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Rick Belluzzo, former President & COO of Microsoft, joins Savision

Savision is a sponsor of myITforum and they threw this my way yesterday.  This extremely interesting and may be something you want to check in on while at MMS 2013.

Press Release…

Industry expert Richard (Rick) Belluzzo, former President & COO of Microsoft joins Savision as new shareholder and member of the Advisory Board

Experienced business visionary to assume an advisory role to support the rapid global growth of Savision’s complementary Microsoft System Center solutions

Amsterdam, 4 April 2013 – Savision, a Silver Application Development partner of Microsoft and the global market leader of dashboarding and monitoring solutions for Microsoft System Center, today announced the appointment of Mr Richard Belluzzo, former President and COO of Microsoft to its board in an advisory role, effective immediately.

“I am very pleased to welcome Rick to our team”, said Diana Krieger, CEO and Managing Partner of Savision. “Rick brings in a wealth of experience in guiding high tech companies into areas of growth and has been leading world class companies into business transformation. As we continue to accelerate our growth at Savision, Rick’s experience and business insight will be instrumental and key to success”.

Mr. Belluzzo, 59, has extensive hands-on experience in building teams, developing businesses and leading organizations through periods of change and growth. He began his career at Hewlett-Packard, where he worked for 23 years and became Executive Vice President for all of HP’s computer products and services. He then went on to become CEO of SGI and in 1999, joined Microsoft where he ultimately became President and COO. In 2002, Belluzzo became the Chairman and CEO of Quantum Corporation. Today, he is active in several areas including private equity advising and board work, including serving as the chairman of JDSU and serving as a board member at Cradlepoint and Infoblox. He is a graduate of Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

“I am excited to join Savision as a shareholder and take on an advisory role to help to guide the company into its next phase of growth” said Mr. Belluzzo. I consider the solutions that Savision delivers extremely beneficial to Microsoft users and IT management. Businesses do require solutions that allow them to respond to their day-to-day IT challenges and manage their resources, costs and business effectively. I am convinced that Savision’s solutions are a vital part of every single Microsoft System Center implementation to maximize their investment and fully benefit from all the Microsoft System Center features and more. I am excited to bring in my expertise and network to extend the company’s success in a rapidly growing market”.

About Savision:
Savision helps companies across the globe using Microsoft System Center by transforming complex IT data into meaningful, well organized, actionable dashboards. Savision’s solutions accelerate resolution time of IT problems, provide improved organizational efficiency and reduce business down time, allowing customers to realize over 20% cost reduction. Savision is privately held and headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with offices in the US and Canada. for all new features & updates.

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