HCI is a natural choice for data storage. It’s simple, scalable, available, powerful and cost-efficient.
Many organizations approach data storage from a tactical rather than a strategic perspective, and that’s a mistake. Your organization doesn’t derive value from storing more data; it derives value from the information that comes from that data. When you view data storage through the lens of the business information it will generate, it changes the way you see your storage requirements. Suddenly, how much and how cheap aren’t the only decision drivers, as you consider how the scalability, security and accessibility of your storage architecture impact the extraction and flow of information through your business.
In any industry, it is paramount to align your IT goals with your business goals. In the cutthroat retail industry, this is more visible to the average consumer than ever. Retailers are using technology and digital transformation to gain the edge over their competition. Retailers are focusing on customer experience more than ever before, and they are using technology to innovate and satisfy customers by solving their real problems. Regardless of your industry, Forbes has predicted 2018 is the year that digital transformation is a must. In retail specifically, digital transformation is necessary to gain the competitive edge and keep the lights on with the doors open.
If you were hit with a ransomware attack right now, your first instinct would be to strive to survive it. I believe businesses should aim higher: they should strive to thrive during a ransomware attack.
As an IT manager in today’s hypercompetitive environment, your challenge is to be agile, innovative, keep the organization secure, and, of course, control costs. Easy, right?
Technology is changing the way we do things, and this is especially true in health care. In the foreseeable future we will see new innovations such as, Telemedicine, Wearables, Mobility, and Artificial Intelligence used to administer improved care to patients. In 2015, 80% of doctors surveyed thought Telemedicine was a better way to treat chronic disease than traditional office visits. Wearables can transmit results from tests done in the comfort of a patient’s home in real time. Mobility increases accessibility for both doctors and patients. In 2018, it is predicted that 65% of health care interactions will occur on mobile devices. All this innovation and cutting-edge technology is improving patient care and saving lives, but it also exponentially increasing the degree of complexity in Healthcare IT.
Virtual Desktop Interfaces (VDI) are advancing the quality of patient care in hospitals. It’s really a win-win situation. Doctors, nurses, and clinicians are able to spend more time with their patients; patients receive better care; and IT gains more control over the data. IT manages all the application installation and upgrades from the back end, the physicians’ devices are never touched. Additionally, sensitive patient data is kept secure in the data center, rather than exposed and vulnerable on mobile devices.
Chuck Weir, Pre-Sales Engineer at Rolta AdvizeX, discusses how organizations can upgrade their IT powerfully, simply and efficiently with Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI).
The right IT infrastructure improvements can make the difference from focusing on the fight of just keeping up with the competition to setting the standards on consumer technology integration.
The ideal infrastructure enables organizations to capitalize on the power of digital technologies to expand the organization’s reach, fulfill mandates, tap accumulated knowledge, and much more.