Dell Technologies Forum Looks At Digital Transformation In Kenya

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As businesses get into the fourth industrial revolution, data is becoming an increasingly valuable currency for businesses. This is why Dell is investing in data management systems through its multi-cloud services as it seeks to tap into providing secure, reliable and convenient ecosystem for businesses.

Dell Technologies is now banking on Multi Cloud Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things to provide enterprises with enhanced solutions as Kenya gets into the digital transformation era.

Dell Technologies has combined its innovation of Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and VMware, all in one family of businesses, each acting independently, but working closely—and better together.

“These technologies share a common thread: each of them is fueled by data. And as we continue to embrace the growing digital economy, the true value of data as currency will become increasingly clear.This is a unique structure that allows us to innovate like a startup, but with the scale of a global powerhouse.” said Habib Mahakian, Vice President of Dell Technologies – Emerging Africa.

Speaking during the Dell Technologies Forum in Nairobi, Habib noted that the era of human-machine partnership is here to stay and that business using robots are now experiencing increased efficiency and effective delivery.

Internet of Things

There is a lot of hype around IoT and in Dell Technologies view, despite its name, it’s not a thing, IoT is as a concept, and that concept can be very simply expressed as: gathering and processing data from connected things to create value.

IoT is going to be big, and according to a new update to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide, worldwide spending on the IoT is forecast to reach $745 billion in 2019, an increase of 15.4% over the $646 billion spent in 2018. IDC expects worldwide IoT spending will maintain a double-digit annual growth rate throughout the 2017-2022 forecast period and surpass the $1 trillion mark in 2022.

“When it comes to Internet of Things, we believe that organizations have to do more than simply connect things. They have to be able to transform the data into business values as it flows from the edge to the distributed core and into the cloud. Our distributed core solutions can ingest and store massive amounts of data, analyze the data in near real-time and deliver actionable insights while it matters.” Said Nazih Moufarrej, General Manager & Regional Director – South East Africa, Dell Technologies.

Dell is looking to invest in Artificial Intelligence solutions coupled with ML Algorithms. It is estimated that by 2025, 60% of AI will run on optimized silicon. Dell Technologies is therefore working with numerous semiconductor startups developing new processor models to accelerate machine learning use cases. These innovations will all reside within enterprise-class servers.

At this one-day event, that took place on April 9th at Villa Rosa Kempinski. Dell focused on Application, IT, Workforce and Security Transformation, in line with Digital Transformation.

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Melissa Daniels
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