According to Morgan Stanley, we are entering into a new era where data is driving transformation—and this isn’t data generated in the cloud or a data centre. Billions of IoT (Internet of Things) devices are becoming connected and producing a staggering amount of data at the edge.
We’re living in an age of ever-expanding data. As the IT landscape continues to evolve, businesses are becoming increasingly data-driven, and as organisations grow and adapt to change, they will typically need to store more information.
IDC predicts that the amount of data created over the next three years will surpass the data created over the past 30 years, and this trend is set to continue at an exponential rate. Data is a strategic business asset, and most business leaders realise the importance of having an agile, intelligent and resilient high-end storage infrastructure to protect and manage their data.
HPE GreenLake is a pay-per-use consumption-based model that delivers hardware, software, and expertise on-premises or in the cloud. Businesses pay for only what they use instead of investing in the infrastructure and skills to provide it themselves. HPE GreenLake enables businesses to combine the simplicity, flexibility and pay-per-use economics of the cloud with the security and control on-premises infrastructure offers.
Digital transformation and dynamic business models are fast becoming the key to success for many businesses. Data is an invaluable asset that underpins modern digital transformation strategies—data-driven insights can help organisations solve business challenges, make better decisions, and transform day-to-day operations, enabling them to grow their revenue and gain a competitive advantage.
There will always be market and technology disruptions impacting businesses across all sectors. An organisation’s ability to rapidly shift its business model through digital transformation to adapt to change can mean the difference between success and failure.
The global COVID-19 pandemic forced people to change the way they work overnight. Remote working quickly became the norm across myriad industries as offices closed and organisations scrambled to adapt to maintain productivity.
Digital transformation has been a reality for organisations for many decades with the advent of enablers such as the internet, personal computers, commodity servers, artificial intelligence (AI), and mobile devices. The technology progression of these enablers over my 28-year career in IT has been both fascinating and awe-inspiring to observe—the possibilities for digital transformation with the ever-growing speeds, versatility and options seem almost limitless.
The COVID-19 crisis has caused massive disruption globally and affected organisations quickly and severely, forcing them to respond with remarkable speed. Necessity has indeed sparked invention as they have scrambled to adapt to the extraordinary circumstances brought on by the pandemic and the resulting economic downturn, and many companies have had to fast-track their digital transformation due to a dramatic shift towards the adoption of digital technologies to reduce face-to-face interactions—examples of this include e-commerce apps for online shopping and technologies that facilitate remote work.