Earlier this week, we wrote about the four transformations – Digital Transformation, Security Transformation, Workplace Transformation and IT Transformation – and the immense opportunity these present for our partners. It’s our partners who are on the front-lines of enabling our customers to shift the status quo and embrace a digital future, and it’s up to us, Dell EMC and our partners, to embrace these changes and help our customers stay ahead of the curve.
The Dell Technologies Digital Transformation Index, released in October, shows us that forty-five percent of business leaders believe there is a possibility their business will become obsolete within the next 3-5 years. Forty-eight percent of business leaders do not know what their industry will look like in three years. So we know disruption is rife, it’s inevitable, and there’s a lot of uncertainty today.
With this in mind, Dell Technologies recently partnered with the Institute for the Future (IFTF) and more than 20 global experts to forecast what the year 2030 will be like, so that we can better prepare today. We asked IFTF to explore how emerging technologies such as IOT, Cloud Computing, VR, AR and Robotics – capabilities underpinned by the full spectrum of the Dell Technologies portfolio – will shape the future.
When reading the report released today, called, ‘The Next Era of Human Machine Partnerships,’ we couldn’t help but think about how these changes in IT will impact our partnerships. With so much change on the horizon, our partnerships will inevitably evolve too. And while the way we do business together and the common themes will progress, one thing that won’t change is the importance we place on strong partnerships.
As Jeremy Burton reflected on the report today, our world is brimming with possibility and market disruptions today – thanks to emerging technologies, underpinned by developments in software, analytics and processing power. By 2030, our customers will rely even more heavily on technology to manage their personal and professional lives. Their partnerships with machines will become deeper, richer and more immersive than ever before as a result. They’ll in essence become digital conductors, with technology working as an extension of themselves. All of this will be done in a predictive and automated way, giving them access to what they need before they even need it.
And as our customers rely more on specialized technology, we’ll rely on you, our partners, more than ever. As the next era of Human-Machine partnerships unfolds, your expertise will be invaluable. We’ll turn to you for your knowledge and specialization, and will grow our partnerships even further.
By 2030, technology will be ingrained in all we do. Every organization will need to be a technology organization. I encourage you to read the recent IFTF report and step into the future with us. Take action in the areas that most interest you; take new training courses, expand your areas of expertise, make bold decisions, and start preparing for 2030. Together we can help our customers #Realize2030 and succeed in the digital era. We want to continue partnering with the best, brightest and boldest in the industry, so let’s Go Big and Win Big together, for years to come.