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WWT CEO Jim Kavanaugh’s 10 Boldest IT Bets And Myths For 2020

World Wide Technology CEO Jim Kavanaugh tells CRN what his biggest strategic and investment bets will be this year as well as some trends that are just hype.

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Jim Kavanaugh Is ‘Bullish’ About 2020

IT visionary Jim Kavanaugh has some big plans in store for his $11.2 billion channel powerhouse World Wide Technology in 2020.

“I’m very bullish on where the market is,” said Kavanaugh, who co-founded WWT in 1990, in an interview with CRN. “I’m bullish about where we are investing to grow the business. I don’t see anything that overly concerns me at this point from a macro perspective.”

Kavanaugh plans to invest millions in net new hires to attack fast growing market segments while also doubling down on the innovation strategies from the likes of Cisco and VMware. St. Louis-based WWT, which ranks No. 8 on CRN’s 2019 Solution Provider 500 list, is one of the largest channel partners in the world, generating $11.2 billion in revenue in 2018.

Here are some of the biggest IT bets Kavanaugh will make in 2020 along with thoughts on several industry hype’s he doesn’t see coming to fruition this year.

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