Last year I was given the option to make the switch from IBM to Lenovo. I was still rather new to IBM, but the decision was not an easy one. Although there was a raise and a “promotion” to make my life easier I must say I was a tad uncertain.

IBM is IBM, big blue giant, a huge company with a gazillion different areas working on a googol ideas. Then there was Lenovo. “Just” PCD.

At that time what really made me go the Lenovo way was the challenge. A whole new team had to be set up for a massive template migration in under a month. Who can say no to that?

Lenovo Web Production LA team delivered on-time and on-target. It was an exhilarating moment. Everybody helped. Our internal clients from all over Latin America were very patient with us and eased up the work while we had to transition. QAs and Devs worked way too much overtime to meet the deadlines and what was expected in terms of our quality standards. Finally we had a great leadership in the hands of Diego Marcucci, who was handed a live and burning coal.

We have worked for the past 8 months on LA’s Web, and our work has only started. The good thing about making a switch as I did is that you get the sensation of being in a brand new company but one that is worth billions already. A lot to do, and quick. There’s a lot of money to be made out there. Latin America is emerging form some very harsh times, companies are settling, and for the first time in over a decade people have some serious spending money in their pockets. And they all need computers. Why not give them some really nice Lenovo ones?

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