Dell Technologies: Multi cloud, AI and IoT to pave way for DX in Kenya

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Jerome Ochieng, Principal Secretary, Ministry of ICT (left) taken through various Dell products by Ken Kagota, Clients Solutions Specialist, Dell Kenya during the Dell technologies regional conference held at Kempinski Hotel Nairobi. Looking on the right is Nazih Moufarrej, Dell EMC Regional Senior Director.

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.

As businesses get into the fourth industrial revolution, data is becoming an increasingly valuable currency for businesses; and Dell Technologies is investing in data management systems through its multi-cloud services to ensure businesses transact in a secure, reliable and convenient ecosystem.

“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. We at Dell Technologies keep our commitment to deliver world-class solutions and services for the betterment of the community. We are here to help organizations embrace this world of change and align with Kenya’s Vision 2030 which aims to provide a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030.” said Habib Mahakian, Vice President of Dell Technologies – Emerging Africa.

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.

“This is a unique structure that allows us to innovate like a startup, but with the scale of a global powerhouse. We at Dell Technologies help organizations, whether big or small, to unlock the value of their data.” he added.

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.

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 (IDCWorldwide 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.

“We are also focusing on offering Artificial Intelligence solutions coupled with ML Algorithms, it is estimated that by 2025, 60% of AI will run on optimized silicon. Dell Technologies has invested in numerous semiconductor startups developing new processor models to accelerate machine learning use cases. These innovations will all reside within enterprise-class servers.” Nazih added

Dell Technologies is the leading provider of infrastructure software used to power the modern enterprise with VMware, but has also taken a lead in delivering different models of handling new types of code that will power cloud-native and IoT environments.

With systems such as Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), Pivotal Container Service (PKS) and new tools such as Pivotal Function Service, Dell Technologies recognizes that new business and technology models will require new infrastructure software capabilities to deliver the best outcomes.

At this one-day event, taking place on April 9th at Villa Rosa Kempinski, Dell Technologies’ executives highlighted the importance of achieving Digital Transformation via four major pillars: Application, IT, Workforce and Security Transformation. In addition, the Forum showcased a wide range of Dell Technologies’ solutions, services and products.

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