Celebrating Change. Redefining Leadership

first_imgToday, we are pleased to announce that Dell EMC has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management for the 13th consecutive time.I know that I speak on behalf of our entire extended team that this one feels extra special. Attaining leadership in a highly competitive industry such as Enterprise Content Management (ECM) requires great vision and execution. Sustaining leadership requires adaptability to change. Most market pundits believe that the pace of change is accelerating. Entire industries are getting reconfigured and disrupted at an unprecedented rate. The ECM industry is certainly going through a shift, with organizations looking to harness their content to drive their digital future.As the ECM industry has continued to evolve, Gartner has likewise updated its description to most accurately define the industry. The analyst firm terms enterprise content management as follows: ‘“ECM is a set of services and microservices, embodied either as an integrated product suite or as separate applications that share common APIs and repositories, to exploit diverse content types, and serve multiple constituencies and numerous use cases across an organization.” Such services include document management, records management, image-processing applications, such as document capture and storage, social content and collaboration, content workflow and package apps and integration.So it is a matter of much pride for us to be the “progressive incumbent” and to earn a Leader* position, which we believe validates the strength of our broad spectrum of management capabilities; our wide set of vertical and horizontal solutions; our cloud ECM strategy, featuring our LEAP content platform; and the satisfaction of our customer base.**Figure 1 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content ManagementOur new set of applications for today’s digital enterprises, called Dell EMC LEAP, squarely addresses Gartner’s analysis of the industry and delivers on the Dell EMC promise of services and productivity apps that will enable new content-based interactions both inside and outside the enterprise. These offerings provide targeted solutions and take full advantage of major advances in security, mobility, cloud application delivery, collaboration and big-data analytics.Our LEAP apps are also designed to be interoperable with existing content repositories, but engineered to work “better together” with the Documentum and InfoArchive families of content and data management products. Repository independence allows content to be managed in place – without customers having to shuttle their content – unlike other solutions in the market. By themselves, Dell EMC LEAP apps and services are incredibly compelling. Combined with our traditional offerings, they are invaluable. And, they reinforce the need for change in the market.Change is inevitable. Change helps differentiate the leaders from the also-rans. The future belongs to those that not just embrace change but manifest it in the market. We look forward to continuing to be a change agent and a leader in the ECM industry, bringing our customers the proper balance of vision and execution to support their digital agenda.*According to the report, “Leaders” have the highest combined scores for Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. They are doing well and are prepared for the future with a clearly articulated vision. In the context of ECM, they have strong channel partners, presence in multiple regions, consistent financial performance, broad platform support and good customer support. They are very strong in one or more technologies or vertical segments. Leaders deliver a suite that addresses the demand for direct delivery of the majority of core components, although these are not necessarily owned by them, tightly integrated, unique or best of breed in each area. In our assessments we looked for demonstrated enterprise deployments; integration with other business applications and content repositories; incorporation of social, cloud and mobile capabilities; and vertical-process and horizontal-solution focus. Leaders should drive market transformation.**This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from EMC by clicking the graphic above. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.last_img read more

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IT Superheroes Can Boldly Conquer Software-Defined Data Centers with PowerEdge Servers and VMware

