Thursday, January 09, 2003

WSJ.com - IBM Will Shift Lotus Chief To Computer-Server Group "...In 2000, Mr. Zollar succeeded Jeffrey Papows, a Lotus veteran who was the subject of an article in The Wall Street Journal about exaggerating his military and educational credentials. Mr. Zollar quickly integrated some aspects of Lotus's back-office operations, eliminating its separate human resources and legal departments. Last year, he jettisoned Lotus's separate sales staff.
Analysts say Lotus has long been a trouble spot for IBM, the world's largest computer company. People familiar with the situation said Lotus had losses in some quarters last year, but IBM doesn't break out results.
Mr. Zollar will succeed Buell Duncan as general manager of IBM's iSeries server group. The iSeries, formerly called the AS400, is a line of proprietary computers used by many small businesses. Mr. Duncan will take a job in the software group working with software partners.
At Lotus, Mr. Zollar will be succeeded by Ambuj Goyal, 46, a computer engineer who has been general manager for solutions and strategy in the software group."
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