Articles about Simon Aldous


Is Microsoft veteran Edward Hyde heading off to Commvault?

Microsoft veteran Edward Hyde is to leave the organisation after 20 years spent in the big slammer at the company, The Channel can reveal. Hyde joined as distribution account manager in 1995 and subsequently held senior sales positions covering the public sector and enterprise licensing partners customers. Most recently – …
Paul Kunert, 07 Aug 2015

Microsoft's 'We want a Mac look and feel' UK director splits after seven years

Microsoft has confirmed that long-serving director Simon Aldous has left the organisation with immediate effect. The now ex-director of hosting says he has left to pursue new opportunities outside of the organisation, but if he has a job lined up he is keeping mum about it. "After seven years I decided that I wanted to move …
Paul Kunert, 11 Sep 2013
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Ingram Micro and Westcoast ink Microsoft SPLA deal

Microsoft has handed the Service Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA) contract to Westcoast and Ingram Micro, The Channel can reveal. Ten disties responded to last month's Request for Proposal from Microsoft as Redmond overhauls the go-to-market model that saw five large account resellers holding exclusive distribution rights …
Paul Kunert, 31 Jul 2012

MS exec gets shot down after 'inaccurate' Windows 7 spiel

Apple might agree that imitation is the greatest form of flattery, but Microsoft has slammed suggestions that its Windows 7 operating system was inspired by Mac OS X. Microsoft's UK partner group manager Simon Aldous reportedly said that the software giant had effectively created “a Mac look and feel in terms of graphics” in …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 Nov 2009
The Register breaking news

Microsoft admits Mac was Windows 7 muse

Since the very beginning, Microsoft's been accused of copying the look, feel, and functionality of Apple's operating systems. Microsoft's addition of a trash can to Windows 95, for example, was particularly galling for fanboyz as the handy interface element arrived 10 years after Apple introduced its own trash can. Now …
Gavin Clarke, 11 Nov 2009

C2000 gets InFocus

Computer 2000 is to start wholesaling InFocus projectors to the UK channel. InFocus is keen to sign up resellers working the SME and education sectors - in March it introduced The Work Big IN24 and IN26 to target these markets. Now for some distie spiel, from the mouth of Simon Aldous, C2000's head of volume marketing: …
Team Register, 13 Jun 2006

C2000 promotes Aldous to run volume marketing

Computer 2000 has promoted Simon Aldous to run the distie’s volume business. This is a new position created in the wake of last week’s re-org, which saw the Tech Data-owned distie wave goodbye to 60 staff. The re-jig reflects the firm’s increasing emphasis on SME resellers, C2000 boss Steve Lockie says. Dell is gobbling up …
Team Register, 11 Aug 2005

C2000 gets new print boss

Simon Aldous is joining Computer 2000 as general manager of its CAD and high-end printing business, Datech 2000. Aldous has been at Toshiba, running its indirect channel for the last three years and has long experience in distribution. He helped set up Tosh's UK distribution network. Before that he ran his own business …
John Oates, 06 Apr 2005
The Register breaking news

Distributors in turmoil: the winners and the losers

Distribution is moving in two opposite directions – one is taking the big companies into a high-volume model with highly automated ordering and delivery systems, the other to a high value specialised model and one that will closely align with the reseller community. This does not mean that all the distributors in the middle who …
Simon Meredith, 16 Jun 1999
The Register breaking news

One jumps, others pushed from Ingram Micro UK

Ingram Micro UK has made 50 redundancies across the board in its Milton Keynes office last Friday. This leaves around 450 staff in the UK. "The UK operation has been reviewed from top to bottom. The job cuts will streamline the business. There will be no mass layoff in the UK," an Ingram representative said. In March, Ingram …
Linda Harrison, 15 Jun 1999
The Register breaking news

Ingram BUM presents a new face to the channel

Ingram Micro announced major changes to its UK business this week - again. This time the changes come with a curious twist. Ingram is getting its hands on something called the new BUM, or Business Unit Model. We are given to understand it will revolutionise the distributor into a more streamlined organisation, boosting customer …
Linda Harrison, 27 May 1999