If Technology is an Enabler, Shouldn’t it be Easy to Embrace?

Medical visionaries and public health experts around the world are documenting the growing use of digital technologies and their ability to empower the patient, enable the doctor, and keep the well from getting sick.

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More and more of these leaders understand technology is a tool that has the potential to improve our lives. And, I’m sure they would agree that in the throes of our transformation to a digital world we should also consider how easy it is for everyone to embrace the technology.

At Dell EMC Services, we take the rapid adoption and optimization of these digital technologies very seriously – in fact, this is the very essence of our mission. Allow me to share a few examples of our newest services offerings and capabilities…

Monetizing Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT could ultimately drive a multi-trillion dollar impact on the global economy, according to Internet of Things Institute, but how will we take advantage of all that data? Your company doesn’t need a big data strategy; they need a business strategy that includes big data, analytics and the enabler: IoT. In addition to being one of the few tier-one IoT appliance providers in the market, Dell EMC is making IoT adoption easier with a new service and coming workshop.

The IoT Technology Advisory service helps organizations identify the IoT capabilities required to leverage big data from sensors, beacons, mobile phones, wearables, and other connected devices. The IoT Monetization Workshop will deliver data, analytics, and technology roadmaps that enable organizations to start their IoT journey sooner than later.

Expediting Azure and Hybrid Cloud

With some industry pundits estimating the Infrastructure/Platform as a service (IaaS/PaaS) market will grow by nearly 20 percent CAGR in the next few years, ease of adoption is paramount.

Our new Microsoft Azure services will help customers implement and integrate Azure Stack into their existing environments and optimize hybrid operations. For example, we can help Azure adopters build new delivery capabilities such as DaaS using Microsoft SQL Server, new application APIs, and new IaaS services, and integrate these into service catalogs.

Plus, leveraging our expertise with hybrid cloud platforms, we’ve engineered an optimal rack integration that ensures a consistent build. Once the rack is in place, our engineers configure and integrate the hybrid cloud environment for a fully operational platform that’s ready to deliver services. All of this with the end goal of accelerating time to value.

Decreasing Data Migration Angst

Data migration is often the scariest and most challenging step in implementing new technology.

To change that, we’re continuing to make improvements in our Intelligent Data Mobility (IDM) strategy and methodology—from physical and virtual mapping to requirements gathering and planning, from storage scripts to audit and clean up—we are providing a predictable, streamlined approach to data migration across many of our data center products.

Combining Best-in-Class Service Experiences

Another example of easing the embrace of new technology is in infrastructure adoption and productivity through personalized control and prevention—using sensors, IoT, analytics, and self-service to remove blinds spots in deployment processes and take the “break” out of break-fix.

With insights and input from our customers and partners, we’ll soon be bringing the best of both worlds—EMC and Dell’s expert support and deployment—into a consistent, complete experience across our entire joint product line under the ProSupport and ProDeploy banners.

The combined power of the high-touch, personalized approach EMC is known for, and the efficiency and scale that enables Dell to deliver best-in-class services to broad global markets, gives us tremendous leverage in our ability to drive digital advantage for each customer.

As we continue to integrate our portfolios, we’ll ensure customers and partners can utilize our services and the technology they count on in the ways they’ve become accustomed to while we innovate, extend and expand.

Plus, we are finding innovative ways to simplify maintenance pricing; for example, we just announced our new Clear Price Maintenance framework for consistent and predictable storage appliance maintenance costs.

Pinpointing Transformation Sweet Spots for Telecom Services Providers

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is gaining momentum throughout the telecom, carrier and network services community because it can significantly improve service-delivery costs, and accelerate deployment and time-to-value. As more service providers look to transform their networks many are having difficulty establishing the right entry point.

From where-to-start to proofs-of-concept, from financial justifications to OPEX savings, our network virtualization services are designed to help companies assess their current infrastructure and begin their NFV journey with minimal investment and network disruption.

Transforming the Concept of PC Ownership

A big part of simplifying the embrace of digistructure is helping our customers get immediate access to the best technologies and services on the market. Thus, the introduction of our new PCs as a Service (PCaaS).

Dell’s PCaaS will combine hardware, software, and services—including deployment, support, managed services, asset recovery— and financing into one all-encompassing service – providing a single, predictable price per seat per month.

PCaaS will help reduce the burden and cost of IT management over the complete lifetime of the PC, enabling IT to focus on more strategic priorities and getting your doers into new technology faster.

Digital Technologies Will Continue to Grow

The health world represents just one facet of digital technology and its potential; the belief in leveraging exponentially-growing technology is true for many disciplines. That’s exactly the universal power for good that the digital transformation promises.

For that reason, at Dell EMC Services, we take your rapid adoption and optimization of digital technologies very seriously. As we like to say, we make digital transformation a reality. Drop me a comment below or contact your Dell EMC sales representative for more information.

About the Author: Barbara Robidoux

Barbara Robidoux is Senior Vice President, Dell EMC Services & IT Marketing. In this role Barbara is responsible for driving marketing innovation in support of strategic priorities such as lifecycle management of Dell EMC’s services portfolio, strengthening the partner ecosystem, and ensuring go-to-market alignment between all aspects of Dell EMC Services with product divisions and sales. Barbara has held other marketing leadership positions at Dell EMC, most recently running EMC’s Worldwide Executive Briefing Center program and Global Customer Reference team. Prior to that, she ran Product Marketing for five years. Before joining EMC (now Dell EMC), Barbara held product marketing positions at Cambex Corporation and Data General. She holds an undergraduate degree and MBA from Babson College, and attended the University of London in London, England.