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> We need to work with each other. To do that, we need to trust each other. The Air Force needs to have a generative culture, not a pathological one, for a software company to thrive. It has to be safe to talk openly about what we know today, even if it might change tomorrow, without fear of reprisal for “getting it wrong”.
execs  USAF  agile  devops  culture  digitaltransformation 
january 2019 by cote
Google's new cloud chief has a culture clash ahead of him after 22 years at Oracle
> But when it comes to the big storage and core computing contracts, numerous industry experts, venture capitalists and tech executives alike told CNBC that Google's sales team is ineffective, preferring to sell what it thinks is best rather than what customers say they need.

> "You don't get paid to be right, you get paid to sell what the customer wants to buy," said Mackey Craven, a partner at venture firm OpenView Venture Partners in Boston who focuses on enterprise start-ups.
googlecloud  productmanagement  google  enterprisesoftware  sales  execs 
november 2018 by cote
Greene steps down as Google Cloud CEO, to be replaced by Thomas Kurian
> "We have moved Google Cloud from having only two significant customers and a collection of startups to having major Fortune 1000 enterprises betting their future on Google Cloud," Greene said.
publiccloud  cloud  momentum  googlecloud  execs 
november 2018 by cote
Windows chief leaving Microsoft as CEO Satya Nadella rolls out massive engineering reorg
‘The reorg includes the creation of two large new engineering groups inside Microsoft, focused on Experiences & Devices, led by Microsoft Office leader Rajesh Jha; and the company’s Cloud + AI Platform, led by Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise chief Scott Guthrie... They join the existing Microsoft AI & Research group, led by research chief Harry Shum, to form three massive engineering groups inside the Redmond tech giant.’
windows  microsoft  execs  reorgs 
march 2018 by cote
Docker founder Solomon Hykes leaving company, cites need for enterprise-focused CTO
“To take advantage of this opportunity, we need a CTO by Steve’s side with decades of experience shipping and supporting software for the largest corporations in the world. So I now have a new role: to help find that ideal CTO, provide the occasional bit of advice, and get out of the team’s way as they continue to build a juggernaut of a business.”
execs  docker  startups 
march 2018 by cote
Dell EMC's Chad Sakac Takes New Role At Pivotal Software To Align Dell's Cloud, Software, Hardware - Page: 1 | CRN
"The job is simple – helping make our aligned Dell Technologies developer platform come together, and make our answer on the 'how' (material = more important) of 'digital transformation' (buzzword = less important) reach more customers," Sakac wrote.
execs  pivotal  alliances 
february 2018 by cote
Dell EMC Restructures Infrastructure Organizations To 'Streamline' Product Road Maps, Speed Go-To-Market
“In a major initiative to streamline Dell EMC's infrastructure product road maps and go-to-market speed, the company is ending its Converged Platforms and Solution Division and moving its hyper-converged and converged infrastructure teams into Dell's core server and storage business units.”
converged  execs  dell  ci  hardware 
january 2018 by cote
Derek Collison, the architect behind Cloud Foundry, has left Apcera for a new cloud-messaging startup
“NATS, an open-source project that Collison developed at Apcera, is the technology behind his new five-person venture called Synadia. The company is staying quiet as it works toward closing a Series A funding round next month, but the technology — already in use at large companies like Baidu and Siemens — allows infrastructure components to communicate with each other across multiple clouds, which theoretically avoids the dreaded vendor lock-in enterprise computing scenario.”
execs  messaging  cloud  startups 
january 2018 by cote
HPE CEO Meg Whitman QUITS, MAN! Neri to replace chief exec in Feb • The Register
Hewlett Packard Enterprise boss Meg Whitman is stepping down, and will be replaced on February 1 by company president Antonio Neri. Neri, a 50-year-old engineer…
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november 2017 by cote
Citing need for “engineering execution,” Chef gives control of engineering to its co-founder and CTO while the sales department reorganizes – GeekWire
Chef CEO Barry Crist talks to a crowd at the Chef offices in Pioneer Square. Seattle DevOps startup Chef made several organizational changes this week,…
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august 2017 by cote
Pivotal hires Cynthia Gaylor as CFO
"Right now, the company's flagship Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform is on a $200 million annual bookings run rate this year, with its Pivotal Big Data Suite doing $100 million in annual bookings. Mee says 80% of customers are large-scale businesses, including Home Depot and Mercedes-Benz.... Pivotal has a unique place at the center of the cloud wars, as a partner to Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. It means Pivotal gets a cut of the deal, no matter which tech titan its customers decide to go with."
