SAN RAMON, Calif., May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kovarus, Inc., a leading solution provider specializing in creating business aligned IT solutions, today announced the appointment of Josh Howell as Vice President of Consulting Services for the Pacific Northwest Region. Howell brings more than 15 years of consulting experience, as well as deep IT operations and infrastructure expertise across several industries. He will be responsible for leading the Kovarus consulting organization in the Pacific Northwest Region.
Howell is currently the Adjunct Professor for Digital Business in Pacific Lutheran University's Master's program. Prior to joining Kovarus, he served as Field CTO and Digital Business Lead for EMC. Previously, Howell managed IT Infrastructure and Operations for a family of shipping and logistics companies in the Northwest. In addition, he also holds an MBA in Innovation Management.
"Josh's proven track record in IT operations and infrastructure, as well as his expertise in technology innovation, are a strong fit for our organization," said Erik Melander, executive vice president of solutions at Kovarus. "This background gives Josh a unique perspective on the direction businesses will be moving, what that will mean for IT, and the connections between big data, cloud, devops, and IT transformation."
"I'm fascinated with the impact that IoT, big data, digital marketing, and mobile/social will have on how we work, and the sorts of services companies build," said Howell. "I really believe we'll look back on the impacts of the internet to date as a warm-up act for how we're going to use technology in the future. This wave of change is going to require entirely new things from IT, while relegating much of what we've focused on before to just entry-level table stakes. I'm excited to join an organization that's helping web-scale companies and startups drive complexity out of the hardware stack, and re-focus that energy on automation, orchestration, and enabling speed to market for the developers driving these new initiatives."
Kovarus focuses on increasing IT efficiency for their clients by architecting and integrating business-aligned IT solutions. The company's holistic approach to helping customers deliver IT as a Service (ITaaS) focuses on the people, process, and technologies for enabling IT management and service delivery. This includes deep expertise in data center technologies, including: virtualization, server, storage, networking and cloud computing. Kovarus enables its customers to dramatically simplify their IT operating model and cost-effectively deliver the resources their organizations need to succeed in today's highly competitive environment.
Kovarus has been chosen as a premier partner by leading technology companies including VMware, EMC, and Cisco, and has successfully helped a wide range of private and public sector customers drive business innovation and success. For more information on Kovarus, please visit www.kovarus.com.
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