‘The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be fast beating the slow.’ Rupert
According to PWC’s report Into Africa: The Continent’s Cities of Opportunity, Africa is at an exceptional historical crossroad, if there was ever a moment for an entire continent to seize the day, this is it. The growing middle class, the strong demographic growth with improving age mix, the technological innovation that we have already seen in mobile payments for example, growing choice of investment partners from the global south and fast-paced urbanisation are shaping what the future of Africa could look like.
CIOs who left frazzled by these IT challenges also find themselves in a situation where their budget is eaten up by ‘keeping the lights on’ ; leaving them without enough time and resources to dedicate towards an IT strategy to ensure that their infrastructure evolves with technological advances and company growth. It also means that CIOs don’t have time to enhance their own growth and career development.
If your IT provider is forward thinking and has the best skills in place then your IT infrastructure should be your pride and joy; the driving force behind your company’s objectives and profitability.
With the rapid evolution of technology and the challenges that many organisations face around resource and the rising cost of raw materials, many CIOs are finding it difficult to assign financial resources that are already stretched by the cost of simply keeping the lights on. Now they must also consider strategic IT planning to carry the business forward and getting the budget to do it.
To make sure that your business is ready to tackle 2016 head-on, be aware of which technological evolutions are taking place. Here are four IT management trends for 2016 that Gartner predicts will shape the IT space and direct IT strategy development
With System 5 and assured recovery reporting, you will be able to prove your system’s recoverability for compliance auditors. This means that you don’t have to wait for a disaster to happen to test your backup and recovery system. Instead, systems are regularly put through their paces to ensure the validity of backup and recovery of business-critical systems, applications and data.
The new Dell PowerEdge VRTX brings converged data center functionality and performance right into your office environment in a tower-sized box bursting with incredible features. By integrating blade servers, storage and networking in an impressively quiet-running enclosure, users can enjoy the functionality of a server-room setup without the space and infrastructure requirements
Just like there is no room on your desk for a fax machine, there is no room for IT problems
If you are in the market for a new server and you are looking for a solution that offers premium reliability, scalability and doesn’t require a large office or investment, then look no further than the Dell PowerEdge VRTX.