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C&L: Brad Anderson moves from HP to Dell

Brad Anderson, formerly in charge of Hewlett-Packard's ProLiant servers, is now a senior vice president at Dell.

Nortel, continuing its executive-level switches, named Harry Pearce chairman. Pearce was formerly chairman of Hughes Electronics.

Julie Madden has been named deputy secretary of enterprise information technology services in Florida's Department of Management Services.

Dell, IBM expand blade servers

Dell and IBM each moved to reinforce their blade server systems. Dell is now selling McData's 4314 FibreChannel switch, and a resale deal with Cisco is due soon, officials said. Big Blue, for its part, plans to launch blade bundles for vertical markets in the next few months. IBM's tack is a blades-in-a-box approach. There will be Linux versions, they said.

For more on the new blade offerings:
- see this InfoWorld …

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Tags: Dell   Cisco Systems   Servers  

ALSO NOTED: Tata, Microsoft team on Chinese outsourcing; NetScaler boosts app acceleration gear; and much more...

> Tata, Microsoft team on Chinese outsourcing. Article

> NetScaler boosts app acceleration gear. Article

> Dell, NetApp grow external storage sales. Article

> Cisco and Microsoft's tricky partnership. …

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Metric: Storage growth reaches two full years

The market for external disk storage was $3.8 billion in the first quarter of 2005, up 6.7 percent from last year and marking the industry's eighth consecutive quarter of growth. EMC continued to lead with a 21.4 percent revenue share, followed by Hewlett-Packard (17.7 percent), IBM (11.5 percent), Hitachi (9.1 percent), and Dell (7.7 percent). However, IDC analysts noted, the situation is becoming somewhat murky due to various OEM/resale deals, pending acquisitions, and hybrid disk/tape …

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ALSO NOTED: CA ready to battle, using Ingres; Should CIOs know how to code?; and much more...

> CA ready to battle, using Ingres. Article

> Should CIOs know how to code? Article

> Dell apologizes for Lenovo email. Article

And Finally... Broadband ubiquity chugging along. Article

Tags: Dell   CIOs   Lenovo   Broadband  

Metric: IBM, HP, Dell show healthy server growth

Worldwide server revenue grew 4.1 percent in the first quarter of 2005 to $12.3 billion compared to last year, Gartner says. Unsurprisingly, the top five vendors remained the same: IBM (29.8 percent), Hewlett-Packard (28.1 percent), Dell (10.8 percent), Sun Microsystems (9.5 percent) and Fujitsu/Siemens (7.2 percent). Notably, IBM's share was down a full 1 percent, while HP's was up 2.2 percent; but IBM typically has strong sales later in the year. Also interesting: overall Linux …

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Dude, have you got services?

Would you buy business and IT services from Dell? The idea sounded crazy a few years ago, but now it's nearing reality. Dell's services division is already a $1 billion business, albeit a simple one, based on helping companies install software and recycle older systems. On the other hand, they've got a very service-savvy partner in EMC. Anyone wondering if Hewlett-Packard, EDS, and the others are worried needs only recall that AOL bought Time Warner -- not the other way …

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Tags: Hewlett Packard (HP)   EMC   Dell   AOL