Business Cloud News

Red Hat CTO abruptly quits

Stevens was a huge proponent of open source technologies and a driver behind the company's participation with OpenStack

Red Hat’s chief technology officer Brian Stevens has abruptly stepped down from his role and quit the company.

BlackBerry taps cloud startup head as next COO

Marty Beard, chief operating officer at BlackBerry

BlackBerry has announced the appointment of Marty Beard as chief operating officer, who joins the struggling devices and software manufacturer from LiveOps, a provider of cloud-based customer service solutions.

Citrix appoints former CA Technologies exec to lead Northern Europe

Jacqueline de Rojas, area vice president, Northern Europe, Citrix

Virtualisation incumbent Citrix has announced the appointment of former CA Technologies executive Jacqueline de Rojas as area vice president, Northern Europe. In her role she will help drive awareness of the company’s virtual and mobile offerings across the region.

Google Glass creator jumps to Amazon

Babak Parviz, the brains behind Google Glass

The brains behind Google Glass, Babak Parviz, has left one internet giant for another, this week revealing his departure from Google and new employment at Amazon. The move comes as interest in the wearable computing space continues to heat up.

Salesforce appoints Autodesk, HP veteran Mark Hawkins as CFO

Mark Hawkins, CFO of Salesforce

Salesforce has announced it has appointed Mark Hawkins, a former Autodesk executive and 30-year veteran of the IT sector, to the role of chief financial officer, where he will oversee the company’s financial organisation globally and report directly to CEO Marc Benioff.

Verizon appoints Francis Yip to Lead Asia-Pacific business

Francis has held other leadership positions in Verizon's Asia Pacific business as well as Dimension Data and Equant (now OBS)

Verizon Enterprise Solutions, the cloud computing and enterprise IT-focused division of American operator Verizon has appointed Francis Yip to group vice president of Verizon Asia Pacific, where he will lead all of the business’ strategic initiatives.

Mirantis opens French office, taps Bull, Sun Microsystems veteran as lead

Mirantis has opened its first office in France in a bid to bolster its European business

OpenStack vendor Mirantis announced the opening of a new office in Grenoble, France in a bid to bolster the company’s presence in Europe and ramp up competition against other OpenStack incumbents in the European market.

Chef taps former GE architect Justin Arbuckle to lead EMEA operations

Justin Arbuckle, vice president of Europe and chief enterprise architect, Chef

IT automation firm Chef announced this week that it has appointed former GE Capital chief technology officer Justin Arbuckle as the company’s vice president of Europe and chief enterprise architect.

SaaS firm e-conomic appoints former Microsoft, IBM exec to CEO

Mogens Elsberg will become chief executive officer of e-conomic June 1st

E-conomic, a provider of accountancy software as a service solutions announced this week it plans to appoint former IBM and Microsoft executive Mogens Elsberg as its new chief executive officer.

SAP continues organisational shakeup amidst shift to cloud

SAP said that while it can't avoid restructuring the company in some areas, it doesn't have any plans for mass layoffs

SAP said Wednesday that the company’s organisational shakeup will extend through the year as it moves to reorganise and refocus its efforts on cloud-based products and services amid rumours that the German software giant plans to lay off thousands of employees globally.