Xerox Holdings has decided to withdraw its tender offer to acquire HP and drop its efforts to influence the target company’s board, citing the “turmoil” caused by COVID-19.
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As with businesses in just about every industry vertical, distributors are facing unprecedented conditions within which to operate, but the disruptions haven’t stopped those in the local market from keeping things moving for partners.
Google warned users globally on 26 March (U.S. Pacific time) that several of its cloud services were experiencing intermittent disruptions, citing issues with Google Cloud infrastructure components.
HP doesn’t want to divert its “valuable time, attention and resources” to a dialogue with Xerox about its proposed takeover bid amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
JB Hi-Fi has temporarily closed all 14 of its New Zealand stores, a move made in response to the New Zealand government’s introduction of alert level four restrictions.
Databricks has appointed former AWS APJ vice president Ed Lenta as its new senior vice president and general manager for the region.
Colin Timm, Google Cloud’s former country director for Australia and New New Zealand, has taken a new role with Salesforce as senior vice president.
HPE director of channels, mid-market and SMB in New Zealand Cedric Edwards has stepped down after more than five years in the role.
Chorus will postpone the annual regulated broadband price increase it typically applies each year to keep pace with inflation as it works to address the impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The IT services market is shaping up to be the hardest hit segment in the broader technology, media and telecommunications industry by COVID-19, but there may be some ways to soften the blow.
BlackBerry has given its local leadership an overhaul of sorts, with the company bringing its Cylance AI platform and BlackBerry UEM offering together as BlackBerry Spark while handing its team in the region a somewhat expanded remit.
The number of cyber security incidents reported to CERT NZ by businesses and individuals in 2019 surged by 38 per cent compared to the previous year’s total, to 4,740.
Big Switch Networks sales manager Ian Raper has been appointed as Check Point Software Technologies’ new managing director for Australia and New Zealand.
Rhipe is one of many local tech companies that maintains an office in Philippines capital, Manila, but that doesn’t mean the distributor has had to wind down its operations in the country following its mass COVID-19 quarantine effort.
Rubrik enterprise account executive David Long is making the leap into distribution after being appointed as Nextgen Distribution’s new sales director for New Zealand.
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