Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Feb 2006 18:15 UTC, submitted by milatchi
SGI and IRIX "Silicon Graphics announced today that Dennis McKenna has been named chairman of the board, chief executive officer and president, effective immediately. McKenna succeeds Robert Bishop, who will remain on the board of directors and serve as vice chairman. "Dennis McKenna is a proven leader, with an established track record of driving positive results in difficult business environments. He is well balanced in strategy, business development and operational execution - a combination that we believe will bring improved results to SGI and its stakeholders," said James McDivitt, SGI's lead director." Update: El Reg has more on this.
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by walterbyrd on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 12:51 UTC in reply to "RE: MIPS"
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>>What they need is a big kick forward by focusing on the big markets, not the niches - that is where the money is.<<

Is that realistic for a company as tiny as SGI? If SGI is doing the same thing as everybody else, then who needs SGI?

If I were to consider buying from SGI, I would want to know: what different, and special, about SGI? What can SGI offer that I can't get from Sun, IBM, or HP?

As it stands now, the reason to buy SGI, is to buy an old box to run legacy apps. At least that is the only thing I can think of.

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