DEW17 – Digital Transformation Begins at Home

In last week’s Pund-IT Review, I discussed Dell EMC World 2017’s central theme, Digital Transformation, how it related to the evolution of both companies and why that makes the combined organization an astute guide for businesses pursuing transformative efforts. This time around, I’d like to aim the lens back at the company and consider how Dell’s acquisition of EMC is both enabling and powering the transformation of its traditional client PC group and the newer OEM/IoT business unit. The thoughts and conclusions I’ll share are based on meetings I had at Dell EMC World with company executives. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT...

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DEW17: Emphasizing Fundamental Storage Principles

Most large IT vendor conferences — especially those held in Las Vegas — tend to resemble a three-ring information overload circus. Attendees can easily be overwhelmed with the breadth and depth of what is being presented. At times, focusing on the tried and true basics helps to refresh and clear one’s mind. As an example, let’s turn to the storage solutions that were highlighted this week at Dell EMC World. Naturally, Dell EMC continues to evolve its storage portfolio, but it is not doing so by abandoning the core storage products and principles that have been fundamental to its success for more than two decades. Now, Dell Technologies is the rubric under which all the businesses of the company fall. Dell EMC is the data center infrastructure business and incorporates Dell’s business servers and a midrange storage product line as well as EMC’s traditional high end, midrange, and scale-out (unstructured data) storage systems. In addition, converged infrastructure solutions, including hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) offerings falls with the purview of Dell EMC. For more information, CLICK HERE NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT...

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DEW17: Helping Customers Realize Conscious Transformation

Big ideas are common currency in the IT industry but they take on even larger roles at vendors’ annual customer and partner conferences. That’s certainly the case at Dell EMC World 2017, the second such event hosted by the company since Dell completed its acquisition of EMC last September. For the 13,500 customer and partner attendees looking to see what the company has planned for the coming year, the catchword is “REAL-IZE.” The primary focus rests on how Dell EMC aims to help customers achieve and make real what it calls “digital transformation.” Don’t be surprised if this sounds familiar. The concept of digital transformation has been around for a while, as has the related notion of “democratizing” IT so that effective new technologies and solutions are easily accessible in a broad range of organizations and industries. However, Dell EMC has an interesting take on how this is likely to occur and what it will do to facilitate the process for customers and partners. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT...

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