Wyse Sales Chief Stepping Down, Layoffs Coming As Dell’s VDI Focus Shifts To VMware, Citrix
The top sales executive at #Dell ’s #Wyse cloud client computing business is leaving the company, with a wider shakeup of the unit underway that will result in an unspecified number of layoffs. Maryam Alexandrian, vice president of global sales, channels and field operations at Dell Wyse, confirmed to CRN that she is leaving the company. “I’m leaving on my own. I’m taking a break,” she said. At the same time, Dell is laying off an unspecified number of workers in its Dell Wyse business as it winds down its vWorkspace virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) software in order to focus resources on #VMware, which sells its own #Horizon VDI solution, a Dell spokesperson said. Dell is acquiring #VMware as part of its $62.3 billion #EMC buy. #Dell also has relationships with #Microsoft and #Citrix, and already has an appliance for Citrix VDI. Dell stopped development of vWorkspace in April, and has stopped selling licenses to new accounts, the spokesperson said.