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EMC veteran to head joint Dell-EMC services group

EMC veteran to head joint Dell-EMC services group 

Dell said that Howard Elias, president and chief operating officer of EMC’s Global Enterprise Services, will be president of global services and IT of the merged company.

Rory Read, current chief integration officer at Dell, “will continue his role as CIO for the Dell+EMC integration.”

“Dell will continue to provide its customers global support, deployment and professional services aligned to our client solutions and enterprise system business,” Dell told his employees. “Following the completion of the Dell+EMC transaction, the Dell, and EMC II services capabilities will combine to form an industry-leading technology service organization to support customers’ migration from today’s platforms to tomorrow’s technologies and solutions.”


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It was in October last year, that Dell announced his plans to acquire data storage company EMC for about $67 billion in cash and stock to create what could be the world’s biggest vendor of cloud technology.

According to the latest figures from analyst firm IDC, the combined cloud infrastructure revenues of Dell (about $3 billion in sales) and EMC (about $2.2 billion in sales) for 2015 total $5.3 billion, easily eclipsing HP Enterprise’s $4.5 billion.

The combined Dell and EMC revenues account for 18.2 per cent of the sector’s $28.9 billion revenues for last year.

Dell envisions the new global services organization to provide “strategic guidance and technology expertise” to companies seeking to migrate to the cloud.

At EMC, Elias oversees EMC’s consulting services, technology professional services, operational services and global customer support organizations, He is responsible for setHoward Elias 200ting the overall strategy, driving execution and creating best practices for EMC services.

Elias joined EMC in 2003 by way of HP, where he was senior vice-president of business management and operations for the Enterprise Systems Group. Before that, he was HP’s senior VP and general manager of network storage solutions. Elias was senior VP and GM of Compaq’s Business Critical Server Group before the company was acquired by HP in 2002.

As chief integration officer of Dell, Read is responsible for the planning and integration of Dell and EMC.

Read joined Dell in 2014 after he left semiconductor company Advance Micro Devices (AMD) where he served as president and chief executive officer for three years. 

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Read is credited for implementing the ambidextrous X86/ARM architecture.

Prior to joining AMD, Read was president and chief operating officer of Lenovo Group Ltd.

He was responsible for driving growth and execution. Before that, he spent 23 years with IBM in several leadership roles.

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