Ohrie joins AMD India

DQW Bureau
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Zia Askari New Delhi, Oct 27

In a major development, Alok Ohrie who worked with IBM as the

Director of Systems and Technology Group has quit the Big Blue to join global

microprocessor major AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) as its MD for India

operations. However, when contacted over the phone Ohrie neither confirmed nor

denied this movement.

Having worked with IBM, Ohrie is highly regarded within Indian

IT circles. He has worked very closely with the partner community, promoting

technology and personal computing for IBM in the Indian region.


With Ohrie joining in as the MD for AMD's India operations,

the company would now be hoping to further cement its Indian operations. This

strengthening is likely to happen in terms of better positioning of the company's

product range to its partner ecosystem and at the same time increasing its

marketshare in the region.

On the other hand, experts inside the industry feel that this

movement will surely have a big impact on AMD's competitor Intel and is likely

to place Intel in a tight spot when it comes to placing its product range for

the channel community.

"As far as CPU business is concerned, if you want to drive

technology, you cannot do it just by pushing your product through OEMs. Intel

was a leader in terms of technology, but AMD is leading the pack in technology

today. This movement will surely put pressure on Intel. Channel plays a very

important role in this segment. AMD knows this and Alok's presence in India

will make a big difference when it comes to putting the right channel in place

and even increasing the marketshare for AMD," informed a New Delhi-based

solution provider on conditions of anonymity.