Lühikokkuvõte Dell EMC Technology Forum'ist Tallinnas.

25. oktoobril 2018 toimus Tallinnas Swisshotellis Dell EMC Technology Forum 2018, mille juhtivaks teemaks oli: IT transformatsioon, miks see on oluline, mida tähendab ning millele erilist tähelepanu pöörata. Praeguse aja rahvusvahelist keskkonda ja IT-maailma sõnavara arvestades on ülevaatlik artikkel kirjutatud inglise keeles.

On October 25th, DELL Technologies Forum 2018 was held at Swiss Hotell Tallinn. DELL EMC Team, distributors, partners and end users came under  one roof to exchange market insights and global IT trends alongside with innovations. As a warm-up visitors could enjoy welcome coffee, DELL EMC hardware exhibition and networking. Event agenta offered varienty of interesting topics: Converged and Hyper Converged infrastructure, Data Protection, Storage Solutions, Virtualisation, Networking, Commercial producst and VDI Solutions.

In addition to all the traditional technology discussions, there were two new important topics:

  • for the first time in Dell EMC history the forum held a very special workshop "Women in IT", led by Sophie Ronnertz, Dell EMC NEE Regional Vice president, herself. 
  • MAX 123 introduced the new concept of "IT consulting" as a service, designed specifically for medium size organizations to help them integrate IT into business strategy. Differentiation from all the other consulting services? Priority on security and making the theoretical plans actual reality so that IT indeed supports & promotes business growth through digitalization, hybrid cloud solutions and services.

 

To recap best moments we invite to see pictures from the event. Here is a short video overview from Baltics tour as well.

 

Lets make a short flashback to what it has been all about. Answer is quite simple – IT transformation. You definitely ask a question „How IT Transformation differs from Digital Transformation?“.

Digital Transformation emphasizes evolving to thrive in a digital economy—for example, using smart devices, connected sensors, and data-driven insights to out-innovate, out-think, and out-pace competitors. Digital transformation focuses on embracing change to become the disruptor, not the disrupted.

IT Transformation focuses on modernizing the underlying technology infrastructure. The business becomes “more transformed” by growing beyond its reliance on rigid, manual, hard-to-maintain legacy technologies. IT Transformation enables speed, efficiency, scale, and cost-effectiveness by automating manual tasks and streamlining operations to free up resources and fuel digital transformation initiatives.

The idea of IT Transformation resonates with companies now even more than it did 12 months ago. It’s clear that senior executives view transformation as a strategic imperative. 

IT Transformation is the act of modernizing and automating information technology systems and software holistically to improve IT operations and refine relevant business processes. Transformation is essential for companies that want to stay one step ahead of their competitors. 
Moor Insights & Strategy - A Leading High Tech Analyst Firm even suggests that Open Networking leads digital IT transformation and has the highest strategic business impact. For undestanding more on the reasons why it is so, read this article >

Transformed organizations don’t need to spend as much time maintaining existing infrastructure. They can shift staff from classic IT operations such as infrastructure deployment, management, and monitoring to higher-value activities such as strategic planning, architecture, and application development. After all, reducing routine IT operational costs may allow organizations to fund new, business-critical digital transformation initiatives.

The day will come (it has already arrived in some industries and organizations) when IT becomes the prime mover of the business - i.e., it essentially is the business. For now, many IT departments are still transforming themselves to be better partners to the business. Effective partnering is something any strategic-minded IT leader thinks about and often is formally incentivized to achieve.

To enable greater IT Transformation maturity, you must first understand where you stand today.