What happens when a global technology company with a multi-billion dollar revenue plans a start-up project?  For alumnus Bill Higgins ’96, who works in service management at IBM Software Group, it was another chance to participate in a collaborative and innovative project.

The technology industry is a constant source of innovative solutions for everyday users.  Most of the time, is it large companies that drive these new technologies; however, IBM approached Higgins to spearhead a new start-up project, which would influence the company across the board.  Higgins and his team set out to incorporate cloud management systems into IBM’s traditional “on premises” products, which allow consumers to buy a product and download it onto their own equipment.

Can the success of an isolated small team change the strategies of a large company?  Click here to read more about Higgins’ team and the process of running a start-up for a technology giant like IBM.