execs  Pivotal  Pivotalpr  CFO  cloudnative 
june 2016 by cote
IBM's Steve Mills retires
40 years at IBM, straight out of college. He built up the software group, then ended up managing hardware was well: the article says he was running $40bn of business for IBM. Also, he was an awesome interlocutor at analyst events: a fun character on the drama of the IT industry!
SteveMills  SWG  wp  history  IBM  execs 
january 2016 by cote
Pivotal bets on Black for Internet of things platform
RT @gigastacey: I wrote 2 #IoT back end stories this week: Pivotal's plans and Facebook's Parse efforts
pivotal  execs  iot  StaceyHigginbotham 
march 2015 by cote
HP reorgs cloud biz as Marten Mickos cedes key responsibilities
RT @gigabarb: #HP reorgs cloud biz, with Mickos ceding key responsibilities tip @techmeme via @gigaom
stream  execs  HP  cloud  Eucalyptus 
february 2015 by cote
[Y]ou’ll get an answer either within 10 minutes
email  gtd  productivity  execs  BigCo  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  quote  tumblr:quote 
february 2015 by cote
Generally speaking, there are only a few ways to make money on the Internet. There are e-commerce companies and marketplaces - think Amazon, eBay and Uber - that profit from transactions occurring on their platforms. Hardware companies, like Apple or Fitbit, profit from gadgets. For everyone else, though, it more or less comes down to advertising. Social-media companies, like Facebook or Twitter, may make cool products that connect their users, but they earn revenue by selling ads against the content those users create. Innovative media companies, like Vox or Hulu, make money in much the same way, except that they’re selling ads against content created by professionals. Google, which has basically devoured the search business, still makes a vast majority of its fortune by selling ads against our queries.
businessmodels  Yahoo  execs  longform  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  quote  tumblr:quote 
december 2014 by cote
We wore the blue suits, white shirts with button-down collars, striped ties, fedoras and wingtip shoes. The customers felt they could count on us.
execs  IBM  enterprisesoftware  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  quote  tumblr:quote 
august 2014 by cote
HP Brings Ex-Dell Exec To Run Server Marketing
I went media training with that dude's replacement.
hp  dell  execs 
august 2014 by cote
Cover Story: Chambers Preps Cisco For Toughest Transition Yet - Page: 1 | CRN
Since being tapped to lead Cisco in 1995, Chambers has grown the company from a $2.2 billion hardware manufacturer to a $48.6 billion network hardware, software, security and services powerhouse that’s more bullish than ever on becoming the world’s No. 1 IT company. Cisco had 3,827 employees when Chambers was appointed CEO. Today, there are more than 70,000.
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august 2014 by cote
Microsoft's new CEO: The technology isn't his problem • The Register
From El Reg’s Gavin Clarke: Let’s begin by saying money was not the problem that needed solving: on that, the world’s largest software company is printing cash. … That means everything Nadella does now is about execution, not innovation. That makes Nadella’s story as CEO one of sales and expanded market share. We, 451, have a quick piece from the day of and I just submitted a longer piece yesterday (along with Carl Brooks), hopefully published soon.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  Microsoft  execs  strategy  mobile  cloud  link  tumblr:link 
february 2014 by cote
Dell Shakes Up U.S. Management Team, Names New Channel Chief
"Bill Rodrigues, former vice president and general manager of global business, was named president of Dell North America, a $24 billion business. Rodrigues, a 14-year Dell veteran, replaces Paul Henri Ferrand, a nine-year Dell veteran who has held the post for the past 16 months."
dell  execs  sales  channel  partnerships 
november 2013 by cote
Report Says BlackBerry Giving Up Bid to Sell itself, Will Replace CEO - Ina Fried - Mobile - AllThingsD
That former Sybase CEO, John Chen, did a good turn around job at Sybase a company that was similarly in the wrong side of market disruption but had deep enterprise but in. Moore profile that turn around in Escape Velocity (an excellent book on the topic of reviving flatlined tech companies): he took Sybase from a $2.2B market cap to a $5.8B acquisition by SAP in three years.
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november 2013 by cote
Boom Brands 2013 - Tumblr -- New York Magazine
It was a familiar crowd of startup workers: frail young men in Vibram shoes, frail young women with pixie cuts and statement nails.
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october 2013 by cote
Many Questions for Michael Dell on Going Private, and What's Next - Arik Hesseldahl - News - AllThingsD
From a brief interview by Arik Hesseldahl: We like the opportunity to invest in R&D in our own growth, hire more salespeople, and think about the business in a three-, five- and seven-year time frame. And on M&A: There aren’t any huge deals that we need to go do.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  m&a  dell  michaeldell  msd  execs  goingprivate  link  tumblr:link 
september 2013 by cote
How Zynga went from social gaming powerhouse to has-been | Ars Technica
Cyrus Farivar has a long piece on the rise and fall(?) of Zynga in Ars. Lots of delightful little bits on maxing the viruses and Zombies: " I got a turbo education on how to do the viral marketing," he said. "It’s where you design features to be more social: go accomplish this with your friends. How can I make this fun, especially asynchronously, and how can I get people to invite more people? What was good and transformative about FarmVille [was that] it brought in tens of millions of adults who had never played [games] ever. It opened up casual light entertainment, and not time sensitive gaming, to 100 million people." As the title here suggests, it reminded me of “gamification”: how can you make boring things in your software fun so that users (read: people) use it more effectively. I’m never sure if it panned out for white-collar work. I’m note sure filling out quarterly performance reviews or weekly sales data could ever be “fun.” It’s kind of fun in Foursquare and other places that outsource (mostly meatspace) data collection. Also, awesome quote on being too data driven: I had a PM tell me—many times—that they “couldn’t get data on fun.”
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  Zynga  gaming  history  profiles  execs  marketing  viralmarkeing  ham  gamification  link  tumblr:link 
september 2013 by cote
Dell’s Haas as Turnaround Boss Honed Profit-Lifting at HP
"If the shareholders ratify the buyout this week, the company’s overhaul will proceed, with Haas leading the push."
dell  execs  Haas 
september 2013 by cote
Oh, a Wyse guy, eh? Why I oughta make you Nexenta's new CEO • The Register
Maner was The Man at Wyse and CEO at that thin-client company when Dell bought it in April last year for an undisclosed amount of moolah, possibly up to half a billion dollars. Nexenta staff will hope some of that magic will rub off on them. Everyone at Dell always said he was hella-entrepreneurial.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  execs  storage  Nexenta  link  tumblr:link 
september 2013 by cote
One Microsoft On, Ballmer Out, ValueAct In. Get Ready for More at MSFT - Kara Swisher - News - AllThingsD
Now, according to numerous sources close to the situation, brace yourself for the next of many shoes to drop, in what appears to be a sequencing of events related to new management and perhaps a new configuration for the company itself.
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september 2013 by cote
Coté • One thing has never fully optimized...
One thing has never fully optimized for is enterprise distribution and the ability to reach the largest customers in the world with highly customized solutions for their industries and their verticals. You saw how Keith [Block]executed that strategy extremely well at Oracle over the last 26 years, and we look forward to seeing him execute a very similar strategy enhanced for Salesforce. … I believe it’s in the interest of their customers and our customers that Salesforce works well with Oracle, works well with SAP, and even works well with Microsoft, because our customers have these existing investments that we want to leverage.
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september 2013 by cote
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