IBM New Zealand has appointed Donald Lengthy as a senior cloud advisory marketing consultant and apply lead of its newly established Cloud Advisory Apply, which offers entry to world assets and recommendation to shoppers present process digital transformation.
A current IBM examine of worldwide executives discovered that just about six in ten responding organisations have accelerated their digital transformations because of the COVID-19 pandemic which has disrupted crucial workflows and processes.
Research individuals reported that applied sciences like AI, automation and cybersecurity that might assist make workflows extra clever, responsive and safe are rising in precedence.
Lengthy brings to IBM greater than 30 years of IT expertise in New Zealand and South Africa, in cloud consulting and structure, and consumer service roles.
“Donald’s appointment to the New Zealand Cloud Advisory Practice will help clients adopt an open, hybrid multi-cloud environment that lays the foundation to increase automation or create new products using AI and data,” says IBM New Zealand world enterprise companies managing associate Steve O’Donnell.
IBM’s Cloud Advisory Apply makes design methodologies and world expertise out there in order that New Zealand shoppers and enterprise companions can consider their operational and cultural readiness for transformation.
These assets embody an AI-powered cloud advisory instrument to assist shoppers outline their multi-cloud technique, figuring out alternatives to optimise infrastructure prices and which functions to maneuver to which cloud platform, primarily based on workload.
Previous to becoming a member of IBM, Lengthy labored on contract to Carter Holt Harvey as IT operations supervisor, Australia and New Zealand for 2 years, the primary of which whereas on secondment from Datacom.
Lengthy labored at Datacom for nearly eight years the place his consulting roles included Principal Advisory Architect and Senior Resolution Advisor.
He additionally beforehand labored at Spark Digital, Axon Pc Techniques and Citrix Techniques, cementing his sturdy business relationships all through the New Zealand IT and enterprise associate group.
“As this function is the primary New Zealand rent into IBM NZ’s newly established Cloud Advisory Apply, which offers world assets and recommendation to tell and help shoppers’ digital transformation methods, the function consists of the accountability of Native Apply Lead for this world apply, liable for driving the strategic plans of enlargement and progress of the native IBM NZ Cloud Advisory Apply going ahead,” explains the job description on Lengthy’s LinkedIn web page.
“This newly established native functionality is an extension of the worldwide IBM Cloud Advisory Apply inside IBM Providers. The IBM Providers Cloud Advisory Apply brings to bear world expertise, design methodologies and toolsets in helping New Zealand shoppers and enterprise companions in evaluating their operational and cultural readiness for transformation, serving to buyer organisations to outline their hybrid multi-cloud methods, figuring out alternatives to optimise infrastructure prices, and offering “Cloud Supplier Agnostic” strategic recommendation on which cloud platforms and suppliers are finest suited to host and ship the customer-specific workloads and functions, utilizing one of the best open know-how and platforms that scale.”