In today’s age of globalisation and digital technology, there is a constant need to re-invent to survive. Technology facilitates continuous innovation at every level, allowing businesses’ to not merely survive but thrive. The time for innovation is now. Technology-curious storage and data management professionals can make use of transformative IT practices to accelerate their work performance.
In association with NetApp, a 2014 Forbes Insights survey with C-level business and IT executives across a range of industries worldwide, the majority of executives see their enterprises in the middle of the IT adoption curve. While executives agree that technology has not played a starring role in the past, a majority, 63%, see information technology as a key part of their organizations’ long-term plans. However, only 21% see their organizations as being on the “leading edge” of technology.
At NetApp’s inaugural Virtual Insight web conference, which took place on Tuesday, 27 January 2015, Krishna Arani, Vice President and General Manager of NetApp ASEAN and Korea shared five key takeaways from the Forbes Insights survey on the need to re-invent to stay ahead in today’s age of globalisation and digital technology :
Technology, which is producing so much disruption and so much opportunity, also serves as a key tool to facilitate innovation. From hybrid cloud – where data lives freely with control and security across all clouds—to data analytics—which opens up insights on customers and markets—to collaborative technologies—which open up participation to employees and partners across the enterprise—to social platforms—which open up communication with customers. Businesses should put in place strategic technology partnerships that can help its employees achieve the vision of tomorrow’s business.