first_imgIncreasing pressure to shift IT to a competitive advantage is driving many companies to modernize their data centers with software-defined solutions, including hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). IT must support new and dynamic workloads, often with limited resources. Do more with less. It’s the mantra of our world, it seems. And, IT administrators must play many roles for a multitude of constituents within their company. For the C-suite, IT is required to do much more than simply support the company’s day-to-day business operations; it’s imperative they enable faster, more efficient business outcomes with a goal of enabling competitive advantages in today’s digital economy. For the office workers, IT must provide troubleshooting and support. For R&D, IT is required to play yet another role by enabling dev ops or even advanced modeling. We expect IT administrators to be our everyday superheroes, our avengers in action. To accomplish this feat, they need the best tools, the right skills, and a trusted team, Dell EMC and VMware. Oh, an epic costume doesn’t hurt, either!My recommended superhero toolsetDell EMC and VMware can help IT administrators suit up, simplifying IT with Dell EMC PowerEdge, the world’s #1 server[1], and industry-leading server and storage virtualization.[2,3] Design your software-defined data center (SDDC) based on your needs, with flexibility to build from the ground-up with PowerEdge servers, or leverage HCI building blocks such as Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes, which are PowerEdge servers that have been pre-configured, tested and jointly certified to run VMware vSAN™, a radically simple software-defined storage (SDS) solution for HCI. vSAN is a core building block for SDDC, and it powers leading HCI solutions with a VMware vSphere®-native, high-performance architecture.Dell EMC offers one of the broadest vSAN Ready Node portfolios in the market, with over 100 certified ready node configurations available, spanning options such as all-flash, rugged, hybrid rack and kinetic infrastructure models.[4] One unique, super feature in select Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes is the Identity Module, which enables the node to self-identify upon boot-up as a Dell EMC vSAN Ready Node, streamlining deployment, updates, inventory management, and support.Superhero skillsThere are a lot of superheroes in IT, ranging from server admins to storage admins to IT generalists and more. Dell EMC understands the requirement to manage hardware and software in a more seamless manner, which is why we aim to help IT staff bridge the physical and virtual gap by automating and consolidating key PowerEdge server management tasks within the VMware vCenter® console with OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter (OMIVV) 4.3. OMIVV is a proprietary Dell EMC plug-in for vCenter that dramatically reduces complexity, speeds deployment and minimizes risk in IT operations. Manage up to 10 vCenters and 1,000 servers using a single OMIVV plug-in. The following video shows how you can create and save ESXi deployment profiles with just a few clicks in OMIVV and apply it effortlessly to achieve 130% faster deployment with 97% less administrator time required.[5]Superhero sidekicksTeam up with Dell EMC and VMware as your superhero sidekicks, and get up to 66% faster deployment with Dell EMC ProDeploy Services[6] which includes software installation and configuration of the operating system, firmware and VMware hypervisors. Dell EMC has over 1,800 VMware-certified support professionals, offering IT a single point of contact for hardware and software support. And, Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes with Identity Modules further streamline support as the Dell EMC ProSupport team will know the server is a vSAN Ready Node once they are provided the service tag. Everyone will marvel at how quickly IT resolved the issue!Being in IT at large and small organizations alike is challenging, but thousands of people around the world do it every day. Trust Dell EMC and VMware to help you conquer your biggest IT modernization and SDDC obstacles with the right hardware and software to maximize your superhero skills and obtain legendary status!Learn more at dell.com/vsanreadynodes.[1] IDC WW Quarterly x86 Server Tracker, 2018Q4, March 6, 2019 – Units and Vendor Revenue.[2] Based on internal VMware data regarding hypervisor market share.[3] Most deployed HCI software solution by cloud providers, per VMware vSAN 6.7 datasheet.[4] Based on Dell EMC review of complete vSAN Ready Node offering across all OEMs listed on VMware vSAN Compatibility Guide on February 1, 2019.[5] Based on Dell EMC internal competitive testing of PowerEdge and OMIVV versus Cisco UCS manual OS deployment.[6] Principled Technologies report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Bring new systems to production readiness faster and with less effort from in-house administrators,” November 2017.last_img read more

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos may step down without stepping away

first_imgEven after stepping aside as CEO, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will likely keep identifying new frontiers for the world’s dominant e-commerce company. His successor, meanwhile, gets to deal with escalating efforts to curtail Amazon’s power. Even after long-time Amazon executive Andy Jassy becomes CEO, Bezos will remain the company’s largest shareholder while taking on the role of executive chairman. That’s a title typically given to someone who intends to remain deeply involved key decisions. And Bezos has signaled his desire to keep coming up with new product ideas. He reassured investors that the executive who built Amazon into a $1.7 trillion goliath will be sticking around.last_img

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