Channel Beat: Bill Rodrigues Steps Down From Dell EMC


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Bill Rodrigues, an 18-year Dell sales veteran, is stepping aside effective April 30 as president of Dell EMC North America, CRN learned this week.

David Schmook, current president of the $38 billion end-user computing business at Dell and former president of Lenovo North America, will replace Rodrigues effective May 8.

Dell said it is "confident Schmook is the right leader for Dell EMC North America commercial sales today and into the future."

Tanium has named former Cisco executive John Maxwell to be its regional director, leading its business around state and local government, health care and education, the company announced on Thursday.

Maxwell joins Tanium after a long career at Cisco, spanning more than 20 years, most recently as Cisco's operations sales director for U.S. commercial security.

Maxwell officially started in the new role this week, telling CRN he sees "huge market opportunities given the size and scope of endpoints requiring management across these segments."

Cable giant Comcast has unveiled details of its highly anticipated wireless service, Xfinity Mobile, which promises to shake up the wireless market.

Xfinity Mobile will rely on a combination of Verizon's 4G LTE network via an MVNO agreement and Comcast's 16 million Wi-Fi hotspots. Comcast executives said the service, which can be bundled with its cable, internet and landline voice services, will give customers a better wireless experience for less money.

The consumer-first offering will be available within the next two months, but Comcast is not unveiling a business service for Xfinity Mobile at this time, Craig Schlagbaum, vice president of indirect channels for Comcast Business, told CRN.

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