April 21, 2013

Press Stories About My New Company

As many of you know, I started a new job recently.

I'm the new Senior Director of  Product Marketing for Equus in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Here's a nice article about Equus that was written in the Minnesota Star Tribune last October:


Minnetonka company is going outside the white boxhttp://www.startribune.com/business/172921901.html?refer=y


This week I reached out to some of my friends in the industry journal, Computer Reseller News, and I was honored to be quoted in three different articles:


Intel Boosts Software, Services Play With Mashery Acquisition
http://www.crn.com/news/components-peripherals/240153203/intel-boosts-software-services-play-with-mashery-acquisition.htm

Todd Swank, senior director of product marketing at Equus, an Intel partner based in Minnetonka, Minn., said the acquisition is an interesting development for Intel's data center strategy. "The opportunities there are staggering for building the cloud-enabled world we are all enjoying so much," Swank said. "Intel is a major player in the data center and the cloud today, and they're positioning themselves to make sure they stay that way for many years to come."



5 Reasons For The PC Market Decline
http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/mobility/240153281/5-reasons-for-the-pc-market-decline.htm?pgno=5

Todd Swank, director of product marketing at Equus, a system builder based in Minnetonka, Minn., said today's systems are simply more solid and robust and can run longer than a 3-to-4-year lifecycle. The components are better and faster, not to mention cheaper, and therefore modern PCs can run effectively for longer stretches, delaying PC refresh cycles.


IBM Partners Cheer Potential Sale Of x86 Server Business
http://www.crn.com/news/data-center/240153241/ibm-partners-cheer-potential-sale-of-x86-server-business.htm


Todd Swank, senior director of product marketing at Equus Computer Systems, a Minneapolis-based system builder, said that an IBM-Lenovo deal would boost Lenovo's market momentum. "A lot of custom systems companies are moving to reselling Lenovo," Swank said. "A deal with IBM would give Lenovo an excellent product line they could then combine with their low-cost manufacturing advantage. If you are a Lenovo reseller, it's good news. If not, it will be more tough down the road."