Tech firm Emerson Network Power has announced the appointment of industry veteran Barry Bunyi as the director of service sales in Asia.
Under this new role, Bunyi will provide regional management to Emerson?s service business, driving initiatives that will strengthen Emerson?s ?Life Cycle Management? programs to support Emerson?s customers in the industrial, telecom, and data center infrastructure industries, and ensure that their critical infrastructure are operating at optimal levels and maximum efficiency.
?Now more than ever, our customers are looking at not just the quality of the equipment, but more and more the overall service quality ? from site selection, installation, configuration, life cycle, and after sales service ? which is crucial for the longevity of the overall infrastructure,? said Chris Mandahl, vice president for service and project management, Emerson Network Power in Asia.
?I am confident that with Barry?s tremendous experience, he will be able to drive our service business further in the region.?
As data centers and IT facilities evolve together with technology, so too do the workloads placed on them. Infrastructure failure or downtime can be disastrous for organizations and can result in unmet service-level agreements (SLAs) and customer dissatisfaction.
According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute which was commissioned by Emerson Network Power, unplanned data center outages cost $7,900 a minute, while a total data center outage (approximately 119 minutes), costs $901,500.
?As the world has become more dependent on immediate access to and rapid movement of data, the task of maintaining mission critical systems has become much more complex for organizations. Emerson Network Power?s service business is designed to make this task easier for our customers with comprehensive offerings for equipment and site-level,? shares Barry.
?In my new role, I am tasked to further strengthen Emerson?s service business by working more closely with our customers to understand their service requirements and making sure that they can rely on us to protect their IT assets, minimize operating costs, and maximize return on investment.?
Bunyi brings to the role a wealth of experience gained from close to 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the IT industry, having previously been director and country manager of Dell Philippines.
He first joined Emerson in 2010 as director of solution partner business in Asia. In 2013, he held a dual role by acting as country manager for Emerson Network Power in the Philippines.
Barry has a degree in Business Management from the Ateneo De Manila University.