Ganesh Murthy Joins Dell Services as VP, CFO; Suresh Vaswani Comments

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Ganesh Murthy, formerly executive vice president and chief financial officer of Hewlett-Packard’s (NYSE: HPQ) Mphasis Ltd. subsidiary, has joined Dell Services as VP and CFO, CIOL reported Monday. Murthy will report directly to Dell SVP and CFO Thomas Sweet and Dell Services President Suresh Vaswani in Bangalore, according to the report. “Ganesh will help us execute our long-term strategy...

Jim Anderson Named BAE Applied Intell Division Americas Region President; Martin Sutherland Comments

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Jim Anderson Jim Anderson, formerly director of unified computing global sales at Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), has joined BAE Systems’ applied intelligence division as president for the Americas region. Anderson will lead the division’s sales, services and operations in the U.S. as BAE intends to better help customers address financial crime and cyberattacks, the company said Wednesday. Martin Sutherland,...

Matt Wolken: Dell Seeks Analytics Portfolio Growth With StatSoft Purchase

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Dell has bought predictive analytics software developer StatSoft for an undisclosed amount as part of efforts to grow Dell’s enterprise data management offerings. StatSoft’s products are designed to help enterprises predict business trends, manage operational systems and visualize big data on premise or in the cloud, Dell said Monday. Matt Wolken, vice president and general manager of information...

Steve Harris Appointed Dell Federal VP, GM

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Steve Harris, a 16-year sales veteran at Dell and an executive in the company’s public business group, has been appointed vice president and general manager of the technology maker’s federal government organization — Dell Federal. He will oversee the company’s portfolio of federal government and federal channel business and work with George Newstrom, VP and general manager...

Thomas Sweet to Succeed Brian Gladden as Dell SVP, CFO; Michael Dell Comments

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Thomas Sweet, a 16-year corporate finance veteran at Dell, has been appointed to succeed Brian Gladden as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Gladden has served in both SVP and CFO roles for the past five years and will leave the company at the end of February, the computer manufacturer said Friday. Chairman and CEO Michael Dell said Gladden helped lead the organization through the...

CenturyLink Joins Dell Cloud Partner Network; Jeremy Ford, Suku Krishnaraj Comment

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CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has joined a Dell partner ecosystem to offer a range of cloud-based computing, storage and networking services to government and other enterprise clients. CenturyLink will deliver infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service offerings from its data centers through Dell’s cloud network program, Dell said Thursday. Suku Krishnaraj, vice president and general manager...

Sean Berg to Lead Dell Federal’s DoD Business; Tracy Pavillard, Ray McDuffie Take New Roles

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Sean Berg, former head of Dell’s enterprise solutions group in the U.K., has joined the company’s U.S. federal business and will lead a team focused on the Defense Department. His appointment is one of three moves within Dell Federal’s leadership team, as Tracy Pavillard will lead the civilian sales organization and Ray McDuffie will oversee sales to the intelligence community, Dell...

Curt Kolcun: Army to Purchase 50K Microsoft Office 365 Licenses

Curt Kolcun, Microsoft The U.S. Army has awarded a blanket purchase agreement to Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) for 50,000 Office 365 licenses that will be available to all Defense Department components. Office 365 encompasses shared email and calendar tools, Office Web Apps, Microsoft Lync and collaboration tools such as SharePoint, Curt Kolcun, vice president of Microsoft’s...

Dell Shareholders OK $25B Buyout Offer From Founder, Silver Lake

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Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) shareholders have given preliminary approval to a $24.9 billion buyout offer from founder and CEO Michael Dell and investment firm Silver Lake Partners that would take the computer manufacturer private. The sale is slated to close before the end of the third quarter of Dell’s fiscal year 2014 and is subject to customary closing conditions, the company said Thursday. Shareholders...

Michael Dell, Silver Lake Raise Buyout Offer; Shareholder Vote Scheduled Aug 2

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Michael Dell and investment firm Silver Lake Management have increased the value of their proposal to acquire Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) by 10 cents per share to $13.75 per share, or $24.6 billion, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Callie Bost and Aaron Ricadela write the new offer represents a 26 percent premium over the company’s share price of $10.88 on Jan. 11. The company is scheduled to hold a vote...