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Jim Kavanaugh: WWT’s Biggest Bets On Cisco, Dell And Tech Trends

Mark Haranas

World Wide Technology CEO Jim Kavanaugh tells CRN about his $14 billion company’s big vendor bets and WWT’s technology investments that will drive growth in the second half of 2022.

What is one big investment for WWT in 2022 to increase sales? 

If you look at helping customers design and build out their IT infrastructure—it’s very much a hybrid environment today. So what’s being done on-premises, what’s being done in the cloud, what’s being done at the edge, and how all that works—has not made life any easier for CIOs and CTOs to evaluate and figure out what’s the best and optimal solution for them.

So we’ve also invested significantly in our services practice, which is a really a doubling and tripling down of our investments in there.

And that covers a broad spectrum of everything from management consulting at a very high level, to bringing on the Accenture- and Bain Consulting-type individuals, to big data scientists around AI and machine learning. Also [we have] our cloud practice and cloud experts, both from an advisory and technical perspective. For cyber, we have a general IT infrastructure but also a blended approach around strategic resourcing.

We believe in providing optimal solutions for customers.

We’ve got to provide them a capability of not only full-time subject matter experts, but a blended approach around onshore-offshore kind of capabilities that provides them an overall more cost-effective blended approach to delivering some of these complex projects.

 

 
Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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