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Halcyon Software Builds Marketing Team With New Senior Appointment

by david.nunes


PETERBOROUGH, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UK, 1st JULY 2014 – Halcyon Software, a global leader in multi-platform systems management software, has announced the appointment of Ash Giddings as Product Marketing Manager.  In this new role, he will be responsible for managing the product marketing process from concept to release.  He will also work with the global sales team to provide IBM customers and partners with supporting information, technical knowledge and education material on Halcyon’s monitoring, automation, reporting and security solutions running on IBM i, Windows, AIX and Linux platforms.

Ash Giddings has spent over 27 years in the IT industry and is Prince2 and ITIL accredited.  He joined Halcyon Software in 2005 as Technical Support Manager after working for Getronics, a leading provider of managed services that operates in more than 13 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.  Prior to this, Ash worked for RCI Europe where he headed up the midrange team, supporting IBM i and Unix installations.  Earlier in his career, he also worked for Bass Brewers running a team supporting the largest AS/400 data centre in terms of processing power in Europe at the time.

According to Carole Chandler, Sales and Marketing Director of Halcyon Software:  “Ash Giddings brings a wealth of experience to the Product Marketing Manager role and we are delighted to welcome him to the marketing team. He understands the needs of IBM customers in different market sectors and has demonstrated over the last 9 years that he has the technical expertise to solve specific IT and business challenges using Halcyon’s solutions.  Ash will play a key role in shaping our future marketing strategy and enable us to expand our market share around the world.”

For further information, visit Ash Giddings’ Linkedin profile.

About Halcyon Software
Halcyon Software is a global leader in multi-platform systems management software solutions that reduce the complexity and cost of monitoring critical business systems, core applications and processes.  They help organizations to prevent business disruption, increase the efficiency of IT services and save costs.  On average, Halcyon’s solutions increase IT efficiency by 30 – 40 percent, delivering significant savings and a rapid return on investment – often in less than six months.  This is achieved in three ways:

Monitoring: Halcyon’s monitoring software keeps a vigilant watch on the most critical IT systems and core applications on which business depends. IT administrators receive early warnings of any potential problems or ‘bottlenecks’ before they effect the organisation.  

Automating: Halcyon enables IT teams to set up ‘self–corrective actions’ to issues or problems to ensure that they never impact the business again. IT teams can also automate regular tasks, checks or jobs which would normally be undertaken manually. This frees up valuable resources, saves costs and helps to eliminate human error.

Reporting: Halcyon’s cloud-based reporting solution proves to management that the IT team is achieving the service levels demanded by the business or flags any issues so they can be quickly resolved.

Halcyon Software’s products support enterprise class systems, including IBM i and AIX, as well as Windows and Linux platforms. With regional offices in the UK, United States and Australia, Halcyon Software also has a network of partners and distributors supporting territories world-wide.  For further information, please visit www.halcyonsoftware.com

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