Tech Data CEO On STG's Profitability, The HP Split And Why The Server 2003 Refresh Is A Dud


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Windows Server 2003 Refresh Hasn't Lived Up to the Hype

Tech Data just recorded one of its best quarters in recent memory, increasing profits by 22.4 percent, to a record $52.5 million. The Clearwater, Fla.-based distribution giant has seen its stock price rise 13.2 percent, to $63.70, since its earnings were announced Aug. 20.

Tech Data CEO Bob Dutkowsky spoke with CRN after the earnings call about why the end of support for Windows Server 2003 hasn't resulted in additional server sales, which solution providers work closely with recently acquired services firm STG, and how Microsoft is putting the heat on Google through Windows 10 and its education initiatives. 

Read on to learn what Dutkowsky thinks of the HP split, the notebook market and managing overhead.




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