Organisations have fast-tracked digital transformation programmes and many have completed three-year plans in three months as technology has become so important in the wake of the pandemic, said Michael Dell, chairman and chief technology officer, Dell Technologies.
“…technology has never been more central than it is right now. For many, digital three-year plans got done in three months. We are having a glimpse of the future. And the organizations that are investing into that future have the advantage. The digital transformation will only accelerate from here, with the combination of massive computing power, 5G, and AI. It’s like a machine. And the fuel for that machine is data. And as everything in the physical world becomes intelligent and connected, the amount and relevance of data will continue to explode,” the Dell chairman said at the virtual Dell Technologies World.
He added that “these innovations together are the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.
The Dell founder said “data era is here, and to win, organizations need to accelerate their digital transformation”.
He said the company in the last six months delivered new solutions across many product lines from cloud and data center infrastructure, to storage and servers, and clients and services.
The company is also building a cloud console for better management of technology infrastructure.
“We are also building our Dell Technologies Cloud Console, delivering a consistent cloud operating model across your entire IT environment. In the past year, we’ve seen very strong growth in our as-a-service offerings. And now, we are committing to deliver all of our products and solutions as a service in an effort we’re calling Project Apex, so you can consume solutions anywhere you want— pay as you use, pay as you go, or subscription,” said Dell.
The Dell chairman said that work from home during lockdowns across nations have opened up many opportunities.
“The more we can virtualize travel, interaction, collaboration, communication, the greener, more sustainable, and more productive we become. This can also be a launchpad to address social disparities. A highly distributed workforce broadens the reach of opportunity. Advances in telemedicine and long-distance learning are breakthrough opportunities to broaden access to care and education. It’s not one size fits all. But overall, we’ve just jumped ahead to a more digital future, and we’re not going back,” he said.