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IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing (IGF) aims to provide clients with cutting-edge IT solutions in a cost-effective and strategic manner. For more than 30 years IGF has provided financing options for hardware, software, cloud computing and much more. In addition to robust financing plans, IGF also provides cash flow and asset management. Through the work of IGF, IBM is able to transform clients’ visions into reality.

Orlando Barriero

BS Computer Science, 2015

I am an Information Technology intern with IBM Global Financing (IBF). My main role has been to develop and maintain applications built within Lotus Notes. Lotus Notes is an IBM proprietary software used for email, scheduling and application development. Lotus Notes supports the development of a variety of business applications using object oriented databases. My internship with IGF has exposed me to a completely new dynamic not attainable in the classroom. Among many things, I have gained experience in the business world, been introduced to the software development process, and even had the opportunity to work with colleagues from around the globe. I have also been able to directly apply the skills I have learned in my computer science courses at Iona. For example, I have applied the knowledge from my database course to write the SQL queries required for many of my assigned projects. Overall, my internship with IGF has been extremely rewarding and has given me valuable insight into my career path.