MCR anoints executive
Sun Microsystems platinum reseller MCR Computer Resources has moved to shore up its senior management team in the face of sustained growth, with the appointment of Mike Wilson as executive director last week. Wilson comes to MCR after nearly five years at Sun Microsystems, where he drove a complete restructure of the Sun PartnerModel program. His career also includes executive-level management appointments at Brambles, Canon Australia, Dick Smith Electronics and Data Terminal Systems. MCR is the reigning Sun reseller of the year.
IBM forms security services division
In a similar ilk to its IBM Global Services, Big Blue has formed a worldwide division to focus on security, safety and privacy. The IBM Global Services Safety and Security Practice brings together over 3000 current IBM consultants who work in safety and security, as well as 100 researchers, said Rusine Mitchell-Sinclair, the newly appointed general manager of the practice. The new division will offer intrusion-detection, biometrics, vulnerability assessment and other security offerings, IBM said.
Xerox globalises services
Jumping on the critical services bandwagon, Xerox has launched a consulting division aimed at helping users with successful enterprise content, knowledge, and document-management system deployments. Xerox Global Services brings together multiple existing Xerox services and product-focused groups from around the world into a single structure. The organisation will use existing and forthcoming Xerox products as well as third-party technologies and tools. The Xerox Global Services organisation consists of two branches: Business Innovation services and Managed Services. Business Innovation services typically begin with a discovery process, which is designed to locate an organisation's need for knowledge management.