The announcement that Catherine Solazzo is joining Tech Data as Senior VP for Marketing in the US is further evidence of the strengthening ties between IBM and Tech Data. Catherine’s previous role was VP Worldwide Partner Ecosystem Performance Marketing in IBM.
It is great to have grass roots football back again. For many still at school it is what they look forward to each weekend. Playing with their friends, hopefully scoring a goal and winning the match. And just like the professionals, they want to go through to the next round of the cup or climb the league and get promoted. The emotional roller coaster of a 7-4 win this weekend was evident throughout my son’s team, during a game that was played in all four of our British seasons over 90 minutes. As linesman, I was pleased to still have a luke-warm coffee in a flask, left over from the morning’s golf.
In a post-Covid world, McKinsey (Nov 2020) suggests three to four times as many workers will continue working from home than pre-pandemic. Far from being a planned process, this mass migration was rapid and reactionary. Looking forward, IT teams will need to re-approach their cloud network management, ensuring it’s fit for purpose as we settle into a new normal.
As the quarter ended, along with the financial year for many businesses, it was easy to miss the large number of people leaving IBM and starting new roles across the IT industry. There are also many others who have seen an opportunity to retire early or change industry, after long careers with the company.