Dell services chief to leave company

Peter Altabef, president of Dell Services, was replaced Tuesday by the head of Dell's large enterprise business

Dell said Thursday it has replaced the head of its $US8 billion services business, which it built up in late 2009 through its acquisition of Perot Systems.

Peter Altabef, the former CEO of Perot who was made president of Dell Services after the acquisition, stepped down from that position on Tuesday, Dell said.

He was replaced by Steve Schuckenbrock, head of Dell's Large Enterprise business and the executive who ran Dell Services before Altabef took over.

Dell didn't say in its press release why Altabef was leaving and a spokeswoman declined to elaborate. "The integration of Perot is complete and it's been successful and that's what he was charged with," she said.

The services division is seen as vital to Dell. The company is trying to reduce its dependence on PC sales and earn more money from selling software and hardware in corporate data centers, where services play an important role.

Its Perot acquisition was designed to help it stay competitive with Hewlett-Packard, which bought the much bigger services firm EDS a few years earlier.

Schuckenbrock is an obvious choice to run Dell Services. Before joining the company in 2007 he was a co-chief operating officer at EDS.

Dell's Large Enterprise division will now be combined with Dell's public business, and the head of the public group, Paul Bell, is now responsible for large enterprises as well.

Altabef will stay with Dell until March 31 to help see in the new leadership, Dell said.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags servicesDelloutsourcingApplication servicesComputing servicesHewlett-Packard

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

James Niccolai

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?