November 2, 2016
The week before last Dell EMC held its first Dell EMC World here in Austin. The event was full of keynotes, breakouts and Dell EMC and partner booths. On the expo floor a stage was set up where partners and various Dell EMC employees, from Michael Dell on down, were interviewed as a part of Dell EMC World Live.
I was fortunate enough to participate in two of the live sessions, one about speeding up app development for the digital enterprise, and the one embedded below. The session below was entitled “Stop Hitting Yourself. Tips for Succeeding at Digital Transformation” and featured Richard Seroter and Michael Cote of Pivotal as well as myself.
Check it out
Some of the ground Cote, Richard and I cover
- How Uber delivered a Digital-transformation wakeup call to ordinary enterprises
- Evolving your business to being a software-enabled business
- It’s not about software for software’s sake, it’s about developing a more intimate relationship with the customer
- The last 20 years for IT has been about driving efficiencies rather than improving the customer relationship
- Moving from silos to platforms
- Often support will come from the CEO down and the developers up but it’s the those in the middle who have the toughest time
Pau for now…
October 23, 2015
Yesterday at Dell World, Dell’s annual customer event, I did a session entitled: DevOps, Containers and Microservices: Buzzwords or fundamental to survival?
The idea was to explain these concepts, show how they serve as a foundation for digital transformation and talk about where Dell plays in the space. (see abstract below)
Topics and times
- 2:20 – 5:54 What is DevOps?
- 6:58 – 9:30 What are containers?
- 10:24 – 12:30 What are microservices?
- 12:30- 15:00 Where does Dell play? (professional services, testing, creating MVPs)
Check it out.
Gartner believe that by 2016, DevOps will evolve from a niche strategy employed by large cloud providers to a mainstream strategy employed by 25% of the largest 2000 global organizations . One of the key developments within this space is Container technologies. In turn both DevOps and container technologies are proof of a larger shift in IT to a microservices architecture.
These technologies together serve as the foundation for agility and responsiveness in the modern enterprise. They give organizations an increased ability to serve their customers and, more importantly, are ultimately key to organizational survival in the modern world . This session will explain these technologies in terms of what they mean to your business and how they fit within larger trends in the industry.
 Tech Go-to-Market: How to win with DevOps buyers, May 15, 2015; Gartner
Pau for now…
November 5, 2014
Last year at Dell World we talked about our approach to Digital Transformation. This year however we have put it front and center and the theme is woven throughout the show.
Today at Dell World, supporting this increased focus, Dell Services is unveiling a new dedicated service line called Digital Business Services (DBS). This service line is focused on helping organizations better understand and serve their customers through digital technologies.
To get a better idea of what Digital Transformation is all about and how Dell can help customers with this transformation, check out this short video:
A little more digital detail
The new Dell Digital Business Services line includes both Digital Transformation Consulting as well as Digital Technology Services. DBS leads with consulting to help companies determine their needs and then creates a tailored roadmap that leverages technologies such as analytics, mobile, social media and cloud as well as emerging trends like the Internet of Things.
The DBS team brings together best practices from Dell’s analytics, cloud and mobile solutions, IP from our end-to-end portfolio, partnerships as well as our learnings as an online and social pioneer.
If you’re interested in learning how Dell can help you adapt to a digital-first approach to better understand and serve your customers ping us here.
Pau for now….