Global PC shipments are expected to fall by -10.1% in 2013, slightly below the previous projection of -9.7%, and by far the most severe yearly contraction on record, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker.
SAP Romania has announced that starting next year it will kick off a new recruitment program for its nearshore delivery center in Cluj-Napoca, where it estimates it will have 100 employees by 2016.
Juniper Systems, manufacturer of rugged handheld computers, has announced the opening of its new EMEA sales and service centre in Birmingham, in the UK.
Distributor Westcon has named Dolph Westerbos as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.
Growth-seeking Riverbed has named Keith Hoskison as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channels and Strategic Account Programs.
UK-based security specialist Accumuli has bought seven-strong Bracknell-based EQALIS, focused on Big Data Analytics for £1.9m.
Extreme Networks has awarded Westcon Group as its EMEA Distributor of the Year, it says.
Marc Schnyder, head of distributor ALSO in Switzerland, and member of the ALSO Executive Board is moving on, to a new job "on the fringes of the IT industry".
Data recovery solutions specialist Kroll Ontrack has appointed Paul Le Messurier as its new Head of Programmes and Operations for Western Europe.
HP shares rose after PC sales only fell 2% yr/yr in FQ4 and its enterprise group sales bounced back. EMEA fourth-quarter revenue of $10.3bn was down 4% year-over-year, or down 5% in constant currency.