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DSSD hires ex-Violin player as hardware engineering veep

EMC’s flash racking developer DSSD has hired an ex-Violin Memory guy to be its veep of hardware engineering, EMC has now confirmed to The Register. The all-flash array startup has now hired Kevin Rowett, who was SVP of engineering and an advisor to Violin Memory from the beginning of 2010 to October 2013. He joined DSSD this …
Chris Mellor, 14 Sep 2015
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ANOTHER shake-up at HP Enterprise Services

A mini shake-up of the Enterprise Services (ES) division at HP has seen the role of UK public sector veep Stuart Bladen carved up and shared out among several others. As a result, local public sector selling will fall under the control of Nigel Kirby Green, who is also tzar of HP’s healthcare and life sciences organ. The …
Paul Kunert, 27 Feb 2015
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Wanted: PC salesman to head up HP's UK channel ops

Headhunters may be scrambling for their phones on the back of the news that HP is on the look-out for someone with PC sales skills to conduct its UK channel orchestra. A note was distributed to some HP workers this week that Damian Cusick is leaving the enterprise, SMB and channel director role, stating that he is looking for …
Paul Kunert, 13 Feb 2015
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Azzurri waves bye-bye to more directors

Azzurri Communication is on the hunt for an ops director following the departure of David Du Toit, who we are told has returned to his native South Africa to embrace the joys of retirement. Du Toit pitched his tent at the south coast-based integrator in September 2012, brought in by former CEO Vim Vithaldas, who was himself …
Paul Kunert, 11 Feb 2015
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Deckchairs shifted aboard tech liner HP's services biz

An EMEA-wide overhaul dreamed up by HP execs to lift the fortunes of the Enterprise Services division — and cut out costs — will be implemented in time for the fiscal New Year starting next month. Under the new-look biz, ES has consolidated from nine sub-regions into four ‘super’ clusters including North (Benelux and Nordics …
Paul Kunert, 16 Oct 2014
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Techies with Asperger's? Yes, we are a little different...

Shortly after being told I have Asperger's syndrome, I stood in front of 30-odd people, my work colleagues, telling them I have Asperger’s and what it means to them and to me. Some were like: "Meh, whatever!", some were busy looking their watches: "Is it lunchtime yet?" I could feel my job slowly ebbing away. It was like …
Stuart Burns, 8 Oct 2013
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MoD to become even more top-heavy as a result of personnel cuts

The UK's Ministry of Defence is a famously top-heavy organisation: the navy has at least one admiral for every warship it possesses, the RAF has an air-marshal or two for every fighting squadron and the army has approximately 10 times as many generals as it could possibly need to command itself in combat. And that's not even to …
Lewis Page, 23 Aug 2012
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Unions: MoD 'mad to fire staff while increasing consultant spending'

Analysis UK public-sector unions say that revelations of what the Ministry of Defence (MoD) spends on specialist consultants show that current plans to fire tens of thousands of staff will lead to increased expenditure. Could they be right? In a word, no. The Guardian reports, in an exclusive of the sort perhaps not hard to obtain when …
Lewis Page, 20 Feb 2012
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No jobs recovery for years

The UK jobs market won't show any signs of improvement for "several years" even if the economy returns to robust growth, a personnel body has warned. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development warned today that the UK job market was "flat on its back". While this might be construed as saying a decimated workforce …
Joe Fay, 9 Nov 2009
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Prof: Fat ladies don't get to be CEOs, lardy blokes do

New research carried out on Fortune 1000 CEOs indicates that fatcat biz kingpins are, in fact, fatter than the rest of us - but not if they're women. Counterintuitively perhaps, it appears that breaking through the glass ceiling is more difficult for the heftier lady. "The results suggest that while being obese limits the …
Lewis Page, 8 Apr 2009
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MPs lambast Forces' new personnel database

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has come in for yet more scathing criticism from its parliamentary oversight committee. The committee's report into the MoD annual accounts says that the introduction of a new personnel database system, run on the MoD intranet, has been a fiasco. The Joint Personnel Administration (JPA) system …
Lewis Page, 30 Mar 2009
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MoD's London brass resist job cuts

Comment Ministry of Defence headquarters offices in central London are to shed 1200 uniformed and civilian staff posts, according to reports. Military bureaucrats are resisting the moves fiercely. The Times, having unsurprisingly "obtained" documents outlining the cuts and the MoD brass' resistance to them, gave full details yesterday …
Lewis Page, 27 Oct 2008

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