Frank Vitagliano: Former Juniper Channel Chief’s Next Move
Where will former Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) Channel Chief Frank Vitagliano surface next? The industry watch has started. The chatter is getting louder. A trusted industry source says "stay tuned… something will happen soon." Statements like that beg The VAR Guy to stir up a little speculation. So here we go.
Vitagliano spent seven years at Juniper but exited the company earlier this year. Previously he spent 33 years at IBM. The VAR Guy wonders if he'll return to big-company IT? Or perhaps Vitagliano will move into a hot industry niche — areas like Big Data and software-defined networking (SDN) come to mind. One source confirms an announcement could be coming soon. Another says stay tuned. A third says stand by…
The VAR Guy has heard three company names tossed around… but sharing them here would likely create a digital paper trail that ultimately reveals The VAR Guy's sources — gossip mongers who tend to be right.
So, instead of naming names The VAR Guy has posted this blog entry as a shameless attempt to get some eyeballs ahead of the official announcement from Vitagaliano. Come to think of it, this entire blog could have been written using two words: Stay tuned.
Update: The answer is Dell.