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Google grabs Oracle veep to lift EMEA cloud biz

Google has hired a former senior Oracle veep to head up the company's Enterprise division in EMEA. Sebastien Marotte will lead Google's sales team in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said the world's largest ad broker. Marotte had worked as Oracle's senior vice president of technology in the database giant's Asia Pacific …
Kelly Fiveash, 2 Feb 2011

EMEA computer shipments flat in final quarter of 2010, says IDC

The PC market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the final quarter of last year was flat, according to research outfit IDC. In a report published this week, it found that big corporate firms were slowly starting to spend on IT and replace old kit, but added that SMEs continued to struggle with very tight budgets in Q4 …
Team Register, 21 Jan 2011

EMEA server market grows some legs

Selling servers in Europe is no easy task these days, and probably not just because some of the economies in the region are wobbly or crashing. EMEA server buyers have always reacted a little differently when recessions hit, often getting out on the vanguard of where the rest of the world eventually follows. Such was the case …
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Europe IT spending set for 2011 growth

A few weeks ago, the wizards at Gartner put out their prognostications for global IT spending for this year and next, and now they are rubbing their crystal balls to polish them to get a better sense of what will happen in particular markets in 2011. The good news is that IT budgets are expected to grow in EMEA after two years …
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Ballmer pulls on furs for Russia's answer to Silicon Valley MoU

Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer signed a memorandum of understanding in Russia today, to build a research and development centre – à la Silicon Valley – in a location outside of Moscow. Ballmer and oil and mining mogul Viktor Vekselberg, who is the head of the Skolkovo Fund, inked the memorandum this morning. "We are …
Kelly Fiveash, 1 Nov 2010
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EMEA shops set x64 server share record

Europe has been looking for some good news — aside from the fact that it is not in close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico — and it comes today in the form of server stats from the box counters at IDC. To be precise, there was a recovery in spending on x64 servers in the first quarter, with machines using Xeon and Opteron chips …

EMEA server racket no longer crashing

If the numbers coming out of box counter IDC are any indication, then the server market in EMEA has stopped crashing and may even level off with the possibility of actual growth in the coming years. Don't get too excited. We're not talking about a lot of growth here in the period from 2009 through 2014, for which IDC just …
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Black hole swallows EMEA server revenues

The box counters at IDC gave their prognosis for the global server racket a few weeks ago, pointing to the worst sales quarter in terms of year-on-year declines, in the firm's history of tracking such numbers. If you were expecting some good news concerning server sales out of Europe, forget it. By IDC's reckoning, server …

Dell cracks open EMEA PC services

Looking for leverage and a few extra euros and pounds in EMEA, Dell has rolled out a set of modular services to help companies manage their PCs and - eventually - their servers. The offerings for Europe the Middle East and Africa are a variant of services Dell delivered in the US last year and that have more than 5,000 …

IDC revises server-sale forecasts down for EMEA

If the server market in 2000 was a trip to the Elysian Fields, 2008 was like a break at Butlins, and 2009 will be remembered as a trip to grandma's for a painful weekend. That weekend will be longer and more difficult in EMEA, apparently. As El Reg reported last week, IDC put out a forecast of future server sales - or the lack …
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HP begins European jobs chop

HP is beginning consultations on cutting nearly six thousand European jobs. It has given its restructuring plan to the European Works Council, which represents staff, and detailed where in Europe, and in HP, the jobs will go. HP is cutting 5,700 positions from its total European staff of 80,000. The statement said: "In …
John Oates, 28 May 2009
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IDC: PC market slowing...pretty much everywhere

Industry beancounter IDC has tallied some new numbers on the PC market for the first quarter of 2009 — and surprise — they're looking down pretty much everywhere. First quarter PC shipments in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) suffered their first yearly decline since the 2001 dot com bust, according to IDC. …
Austin Modine, 20 Apr 2009

EuroMidEastAfrica server biz tumbles

Last week, the box counters at Gartner put out their report on server shipments and revenues globally in the fourth quarter of 2008, and now, they want to drill down a bit for the EMEA region. Gartner believes that customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa bought 704,830 servers of all types and stripes in the final …

Dell hires new UK channel boss

Dell has found a replacement boss to head up its UK channel team after Andy Dow abruptly left the computer vendor last month. Dell announced it had given Paul Harrison, who has worked at Dell since 2001, the keys to the UK channel boss’s door today. Earlier this month Dell refused to comment on why Dow, who only joined the …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Feb 2009

Dell quietly jacks up EMEA prices

Dell quietly jacked up its prices at the start of this year, but its account managers are only now filtering that information through to the computer maker’s partners and customers, The Register has learned. The firm, which plays second fiddle only to Hewlett-Packard on worldwide computer shipments, didn't go public with its …
Kelly Fiveash, 30 Jan 2009

Dell guns for more European channel love

Dell yesterday launched its top tier Certified Partner program in the hope of picking up much-needed sales from the indirect SME, server and storage market. The computer giant’s EMEA channel veep Josh Claman said that 10,000 registered partners in Europe can help prop up flagging revs and profits at the firm by cosying up to …
Kelly Fiveash, 17 Jun 2008

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