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Acer splits business to enhance productivity

Acer splits business to enhance productivity

Taiwanese technology company, Acer has announced an internal readjustment of its operation to drive up growth and productivity.

Acer says its operation will be divided into the new and core business to optimize each business model, enhance operational resource allocations, propel organic growth and accelerate overall company transformation.

Acer says the Core Business umbrella will incorporate the IT Products Business that encompasses notebooks, desktops and tablet PCs, and its R&D; the digital display and server products businesses; and corporate business planning operations.

The New Business umbrella will consist of Acer’s Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) cloud services, smartphones and wearable devices; the value lab, and e-business.

The company also  appointed leaders who will lead each department under the core and new business entities.

At core business, Jerry Kao will lead the IT products Business for notebooks, desktops and tablet PCs, and its R&D. Victor Chien who is promoted as president will be in charge of Digital Display Business including monitors and projectors.

Acer Chromebook
Acer Chromebook

Evis Lin will lead the Server Products Business while Corporate Business Planning and Operations will be headed by Tiffany Huang.

At New Business, which is for the integration of cloud services and platforms, and the development of smartphones and wearable devices with value-added IoT applications, Ben Wan will lead the eBusiness Business.

The BYOC and Smart Products Business will be co-headed by Maveric Shih and ST Liew and Dr. RC Chang leads Value Lab for the vertical and horizontal integration of technology for new business performance.

Acer says it will at the same time establish a wholly-owned investment holding company to manage the operation and investment of new businesses, and provide transparency of the new business performance.

Acer Liquid Z500
Acer Liquid Z500

The company also announced appointment of Andrew Hou, current general manager of the Stationary Computing Business Unit, to lead the Pan Asia Pacific operations. In his new capacity as president of Acer’s Pan Asia Pacific region, Mr. Hou will oversee the operations of Asia Pacific countries, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

According to Acer, the new structure will address the diverse development needs of IT hardware products versus cloud services, smart devices and e-businesses, allowing for each group the independence to focus within its ecosystem.

Donatus Anichukwueze Technology Writer at Technology Times Media e-mail: donatus.anichukwueze@technologytimes.ng

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