Saturday, November 3, 2012
Geek Squad agents are hitting the ground to assist those people and organizations providing disaster relief.
Editor's Note: The following is a Best Buy press release. We join the millions of people around the world whose thoughts and prayers are with those who have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The devastation is enormous and more than any one organization can solve – so we’d like to contribute to the many generous efforts by individuals, nonprofits and companies across the country. On behalf of our 170,000 employees worldwide, Best Buy is donating $200,000 of product and Geek Squad tech support services. Geek Squad Agents will be on the ground lending their unique expertise and support to nonprofits, schools and libraries delivering disaster relief to the region. Agents will have on-site charging and email stations, as well as mobile …
Monday, July 9, 2012
The company announced Friday that it would cut more jobs as part of its turnaround efforts.
After announcing it would layoff more than 600 Geek Squad employees nationwide late last week, Best Buy confirmed 1,800 other store workers would also be cut. The announcement came Friday. According to Business Week, Best Buy spokesman Bruce Hight said the layoffs are part of the company's "ongoing turnaround plan." In March the company confirmed it would close 50 U.S. Stores after another quarter of downed profits and shortly after saw its CEO, Brian Dunn, resign admid a personal conduct investigation. Since March Best Buy has also vowed to trim corporate employees and cut $800 million in costs over the next three years. A handful of other high-level executives have also left the company, with Best Buy's founder, Dick Schulze, stepping …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The elimination of more than 600 positions nationwide is due to the restructuring of the service department.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
The troubled retailer sees another high-profile executive hit the bricks.
Two days after Best Buy's chief marketing officer, Barry Judge, announced his resignation, another high-level company executive has also left the company. According to the Star Tribune, Dave Deno, chief financial officer of Best Buy's international division and president of its Asia region, recently joined OSI Restaurant Partners as its executive vice president and CFO. Best Buy confirmed Deno's departure late Friday. Deno's departure is the fourth in a series of high-level executives leaving the company. Judge announced his leave Wednesday, while former CEO Brian Dunn resigned April 10 and Geek Squad founder, Robert Stephens, left in March. Dunn is still under investigation for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a female…
Sunday, January 8, 2012
mindSHIFT Technologies is a managed service provider for small and mid-sized businesses.
Editor's Note: The following is a Best Buy press release. Richfield-based Best Buy announced Thursday that it has completed the acquisition of mindSHIFT Technologies Inc., a managed service provider (MSP) for small and mid-sized businesses. mindSHIFT provides managed IT, cloud, data center and professional services to more than 5,400 clients and 25,000 managed desktops in markets throughout the U.S. Coupled with Best Buy's retail, Geek Squad services and Best Buy For Business operations, Best Buy anticipates that mindSHIFT will capture a greater share of the $40 billion small-to-mid-sized MSP market. mindSHIFT supports clients across all industries with a focus on the legal, healthcare, financial, non-profit, association and education …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The Geek Squad will be on hand at local Best Buy stores to help customers with their ailing computer devices.
The Geek Squad will be fixing sick computers free of charge on Wednesday at local Best Buy stores across the metro area, including in Richfield. Available to 50 clients per store, patrons will receive free service covering virus removal, troubleshooting assistance for all computer-related issues, and software and operating installation and repairs for your laptop, desktop, Mac or tablet device. Limit one computing device per person. The first 50 clients will also receive $50 discounts on Geek Squad Tech Support, and all customers throughout the day will receive 10 percent discounts on new P.C. components and hard drives. When: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 beginning at 10 a.m. Where: The Richfield Best Buy store—1000 West 78th St., Richfield, …