The Advantages of IT Transformation: A Video Guide

“Going digital” no longer means building a basic online presence. Now, companies of all sizes are utilizing new technology to create a radically improved customer experience with focus on revenue generation and cost optimization. And the massive amount of data these companies will generate as they undergo digital transformation will shift real-time decision based computing and storage from the core to the edge.

Beyond choosing the right solutions for your business, a company’s main challenge is how to maintain business as usual throughout a digital transformation. That’s why Dell EMC has experts at the ready who’ve studied these topics and experienced IT transformation first-hand. These hand-selected videos offer guidance. They are delivered by Rich Fichera, Vice president and Principle Analyst serving Infrastructure & Operations at Forrester and Ravi Pendekanti, Senior Vice President, Dell EMC Server Solutions

Video 1: “New IT Drives Your Business Agenda”

In the past, an IT agenda was comprised of technology, systems, and processes to support an organization’s internal operations. The principles were based on operational efficiency, reliability, and standardization — all leading to the goal of cost savings. Modernized IT organizations must begin to view themselves as integral to business strategy. IT strategy is no longer separated from overall business strategy – they become one in the same.

To successfully deliver this new business transformation agenda, IT infrastructure must be equipped to handle an acceleration of demands on enterprise infrastructure, including servers, storage, and networking. The linear progression of information technology improvements will not cut it when computing capabilities are making quantum leaps. Upgrading IT may fall in the mundane and routine category for many companies, but it shouldn’t. IT constantly needs to transition from old to new with measured risk and sensible investments as described in the video, “New IT Drives Your Business Agenda.”

Video 2: “Architectures That Support Business Growth”

One major requirement for IT transformation is the inclusion of analytics in all phases of operations. Data integration necessitates major changes in data management and associated infrastructure. More real-time streaming analytics will be required in addition to traditional batch analytics. Storage needs for analytics support will become increasingly complex and software-driven, as will the data workflows to support the processing.

The intersection of servers and storage is exemplified by current acceptance of hyper-converged systems, which is really a streamlined consumption model for software-defined storage. There are three typical paths for companies looking to integrate data analytics across every aspect of business operations. The first is sticking with traditional IT, second is hybrid converged architectures and third is hyper-converged solutions.

Once you’ve chosen the right path for your analytics needs, management tools help ease this migration and automates the IT lifecycle. Dell EMC’s OpenManage Essentials extends across both modular systems and rack servers to enable one seamless management experience. vSphere gives more efficient environment and control on your applications to utilize your newly increased resources.

This video describes the Dell EMC’s offerings for transforming infrastructure technologies and using automated management tools.

Video 3: “Total Economic Impact of FX2”

Dell EMC commissioned Forrester to examine the total economic impact of investing in the FX2 that combines the density and efficiencies of blades with the simplicity and cost advantages of rack-based systems. PowerEdge FX2 launched in 2015 is a huge sales success for Dell EMC and the video explains why customers have migrated to this new architecture.

The selected videos cover a gamut of topics on industry and IT trends, IT processes and budgets, latest on software defined IT architectures, IT upgrades, automated management, and economic value of modular infrastructure. With guidance and technologies from Dell EMC, IT organizations can take up a leading roles in driving competitive advantage and business transformation.

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