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CEO Rich Hume: 10 Boldest Statements On Synnex-Tech Data Merger
Tech Data CEO Rich Hume says the blockbuster Synnex-Tech Data merger will bring benefits for decades to come to both partners and vendors based on the combined company’s ability to invest in future technologies.
On The Post-Pandemic Opportunity
I mean this from the bottom of my heart: I am thankful every day that I work, and all of us work within the IT category. Regardless of the global situation, IT is at the forefront of the economy. The global pandemic has been no different. As all of the world has transitioned to work from home, IT has been able to help enable that transition. And now we find ourselves looking into the future, and the workplace footprint of the future is clearly going to change. There is going to be more of a hybrid IT environment with work at home and at the office. In order to make sure that businesses run efficiently, as productively as possible, IT will continue to play a part.
The second thing I would tell you is that as we all now are getting vaccinated, and hopefully closer to opening up our economies there is a pent-up demand in what I would call the project-based data center space. That will emerge as an opportunity, probably in the back half of this year. And, once again we‘ll be called upon, across the entire IT ecosystem to help businesses find a new level of technology so that they can position their enterprises to take advantage of things like digital transformation and other areas around IoT and analytics that will emerge.
I see a very bright future for the IT business, and I see a very bright future because of that for our entire business partner channel ecosystem including distributors and partners of all types—solution providers, resellers, ISVs. It is a privilege to be able to work in this industry, and I think that the future is bright for all of us in IT.