanding its portfolio and increasing the amount of programs available to partners.
Former Hitachi Data Systems channel director, Kerstin Baxter, has joined channel training and consulting organisation, Channel Dynamics, to head up its newly established Singapore branch.
Westcon Group is on track to centralise its datacentre using the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and EMC SAN.
HP has promoted Darren Read as its director of networking in the South Pacific region covering Australia and New Zealand. He was previously services sales leader within HP’s Technology Services (TS) division and was responsible for growing TS services sales profitably in enterprise, government and commercial markets for the annuity and Services Solutions business
Microsoft is planning to make a number of staff redundancies globally and in Australia.
Dell’s Asia Pacific SMB president Amit Midha says it will continue to invest in the channel in the region, having launched a partner advisory council.
Security vendor, SafeNet, has hired Eric Krieger as its first regional sales manager.
Symantec has set-up a VAR council in the Asia-Pacific region.
AMD has appointed Brian Slattery as its new country manager for A/NZ. He will be responsible for all sales and marketing activities as well as developing key partnerships.
Anyware Computer Accessories is restructuring its business, following Garrison Huang's takeover of the whole company.
Salesforce.com implementation partner, Sqware Peg, has formed a new company called, Click to Cloud, to develop cloud computing products on the vendor's platform.
This year has been deemed as the year of the mini notebook, according to analyst firm, Gartner.
The new IBM range of Nehalem-based x86 servers and blades could see Big Blue take market share off HP, according to analysts.
Australian IT industry players have expressed mixed reactions to speculation IBM intends to pay as much as $US6.5 billion for Sun Microsystems.