Last week felt like the industry had pressed the accelerator. With no skiing trips taking people away and businesses looking for a fast start, there has been plenty of activity within the market.
IBM is probably undergoing the most significant change to its business since Lou Gerstner joined as CEO back in April 1993. Mr Gerstner is often quoted as “the man who saved IBM”. Changing the organisation; focussing back on customers and growing partnerships was key to revitalising the company then. They were exciting times, although the excitement varied depending on where you were within the IBM ecosystem at the time!
I was recently asked for a summary of the IBM business unit at Tech Data. When pulling this together I realised that many of the other 7000 partners we work with each day at Tech Data probably don’t know how much we cover either.
During the past 12 months we have welcomed over 50 new Tech Data partners to the IBM Business Unit and made many more introductions through our Industry Ecosystem Program.
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