Verizon Business CRO On Meeting The Needs Of SMBs And Why Partners Must ‘Push The Envelope’
    Gina Narcisi
    May 24, 2023, 10:30 AM EDT

    ‘Small-medium businesses are needing to tap into their reserves and are tightening their belts a lot more than the enterprise … they’ve got to not just keep up with the Joneses but differentiate. They’ve got to work to make sure that the customers are getting what they need and staying ahead of the macroeconomic environment. That calls out for the need the partners like Verizon, but also channel partners who are trusted to be bringing in those pieces,’ Verizon Business CRO Aparna Khurjekar tells CRN.

    Lumen Technologies Crowns New EVP Of Enterprise Operations
    Gina Narcisi
    May 11, 2023, 01:44 PM EDT

    As the telecom giant presses on with its transformation plans during what its CEO is calling its “reset year,” Lumen is adding Kye Prigg as its new EVP of enterprise operations, a business that accounts for more than three-quarters of Lumen’s overall revenue.

    Zoom’s Most Highly Compensated Executives in Fiscal 2023
    Gina Narcisi

    The video collaboration giant this year cut 15 percent of its staff and will reduce C-suite salaries and bonuses, but in fiscal year 2023, total compensation for the company’s top executives ballooned, with some payouts rising from the thousands to millions and CEO Eric Yuan’s compensation swelling to more than $75 million from $1.16 million in FY 2022.

    Comcast Business One Of The Cable Giant’s ‘Biggest Areas Of Opportunity’
    Gina Narcisi
    April 27, 2023, 10:39 AM EDT

    The cable giant says it already has more domestic business customers than any competitor and is targeting a $50 billion market opportunity within its footprint, as well as a $70 billion to $100 billion total market opportunity that the company can pursue by leveraging technology and partners outside its footprint.

    Aruba Atmosphere 2023: HPE CEO Antonio Neri’s 5 Boldest Statements
    Gina Narcisi
    April 26, 2023, 09:26 AM EDT

    “I’ve been CEO now for almost six years and we have seen a remarkable acceleration in the business and IT … we all live digital transformation every single day, both in our personal life as well as on the professional side. That transformation is driving huge trends in the IT space, both in the way customers want to consume IT, but also on the foundation architectures and how we deliver IT,” said Antonion Neri, CEO of Aruba parent company HPE.

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