Mark Hoffman, who helped found database vendor Sybase and led a now-defunct business-to-business company, CommerceOne, has signed on as chairman, president and CEO of Everdream, a hosted PC management company.
Hoffman, who was at Sybase from 1984 to 1995 and at CommerceOne from 1995 to 2004, takes over for Gary Griffiths, who left the company July 5.
Through its proprietary Control Center platform, Everdream—which has about 140,000 seats—lets customers have their PCs and mobile devices managed over the Internet. Through agents placed on managed machines, users can let Everdream manage their desktop infrastructure, or users can do it themselves by employing Everdreams technology via a hosted environment.
With the technology, users can manage patching, backup, deployment, provisioning and more. The company also offers a Web-based help desk to handle customer concerns.