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Compaq UK founder Joe McNally has died

Compaq UK and Ireland founder Joe McNally has passed away after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 69. joe_mcnally_2 Joe McNally Picture by: Eddie Boldizsar McNally set up the UK beachhead for the Houston PC titan in 1984 with just £2,000 and a load of stock that he famously personally delivered by black cab, growing it …
Paul Kunert, 05 Mar 2012
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Compaq UK's McNally is retiring

Joe McNally, the man who set up Compaq UK in 1984, is retiring at the end of July. He grew the UK and Irish business into a £1 billion enterprise by 1997 - the first Compaq subsidiary to hit that target. John Nicholson, group sales director, wrote a letter to the Compaq dealer channel to tell them the news. "He will be greatly …
Robert Blincoe, 02 Jul 2001
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Compaq gets new UK MD

Compaq today unveiled plans to promote its UK MD Joe McNally to chairman for the region. But his replacement won't report to him. McNally founded the vendor's UK and Ireland operation 16 years ago. His replacement is Rene Schuster - currently CEO of consumer industrial markets and a senior partner at KPMG Management Consulting …
Linda Harrison, 13 Jun 2000
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Compaq man joins board of CallCentric

A little-known call centre consultancy firm has had its board bolstered by the addition of Compaq UK's managing director Joe McNally. The company is CallCentric, it was founded in 1997, and lists companies such as Lloyds TSB and Credit Suisse among those it has advised on establishing call centres. The consultancy received a £2 …
Sean Fleming, 26 Jul 1999
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Shake down splits Compaq UK in four

Joe McNally, Compaq UK vice president and managing director, has shuffled his Cabinet of senior management in the UK and Ireland. The rejig resulted in three business groups being created – the Enterprise Solutions and Services Group, Commercial Personal Computing Group and Consumer Group. These will be led by Gareth Cadwallader …
Linda Harrison, 09 Aug 1999
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Compaq to get EMEA shake-up?

One nice thing about going to see Eckhard Pfeiffer, Compaq's CEO, whenever he makes an appearance at the gruesome Landmark Hotel, is that you get to chinwag with foreign journalists you only see at gigs like this. And so The Register found itself chatting to a colleague from other climes in the Great Western Bar in Marylebone …
Mike Magee, 18 Feb 1999
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CompaQ rejigs Europe

The triumvirate ruling Compaq Corporation made further decisions affecting Europe over the weekend, in the wake of the retirement of former general manager Andreas Barth. Barth was closely associated with ex-CEO Eckhard Pfeiffer and the triumvirate, headed by chairman Ben Rosen, has effectively mirrored the US reconstruction …
Mike Magee, 05 Jul 1999
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Tips from the top: cracking Christmas and New-Year books

Looking for that last-minute stocking filler? Expecting a book token of some kind during the next few days? Or do you just want to hide behind something impenetrable as the relatives descend for the Christmas holidays? What luck! The Reg has asked a bunch of experts spanning Java, .NET, security and agile what they’d been …
John K Waters, 24 Dec 2008
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PC Vendor Bender

The year 2000 will not be remembered as a golden year for the PC industry. Manufacturers struggled to get over Y2K order slumps at the start of the year, only to be greeted at the end of it with another sales slowdown - in the quarter when they expected to do the briskest business. In 1999 PC shipments grew 23.3 per cent, but …
Linda Harrison, 26 Dec 2000