3Com promotes Hughes to country manager

20-year veteran takes on new role in recently acquired company

Angela Hughes will take on the country manager role across Australia and New Zealand for 3Com.

In a statement, the company said Hughes joined in January 2009 from Dimension Data. Prior to that she was with the University of Queensland and also for 11 years at AAPT.

"The company spirit appeals to me," Hughes said in the statement. "Since joining 3Com, I have been impressed by its business model, growth plans and its successful track record as one of Asia Pacific’s leading networking companies. I’m really looking forward to being a part of 3Com’s next growth phase.”

In November it was announced HP had signed a definitive agreement to acquire 3Com for approximately $US2.7 billion. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of domestic and foreign regulatory approvals and the approval of 3Com's stockholders, and is expected to close in the first half of calendar 2010.

The combined HP/3Com company will, according to HP, transform the networking industry and underscore HP’s next-generation data centre strategy.

“The transformational combination creates an IT company that can deliver a complete solution built on industry standards and innovative technology through the convergence of servers, storage, networking, management, facilities and services,” an HP Australia spokesperson told Computerworld at the time of the announcement. “By acquiring 3Com, we are accelerating the execution of our Converged Infrastructure strategy and bringing disruptive change to the networking industry.” Sign up for Computerworld's newsletters.

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