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‘We terminated IBM contract because they lacked relevance, commercial flexibility, agility and a service portfolio,’ says Coats plc CIO

From Computing.co.uk

"Coats plc, the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of sewing thread and supplies, terminated its data centre services contract with IBM because it felt that the tech giant lacked relevance, according to the CIO, Richard Cammish.

Cammish told Computing that in 2012 the British company's biggest data centre provider was IBM, but that within two years, IBM was no longer a service provider to Coats plc.

‘By the end of 2014, IBM was no longer a service provider to Coats because they lacked relevance, they lacked the service portfolio, they lacked the commercial flexibility and they lacked organisational agility,’ he said.

The journey to remove IBM as a provider took a couple of years, Cammish said, as Coats plc started an ‘infrastructure optimisation programme'.”

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