ShadowRAM: September 26, 2005
Oracle OpenWorld, or at least the Oracle OpenWorld crowd, was humongous this year—what with all those PeopleSoft, iFlex, Retek, Oblix, Siebel, TimesTen, G-Log, Insert-Recently-Acquired-Company-Name-Here people around.
Synnex To Offshore Some Customer Care Work, Close 3 U.S. Delivery Centers
Synnex is laying off at least 868 customer care workers -- about 1 percent of its workforce -- as its closes three U.S. delivery centers and offshores the work to lower-cost locations.
Avnet Sees IT Sales Slump Amid PC Woes And Low-Margin Deals
Passing on low-margin deals and poor PC market conditions in the Americas caused Avnet's quarterly technology sales to dip, the company said.
Avnet Changes CEOs: Hamada Out, Ex-Lenovo CEO To Fill In On Interim Basis
Avnet CEO Rick Hamada has stepped down after more than five years in the top slot, and the company has tapped former Lenovo CEO Bill Amelio to replace him on an interim basis.
Avnet Creates Specialized Business Units To Drive Software Sales
Avnet is rolling out business units with dedicated staff around data center, cloud, security, analytics, mobility and education to accelerate growth of software-driven technologies.
Synnex Expanding Solutions Facility, Hiring New Cloud, Digital Signage Staff
The new hires will prioritize supporting new solution provider partners as well as those with successful SMB practices, says Synnex's Bob Stegner.
Avnet Looking To Break M&A Lull As Data Center, Storage Sales Surge
Avnet is looking to acquire capabilities around software, services and converged solutions as demand for data center, networking and storage products continues to climb.
Sales Fall, Stock Plummets As Synnex Passes On Low-Margin Deals
Synnex walked away from several low-margin commodity deals in the most recent quarter, leading to a drop in sales and a nearly 10 percent decline in stock price.
Legacy Storage Woes, Soft Americas Demand Lead To Avnet Sales Decline
Avnet's technology sales drop for the second consecutive quarter due to what executives say was difficulty in closing legacy storage deals and a shift away from low-margin computing components.