Before coming to work at Simon Holdings, I started out my marketing career in the Unlicensed Medicines industry. As much as I enjoyed it, I was very limited and I couldn't be as creative as I wanted to be due to rules and regulations, however it did give me a great opportunity to understand the different styles of Marketing.
Within my first week at Simon Holdings I was working with our Jenrick Divisions coming up with quirky campaigns and using my creative flair that had been bursting to get out for a while.
I never understood when people said they loved their job. I wondered how that could be possible? I now completely understand what it's like to love your job! No two days are the same and it's great!
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and cooking. I spend a lot of time visiting my family in Swanage where I spent my childhood years on holiday. Nothing beats a trip to the beach and a fish and chip dinner!
2018 wasn’t a particularly straightforward year, there were many factors such as Brexit - big political decisions that came with that and on top of that the media were forecasting a slowdown of UK GDP growth. All this gave the feeling of doom and gloom. Thankfully due to the great British resolve, for the most part, these factors were sidelined by businesses with the attitude of ‘We just need to get on with it, irrespective’. For us as a business it did really feel like business as usual, just with a side of caution.
Software as a service will boost 2019 enterprise software spending 8.3 percent. Overall, IT spending will grow 3.2 percent in 2019.
Global IT spending is expected to grow 3.2 percent in 2019 to $3.8 trillion as enterprise software, cloud and digital transformation projects boost growth, according to Gartner.
The projection, outlined at Gartner's Symposium/ITXpo in Orlando, accounts for a shift to everything as a service. John-David Lovelock, an analyst at Gartner, noted that enterprises are shifting to pay for use models and that's impacting for the forecast.
For instance, software as a service will boost 2019 enterprise software spending 8.3 percent. IT services will grow at a 4.7 percent clip in 2019 due to digital transformation. Data center systems spending will grow 1.6 percent in 2019 since enterprises are more inclined to go cloud than buy their own gear.
The growth in IT spending is due to a favorable business climate, but there are a bevy of wild cards including tariffs and currency fluctuations.
Other key points from Gartner: