Arbitech and its employees spent the month of July collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. These pop tabs make their way to Advantage Metals, who buys the tabs at market rate and the income from pop tabs is used to supplement the charity. Last year, the Ronald McDonald house raised $20,000 through this arrangement. We are excited to be part of these efforts and contribute to this worthy charity with our funds and deeds.
Arbitech, LLC (Arbitech), in partnership with major manufacturers, has launched a program to build custom appliances for physical security and other specialized applications.
Arbitech has access to high-quality and well-priced servers and workstations that become the platform on which the appliances are built. Arbitech’s engineers customize each appliance to meet the needs of the particular application, be it video monitoring software (VMS) for security, healthcare practice management software for medical professionals, or some other vertical that requires specialized solutions.
Arbitech has chosen Ronald McDonald House Charities as its charity for the month of July. Beyond a financial contribution, our employees are also collecting pop tabs to donate as well.. Stay tuned for our results!!
About Ronald McDonald House:
Ronald McDonald House(RMHC) is about keeping families together and near the medical care they need through a network of local Chapters. Our network of local Chapters has been helping millions of families with sick children find comfort and support when they need it most. Our programs, tailored to meet the urgent needs of each community, can now be found in more than 64 countries and regions across the globe.
Since 1974, RMHC has created programs that strengthen families during difficult times. RMHC provides vital resources and compassionate care to children and their families being served by leading hospitals worldwide. Core RMHC programs — Ronald McDonald Houses, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles — provide access to health care and enable family-centered care. RMHC has helped lessen the burden for more than 5.5 million families in 2016.
Arbitech considers its employees its most valuable asset. One day a year we plan several events to say thank you for all their efforts.
As part of Arbitech’s corporate responsibility to support the local community and those in need of assistance, we have begun a campaign of donating to worthy charities on a monthly basis. We will be sharing these sponsorships with you in hopes that you will join us in donating and spreading awareness of the particular causes.
Never Ever Give Up
Help every kid fighting cancer to Never Ever Give Up!
We fulfill our mission by CONNECTING with families, bringing AWARENESS to their stories, offering them a network of helpful RESOURCES and sending the entire family continual doses of ENCOURAGEMENT throughout their journey.
NEGU was Jessie’s motto and message that she shared with as many people as possible during her courageous fight. NEGU stands for Never Ever Give Up and has become an international symbol of hope to both young and old. We NEGU…Do you?
This event is an annual golf tournament at Alta Vista Country Club in Placentia, CA to raise funds to benefit the Villa Park High School Baseball program and its players. Arbitech employees proudly participated in this charitable event and had a blast doing it!
The VPHS Baseball Boosters are the official booster club for the Villa Park High School Spartans Baseball Program in Villa Park, CA. We are a non-profit volunteer organization composed of parents, coaches and others in the community who are interested in supporting the VPHS Baseball program. Through dedication and teamwork, we support the enhancement of successful student athletes by promoting academic and athletic excellence, good sportsmanship and character building relationships. Our commitment provides further support by raising funds to benefit and promote the VPHS Baseball teams.
Arbitech recently donated towards the Thomas Fire Fund, in conjunction with the United Way, to assist the local communities recently affected by the devastating wild fires. If you would like more information or to donate to this cause click the link http://www.unitedwayla.org/ventura_county_thomas_fire
January 20, 2015 -by Tom Spring – CRN
IBM is for the first time ever bringing its hardware and software partners under one roof into a Global Business Partner Group in a move designed to push the $100 billion IT goliath into an age of cloud, big data and analytics.
“IBM is putting in place a more integrated approach to IT solutions, breaking down silos,” said an IBM partner who asked not to be identified.
The internal shakeup is wide-ranging, impacting IBM’s channel strategy and includes a reorg of business units and an internal executive changing of the guard. While IBM declined to comment on the shakeup, channel partners confirmed the moves and said that channel leadership remains intact with Marc Dupaquier, general manager of Global Business Partners at IBM, overseeing IBM’s channel business.
Late Tuesday, IBM will announce its fourth-quarter earnings where it’s expected to report its 11th straight quarter without a revenue increase, according to Wall Street analysts.
Channel partners confirmed reports that IBM has put in place a new internal structure within the company that is focused on a holistic approach to solving business problems centered on analytics, cloud, mobile and security. The move is meant to move away from IBM’s existing business unit approach that favored stand-alone hardware, software and services silos.
