Shares of Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) ended Tuesday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -0.04 points or -0.13% at $30.40 with 512,217.00 shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $30.40, the shares hit an intraday low of $30.21 and an intraday high of $30.49 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $5.14 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 169.94 million shares.
Keysight Technologies Inc (KEYS) on September 1, 2016 announced that Mark Wallace will succeed Guy Séné as head of Keysight’s global sales organization on Nov. 1, 2016. Séné will remain as an advisor through the end of the company’s first fiscal quarter, Jan. 31, 2017, when he will retire.
Wallace, who is currently vice president and general manager of the Americas Field Operations for Keysight, previously held a variety of leadership positions across sales, marketing and channel management for Hewlett-Packard, Agilent and Keysight.
“I am pleased to announce that Mark Wallace will lead our worldwide sales organization,” said Ron Nersesian, Keysight’s president and chief executive officer. “Mark is a proven energetic leader with all of the qualities to be a great fit for the role. I look forward to continuing our strong customer relationships under Mark’s leadership as we move the company and next-generation technologies forward.
“I also want to acknowledge and thank Guy Séné for the significant results he has delivered for Keysight, Agilent and Hewlett-Packard over a four-decade career. He has made tremendous contributions in sales and division management in all parts of our international business. I wish him the very best moving forward,” added Nersesian.
Séné has been senior vice president, worldwide sales at Keysight since August 2014. He joined Hewlett-Packard in 1976, and also worked at Agilent Technologies from 1999 to 2014.
Shares of International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) ended Tuesday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.80 points or 0.50% at $160.35 with 2.99 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $159.88, the shares hit an intraday low of $159.11 and an intraday high of $160.86 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $153.28 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 955.84 million shares.
On Sept. 6, 2016 IBM (NYSE: IBM) has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Oil and Gas Professional Services Vendor Assessment1 for its cloud, cognitive technology and industry focused thought leadership.
This year’s report – the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Oil and Gas Professional Services 2016 Vendor Assessment – reconfirms IBM’s position as a leader based on a thorough survey of thirteen leading oil and gas professional services providers. The report measures capabilities in business and management consulting, IT consulting, systems integration (SI), IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing.
“We are investing in industry specific cognitive, IOT and cloud-based analytics to help our clients compete and succeed in light of the dynamic market forces that are shaping the industry,” said John Brantley, general manager, IBM Oil and Gas Industries. “Our continuing leadership position confirms that our unique blend of business expertise and cognitive technology helping our clients dynamically evolve to overcome unique challenges posed by low oil prices.”
The survey notes IBM has been serving the oil and gas industry for more than 50 years, with a client list that includes more than 500 oil and gas companies worldwide. It also highlights IBM’s focus on cognitive computing and predictive modeling as unique areas the company has focused on for oil and gas clients. Solutions that the survey calls out include IBM Watson and IBM Bluemix.
IDC Energy Insights said it believes IBM is executing well, its strategy looks excellent, and that the focus on Watson and cognitive will be a key differentiator for IBM in the industry.
“IBM has an excellent ecosystem of partners across the spectrum, which ranges from the real-time system providers (shop floor) to the strategy consulting domain (board room),”said Chris Niven, Research Director, IDC Energy Insights Oil & Gas. “IBM continues to strategically align people and delivery and is well positioned to deliver against the challenges of the global energy industry.”