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Embattled IBM has called on a military veteran to help provide some “leadership skills” as the corporation continues to shape-shift from a legacy tech vendor to one fit for the new world. The board at Big Blue has elected a new member: Michelle J Howard, the first female to become a four-star admiral and the first black woman …

  1. spold Bronze badge

    Groggy management

    They could probably do with someone who is adept at dealing with things that are sinking.

    Perhaps even more employees will walk the plank.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Groggy management

      will Ginni go down with the ship, or is she about to jump overboard with a golden parachute?

  2. Korev Silver badge
    Pirate

    Pirate defeating

    They should probably put her in charge of software licensing...

  3. Pen-y-gors Silver badge

    Contacts?

    "Her [Howard's] leadership skills, international perspective and extensive experience with cybersecurity and information technology will make her a great addition to the IBM board."

    Nothing to do with her government contacts and possibility of IBM getting government contracts? No, obviously not.

  4. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge
    Coat

    Navy vet?

    My first thought was that she dealt with injured sharks (or seals, maybe?), a sort of nautical James Herriot...

    1. David 132 Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: Navy vet?

      One imagines her salary will be rather more than sick squid.

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