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    Viglen prepares to sell out

    Find this out soon as we spend thousands on new viglen servers


    Viglen prepares to sell out- The Inquirer

    three things come to mind... BSF, Compete and RM

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    Thats been on the cards for some time, I'm not sure if it is a good or bad thing ?

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    Im feeling nervous

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    Im feeling nervous
    I'm not sure you have reason to Stone & Viglen have quite a large product cross over.

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    should be ok then

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterW View Post
    I'm not sure you have reason to Stone & Viglen have quite a large product cross over.
    Guess that means quite a lot of people are in for the sack soon!

    Butuz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    Guess that means quite a lot of people are in for the sack soon!

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    Why not try a bit of sensitivity. As an ex-Viglen employee I know there are a lot of people who are concerned at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEO View Post
    Find this out soon as we spend thousands on new viglen servers


    Viglen prepares to sell out- The Inquirer

    three things come to mind... BSF, Compete and RM

    If you're going to spend thousands on a server, why not buy a decent one from Dell???

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    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight View Post
    If you're going to spend thousands on a server, why not buy a decent one from Dell???
    or HP

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    hmmmm Stone buying out Viglan.....interesting.

    I was down there a few months ago and they were pulling in orders for servers and racking like it was going out of fashion with some very large prestigious clients.....interesting to see that they are closing up now....wonder if Stone will maintain the "brand" if you can call it that.

    Still.....good riddance i suppose, i have always preferred HP /IBM /DELL .... even though I have been required to facilitate some third party stuff over the years....never did like it.

    2009 is going to be fun fun fun.

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    I will be sorry to see them go as I was a staunch Viglen supporter and used a lot of thier kit over the years.

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    I doubt they will drop the Viglen brand there nothing really wrong with it.

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    Has there been any update to this rumour.....does it have any legs ?

    Don't really know much about stone other the company website claims it's the UKs second biggest OEM.

    If Sugar does get shot he'll be getting rid of his last siginificant interest in the IT sector, his wealth is concentrated mostly on commercial real estate these days.

    As for viglen and stone, sure they want to compete with RM re BSF, but there's a lot of other IT work out there in FE, higher education and public sector in general where RM perhaps don't have the same foothold. But then that's an extremely competitive area, what you need to be able to do is have the list of clients and specialties selling end-to-end solutions from the big server, storage and networking companies and to differentiate from companies selling similar solutions. Viglen do that already with storage to their bigger customers, i don't how successful that professional services part of Viglens business is but any company with a few project wins would be very attractive to a company like stone, a lot of the time it's about getting in to an org and once your in you can sell more kit and service. It's got to be more profitable than selling white boxes and seeing RM win most of the big BSF contracts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    or HP
    or IBM.

    I win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torledo View Post
    or IBM.
    or Sun

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