An update from our 2014 Associates
The ship has a new bearing, and the engines are full steam ahead
In the last instalment Dan Nation mentioned the IT service Management Forum UK conference and discussed the service management community both in the wider market and within Computacenter.
Following Dan’s instalment around the services side of Computacenter, I would like to discuss the sales community within Computacenter and the fantastic event we hold for our sales staff. This is of course our UK Sales Kickoff.
Last Friday, all the UK sales force headed to the Celtic Manor resort in Wales. This began two intense days covering topics such as our 2015 approach (which I must add has a lot of maturity to it, and a completely different feel to last year’s) as well as training sessions on the current state of the IT market, and a review of the year gone by. Further to this, we have the opportunity to interact with our vendor and distribution partners to understand their 2015 go-to-markets with Computacenter, but also to strengthen and build new relationships. Our kick off would not be possible without the support of our partners, so I would like to thank our partners and everyone involved in making the Kickoff a reality. What a weekend it was!
“Our kick off would not be possible without the support of our partners, so I would like to thank our partners and everyone involved in making the Kickoff a reality. What a weekend it was!”
A quick mention is necessary to welcome the new round of associates to the company, who I trust you will be hearing from in upcoming blogs. This was their first UK Kickoff, and thinking back to last year I cannot stress how much this put the size and grandeur of Computacenter into perspective. As an associate you hear great things about your company from the people within it, but to hear how strategic we are to our partners at an event like this really lends credence to fact that we really are a market leader in every sense.
“Businesses aren’t driven by IT, they are driven by the IT users”
Writing this blog from our UK head office this Tuesday following such a fantastic weekend gives a chance to reflect back on the key takeaways from this event. IT is changing and companies challenges can be seen as sitting in two areas; the business enabling flashy end, and the more conventional IT that supports this (also called 2 speed IT). At Computacenter we are well positioned to assist customers manage the complexity this brings, and the kickoff really brought this to light. Fundamental changes in IT can be confusing (something an associate fully understands, trust me) but a clear focus helps make that easier; something that our company really has – the end user. Businesses aren’t driven by IT, they are driven by the IT users.
The message that really stuck is that the ship has a new bearing, and the engines are full steam ahead.
Thank you very much for reading. Please tune in two weeks time for the penultimate blog from AP14, written by Rianne O’Grady.