Organisations need to step up their IT Transformation Journey: Dell EMC
By Chong Jinn Xiung August 25, 2017
- Survey shows that many organisations are in the middle of their IT transformation journey
- Dell EMC debuts their PowerEdge 14th generation servers to provide performance gains
WITH the Fourth Industrial Revolution changing the way we live and work, organisations are facing digital disruption on multiple fronts. As that reality comes hurtling towards us just how ready are companies for digital transformation?
In a recent ESG 2017 IT Transformation Maturity Curve study commissioned by Dell EMC, 1,000 senior IT leaders around the world were asked where they put their budget for IT transformation.
Surprisingly only 5% of respondents said that they have truly undergone an IT transformation. A vast majority of the respondents are in the process of transforming their IT systems with 41% categorised as emerging and 42% as evolving, these figures show progress but there is significant room for improvement.
The remaining 12% of respondents are still sticking to their legacy IT systems due to the nature of their business and because they wish to continue with something that they are familiar with.
Dell EMC country manager for Malaysia KT Ong agreed with the findings that many organisations are still in the transformation stage.
Organisations that are furthest along in their IT transformation initiatives are seven times more likely to view IT as a competitive differentiator, the study found. To achieve this, the priority for many IT transformation initiatives is a modern infrastructure that can securely deliver improved efficiencies while driving innovation that enables new business models.
“The industry is transforming and we want to help those transforming achieve their business objectives,” said Ong.
“It is our goal to educate those still sticking to legacy systems that if they don’t start the journey of transforming their IT systems, their competitors will most certainly disrupt them.
Power on the edge
Ong was speaking during the Dell EMC Forum 2017 in Petaling Jaya where the company announced the worldwide availability of its 14th generation Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio.
With its scalable business architecture, intelligent automation and integrated security, Dell EMC said its new PowerEdge servers would be the bedrock of the modern data centre, enabling customers to push innovation further and faster to achieve their It transformation goals.
Dell EMC Malaysia director for global compute and networking William Tan added that a scalable business architecture is paramount to meet the changing needs of businesses as they grow. The new Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio is said to be highly optimised for non-volatile memory express (NVMe) to help customers accelerate deployment of software-defined data storage and hyper-converged infrastructure stacks.
Secondly, automation within Dell’s PowerEdge servers enables IT professionals, to focus on mission-critical tasks while leaving tools to automate deployment, updates, monitoring and maintenance.
“Sometimes the degree of automation is so efficient that our customers are surprised to see our engineers on site to change a part that is reported faulty by the system itself,” said Tan.
Security is of paramount concern and Dell EMC assures that its integrated security solution with its PowerEdge servers are protected the moment they are deployed and do not require extra licensing fees.
Dell EMC said its latest portfolio of PowerEdge servers is now available worldwide.