By : Basel Khaled
Mohamed Amin, SVP – MERAT confirmed during the activities of the Dell Technologies Forum The Dell Technologies ‘Do Anything from Anywhere’ approach, has enabled us, and all of you, to experience how we are delivering the innovation and IT infrastructure that will equip you for whatever comes next.
We announced record financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2022 - revenue was up 12% to $24.5 billion driven by growth across Infrastructure Solutions, Client Solutions and VMware.
Then there’s our as-a-service strategy – APEX that gives businesses the agility and cost predictability to stay competitive. APEX offerings are currently available in North America and is being rolled out in phases globally.
In MERAT, we met huge demands for future of work and learning solutions, while growing our leadership position as a fully integrated, end-to-end vendor in the market.
I’m also so proud to see that MERAT is leading with so many global firsts, with organizations in the region leading transformational deployments and demonstrating the true power of our technologies.
Looking ahead - if it’s one common theme I hear from my conversations with customers is that technology has never been more important.
Now is when many CEOs and CIOs want to take bold steps and become digital businesses that allows them to grow and respond to changing market conditions quickly.
In fact, IDC predicts that by 2023, 52% of global GDP will be driven by "digitally transformed" enterprises; and that by 2024, 51% of IT budgets will be for innovation.
To prepare for the digital future, Dell Technologies has identified six key technology segments that will drive future business success – hybrid cloud, edge, 5G, AI/ML, data management and security.
Allow me a few minutes to explain why these are important.
Hybrid cloud: With the ability to choose from many cloud computing platforms today, enterprises often end up operating several diverse cloud environments that require a different set of tools and skills, making it hard for IT to manage. Hybrid cloud can overcome the chaos and cost of working with multiple cloud platforms, at reduced costs.
5G: This next-gen network is not simply an evolution of 4G; it requires massive transformation, demanding new distributed architectures using software-defined infrastructure. This year, we’ll see an acceleration toward the foundations of 5G, led by network modernization, open RAN and other business critical changes.
AI/ML: While the power of AI is promising, organizations are struggling to fully optimize AI systems - but they do not need to walk their AI journey alone. With high-performance computing and software combined, launching new AI applications is becoming easier and faster.
Security: Consider this - companies globally could incur US$5.2 trillion in additional costs and lost revenue over the next five years due to cyberattacks (Accenture) with Gartner estimating that by 2025 - at least 75% of IT organizations will face one or more attacks. Since cyber-attacks are often targeted, it is important to secure and protect data and business critical systems.
Edge: Today, data is streaming in constantly from different sources in and outside of your corporate infrastructure. The place where the digital and physical worlds intersect and data is securely collected, generated, and processed to create new value is called “the edge” – organizations need to harness this data effectively to improve competitiveness.
Data: As our lives become increasingly connected there is more data to be processed than ever. We’re no longer talking about terabytes–the new unit of scale is the Zettabyte, equivalent to a billion terabytes! As data becomes business-critical, organizations need data management solutions that can fill a broad range of objectives.