When we launched Dell Technologies we created a unique family of businesses to serve the increasing desire of companies to have a one-stop shop for their digital, IT, workforce and security transformation needs. As the last year and half has unfolded it has become increasingly clear that many of you would also like a one-stop show where you can learn about the strategy, products, technology and know-how required to make transformation real in your business.So today we’re announcing that Dell EMC World is now… Dell Technologies World!How much is the show changing? It isn’t so much changing as its getting bigger and better. You’ll still have all the things you loved about Dell EMC World: general sessions, breakouts, hands-on labs, the solutions pavilion, training courses and certifications, and of course… the party. But now you’ll see an increased presence from each of our businesses – Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and VMware – providing you all the information you’ll need to realize your digital future.But the evolution doesn’t stop at just Dell Technologies World, after all, not everyone can make it out to Las Vegas for our annual show – that’s why the Dell EMC Forum will now become the Dell Technologies Forum. The Dell Technologies Forum will be visiting over 60 cities this year starting in May and will expand in scope to cover the full breadth of Dell Technologies.Now, you may be asking, what about VMworld, RSA Conference or Spring One Platform – is anything changing with those shows? The short answer is no – nothing at all. These shows are huge and over the years have built up a loyal and dedicated following. Our aim for 2018 is simply to continue to grow our audience and deepen the level of content at each.Let me be the first to invite you to Dell Technologies World. Register here, and I look forward to seeing you in Vegas!
There’s no way around it: In the future, IT will have to face things that – as I see it – lie outside of its comfort zone. Engineers and IT specialists are perfectly comfortable with servers, BYOD, bits and bytes, bandwidth, RAID, DLP, networks, APIs, firewalls, UPS, middleware, and infrastructure. Over the next few years, though, they’ll need to move past this familiar territory and shift their focus to creativity. That’s because creativity is the hottest buzzword for the future of IT.It can’t be captured and analyzed, or reviewed using (flow)charts. How do you measure creativity, actually? The futile attempts that neuroscientists have made to do just that haven’t really yielded any insights. Nowadays, we generally explain creativity in a reductive way: as a quality associated with the right hemisphere of the brain. Meanwhile, logic and analysis – standbys in the field of IT – belong to the brain’s left hemisphere. Of course, the brain is a bit more complicated than this simple binary opposition would suggest. That being said, common sense tells us that using analysis and creativity in equal measure can definitely boost the quality of our brainstorming.And that’s extremely helpful, since innovation (in IT and elsewhere) doesn’t come from applying logic alone. As far as that’s concerned, an international team of scientists has carried out some research that yielded promising results. The team found that particular parts of the brains of highly innovative people work differently from other human brains – these parts communicate with each other more closely and therefore yield more creative output. For a more technical description of how this works, take a look here. Who knows – maybe we can train interactions within our brains someday. Perhaps that could even become a part of daily IT tasks: strategy meeting at 11, security meeting at 2, help desk organization at 3, and creativity training at 4.From the very start of the discourse surrounding digital transformation, we have known that the field of IT (and other fields, too) has to radically rethink things: There’s a need to become more creative, communicative, quick, entrepreneurial, and innovative. While fundamental IT activities are crucial, they will no longer suffice in the future. The new business models on the rise are closely intertwined with IT, which will have to adapt accordingly. The more innovative a company and its IT are, the better it can design future business models – and, in turn, the better it can secure its competitive advantages.That’s why I find the upcoming Dell Technologies World, which will be held in Las Vegas, so incredibly exciting: The event won’t just focus on products, technologies, or applications; it will also explore the ways in which all of these are combined with entrepreneurial visions. Dell Technologies World revolves around the true digital transformation, in keeping with the event slogan, ‘Make it Real.’ That’s what we’re all dealing with: the future of business, powered by creativity and innovation.
