UAE businesses have been urged to adopt advanced information management systems in order to maintain their competitive advantage.
According to IT solutions provider EMC, businesses need to establish modern data centres, which will allow them to bring new products to market four times quicker, quadruple the number of apps, and reduce downtime by 96 per cent.
Savitha Bhaskar, chief operations officer of information management consultancy Condo Protego, added: “In the digital economy, business insights gathered from data rather than gut instincts are the key competitive differentiator for UAE organizations, allowing them to stay ahead of the innovation curve and drive new business models.”
Worldwide, 52 per cent of business leaders are experiencing ‘digital disruption’, or digital transformation of their industries, and 66 per cent are planning to invest in IT infrastructure and digital skills, according to a recent survey by EMC.
Demonstrating the demand, 80 per cent of global chief information officers agree that advanced IT infrastructure reduces risk and complexity, and supports future growth, according to EMC.
As a result, Condo Protego is seeing strong demand for EMC’s line of all-flash storage, such as EMC Unity, which sets new standards for simplicity, affordability, and flexibility.
“All-flash storage solutions are very different from most current Middle East IT environments, requiring channel partners to play a key role in guiding organizations in their digital transformation strategies, modern data centre needs, and upskilling staff,” concluded Bhaskar.