Partners said the new groups include Research, Sales and Delivery, Systems, Global Technology Services, Cloud, Watson, Security, Commerce and Analytics. Notable to the channel community is that IBM’s hardware and software channel teams will be rolled into a Global Business Partner Group.
By unifying groups, IBM helps customers piece together solutions that span IBM’s vast product portfolio. “This means centralized management of business units and a more unified strategic direction for IBM instead of having separate IBM horses running their own races,” said the partner.
“It’s a welcome change,” said another IBM partner that asked not to be identified. He said IBM was too often competing with itself on sales.
“We’d bring security deals to IBM and one [IBM] group would want to sell it as a service and another would want to sell it as a traditional software sale,” said the IBM partner that specialized in reselling IBM security solutions.
“Each IBM group was in a silo. They didn’t care if they walked into another deal. They didn’t care about confusing a customer. They wanted to make money,” said the partner. “We lost deals. Customers would have to wait for quotes and they would be confused. Ultimately, that pushed customers to the competition.”
Other tweaks to IBM’s channel include a greater emphasis on IBM’s regional sales reps. Partners told CRN that change will impact national solution providers that do business in multiple geographic areas. In the past, when a Chicago-based solution provider needed IBM channel support in Boston, for example, they would work locally with their Chicago IBM reps. Now partners will be encouraged to work more closely with geographic-specific channel reps instead.
IBM will be focusing more on where products and services are geographically landing and not from where they are launching, partners said.
“There will always be a geographic advantage when a rep has boots on the ground where you want to do business,” said a national IBM channel partner who will be impacted by the changes.
The partner told CRN that the number of channel partners that are receiving dedicated channel managers has been reduced. That means less support for remaining partners when it comes to in-house account management, according to partners. On the flip side, it means more support for those IBM partners selling higher-value solutions.
“IBM is putting more focus on less partners,” said the national partner that will be transitioned to receive less in-house support from IBM account managers. “They are relying a lot more on distributors. It’s unclear what the impact this will have on my business,” he said.
IBM has expanded further existing relationships with a number of distributors including Arrow, Ingram Micro, Tech Data and Avnet. For example, both Tech Data and Avnet began offering IBM’s VersaStack solution in December. Distributors have also begun selling IBM’s SoftLayer cloud services.
The change in coverage model, partners speculate, has to do with massive internal changes it has undergone over the past 12 months.
Last year, IBM divested its x86 server business and its chip manufacturing business. The reorganization dovetails major IBM investments in mobile solutions and analytics via its Watson group. Early last year, IBM announced a “workforce rebalancing” that reportedly led to a staffing reduction of 15,000 employees.
Over the past several years, Chief Executive Ginni Rometty has pushed IBM to realign the company for success in delivering big data, cloud, security and mobile solutions. The IBM restructuring comes as the company struggles to reverse over two years of revenue decline and at the same time realigns itself for changes within IT such as a move by companies to SaaS, PaaS and IaaS.
Part of the reorientation has included internal leadership changes.
Former head of IBM’s Systems and Technology Group, Tom Rosamilia, now becomes senior vice president of IBM’s Systems group. According to Rosamilia’s updated official IBM bio he has “global responsibility for all aspects of IBM’s middleware, servers and storage as well as the Company’s global Business Partners organization.”
Bob LeBlanc, who has been shepherding IBM’s cloud business and delivered a keynote at CRN’s Best of Breed conference in December, is now senior vice president for IBM’s cloud group, according to his IBM bio.
IBM’s Arvind Krishna becomes senior vice president and director of IBM Research. Arvind moves into his new role from his previous position as general manager of IBM Systems and Technology Group’s Development and Manufacturing organization, overseeing IBM semiconductor, server and storage systems research, according to his IBM bio.
Steven Mills becomes executive vice president of IBM Software and Systems. Prior to this position, Mills was senior vice president and group executive for IBM’s Software Group, according to his bio.
Partners sais that while they are waiting for the dust to settle on the shakeup, the moves are positive.
“How you solve business problems today is not how you solved them just a few years ago,” said a business partner that asked not to be identified. “Too often there is a wide gulf between customer expectations versus what IBM can deliver. Now, IBM can streamline messaging, expectations and the solutions to solve specific business problems.”