It’s been a busy week for the Dell EMC Ready Solutions team here at Dell Technologies World! As you’ve seen, there’s lots of news to discuss, from the update to our VDI Complete program to the work we’re doing to advance artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. In fact, it’s the latter topic that I want to focus on today.In my discussions with customers this week, I hear a common theme: our enterprise customers know they want to take advantage of these new technologies, but they don’t know where to start. And they’re not alone. In a recent survey conducted by IT Pro Today and sponsored by Dell EMC, almost one-third of respondents said that their organization was either testing or considering a machine learning solution, which means that the vast majority have not yet figured out where and how to start.With so many vendors claiming to have the ‘latest and greatest’ machine learning solutions, it becomes difficult for customers to know which solutions they need, never mind which ones they can practically implement. Beyond that, they’re looking for a solution that won’t require substantial time and resources to deploy and manage or require them to move away from infrastructure in which they’ve already heavily invested. How do they choose? How do they get started without wasting time, money, and other resources while moving toward their goals?It’s all about the dataAt its core, machine learning-based AI solutions are about one thing: insights from data. For many enterprises, this fact makes them bristle, as more often than not they’ve already heavily invested in trusted data analytics solutions and but don’t know how to use new analytics techniques such as machine learning. In fact, our survey revealed that 46 percent of respondents are using big data or data analytics solutions, and more than half of those believe those programs would benefit from machine learning. An additional third indicated their belief that machine learning could possibly enhance their use of data analytics.Thankfully, there’s good news – implementing a successful AI strategy is about taking advantage of more of the data coming into an organization, and using that data to increase understanding about how things are working, what is likely to happen next, and what can be done to achieve desired future outcomes. Increasingly, enterprises are starting to make this realization, with a clear majority of our survey respondents indicating they believed their existing data analytics programs would benefit from adding machine learning capabilities, with an additional third of respondents telling us they believe machine learning could possibly enhance their use of data analytics.A recent Dell Technologies Award winner, AeroFarms, is just such an enterprise, looking to work with the Dell EMC team to help them implement the right artificial intelligence solution that will deal with the constant barrage of data streaming into their infrastructure, enabling them to focus on what they do best: addressing the global food crisis by growing flavorful, healthy, leafy greens in a highly sustainable and socially responsible way. Our team is partnering closely with AeroFarms to provide them with a solution and strategy that not only addresses their current needs, but will also scale as they need it to, because let’s face it – the amount of data flowing into organizations will only increase, requiring a solution that will scale with that growth.A complex marketplace requires expertiseWhile technology itself is great, like every major innovation we’ve encountered in the last two decades, a successful implementation of new technology requires another, critical element: partnering with people who have a solid understanding of both the technology and the marketplace. As demonstrated in yesterday’s announcement, Dell EMC is uniquely positioned to provide customers with this expertise, based not only on our own innovation, but also on our ability to partner with other industry leaders including Intel and NVIDIA to bring the very best expertise to our customers while advancing the AI and machine learning community as a whole. In short, we’re committed to leveraging enterprise expertise as well as mathematical and intellectual expertise to design and deliver the right solution for our customers.Continuing to learn and growThe more I talk to our amazing customers and partners, the clearer it is to me that we’ve only scratched the surface in terms of how enterprises can leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to derive greater value from their data to increase innovation and efficiency, and thus advance their industry and gain a competitive advantage. I look forward to continuing my discussions with customers and partners around the world.To learn more about the IT Pro Today survey, please visit https://insidebigdata.com/white-paper/data-analytics-algorithms-machine-learning-online-survey/.To learn more about our work with AeroFarms, visit https://www.delltechnologies.com/en-us/customer-stories/aerofarms.htm.
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patricia Rooney, the wife of late Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, has died. She was 88. The Steelers said in a statement that Patricia Rooney died peacefully at her home on Saturday. A cause of death was not given. Patricia Rooney’s husband served as the U.S. ambassador to Ireland from 2009-12.
Money is a huge source of stress for many people — and more stress is the last thing anyone needs during a global pandemic. It can be easy to avoid checking your finances and dealing with issues, but that avoidance tends to backfire. Cut yourself some slack for not being totally on top of your finances during a time like this. Try discussing your financial anxieties with a trusted friend or family member to help tame your stress. As for handling money issues, start by simply keeping a task list. Then, set aside a short amount of time to check your cash flow or face one specific, pressing problem.