Feeds

Waitt takes charge at Gateway

Value statement

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

High performance access to file storage

Gateway CEO Jeff Weitzen is retiring - after just 13 months at the helm - and at the age of 44!

His replacement is Ted Waitt, Gateway's founder, who says he's taking the job on a permanent basis.

In a tough year for the PC business, Gateway had a more disastrous 2000 than most. The company was slow to react when rival cut their prices and sales tumbled.

Last year, in October, Weitzen trumpeted the success of Beyond the Box, Gateway's software and services strategy - responsible for delivering half the firm's profits. That's all well and good, but if you're a PC maker who's not selling PCs, then you're also not selling those lucrative software and service contracts either.

In a press statement, Waitt says the company will focus on what "Gateway's always done best: Delivering better products, at better prices, with better service than anyone else out there, all while living the Gateway values". Not so much a company then , more a way of life. And a not particularly healthy one, at that. ®

Related stories

Half Gateway's profits come from software and services
Gateway in PC price war gloom
Gateway slashes workforce after poor results

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
It may be ILLEGAL to run Heartbleed health checks – IT lawyer
Do the right thing, earn up to 10 years in clink
France bans managers from contacting workers outside business hours
«Email? Mais non ... il est plus tard que six heures du soir!»
Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies at 68
RIP Blighty's best-selling author of the 1980s
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.