Fujitsu today announced the appointment of Colin Smith as head of Enterprise Servers and Converged Systems.
Smith joins Fujitsu from Computacenter where he was HP Alliances Director. Before that, the channel man held roles at Tech Data, LG, Symantec and LG Electronics.
“Fujitsu has a great reputation and has been making a really powerful impression in the enterprise channel,” Smith said. “The drive and hunger at Fujitsu is admirable – this is a company with a real desire to succeed and being a part of that has a very strong appeal for me.”
Fujitsu has been moving an increasing number of its eggs into converged solutions, or what it calls the ‘business-centric data centre’.
Craig Parker, head of product marketing in the Fujitsu Technology Products Group, explained, “The new generation of converged platforms are expanding the total available market and bringing virtualised systems that are fast-to-deploy and affordable within the reach of many more customers. We see excellent opportunities for our partners in this market.”
“Colin is a valuable addition to our growing channel support team. He has a great deal of experience and deep understanding of the needs of both distributor and reseller partner and will play an important role in helping Fujitsu and its partners to develop enterprise server and converged infrastructure business.”