Novell's Revell resurfaces at reseller

Former Novell New Zealand head Peter Revell is making a comeback as services director at reseller Computerland.

Former Novell New Zealand head Peter Revell is making a comeback as services director at reseller Computerland.

Revell left Novell in January after six years at the company, saying he wanted a change; a new job within Novell would have meant moving overseas. He’s believed to have been on a short-term contract at a Carter Holt Harvey start-up company since then, which will run its course in December.

Computerland, most of whose customers are medium-sized organisations, is an order of magnitude bigger than Novell, with more than 500 staff nationwide, 300 of whom are in services.

He’s one of number of new appointees at the reseller. In the past 12 months it has hired former Fujitsu employee Lawrence Russell as sales and marketing director and former SolNet salesman John Hanna heads a new enterprise systems business unit.

Computerland head Chris Mackay says the new unit can’t claim any major successes so far but they’ve compiled a promising “opportunity list”.

Mackay says that list hasn’t been arrived at by targeting SolNet customers.

“My first priority is our existing customers,” Mackay says.

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