Businesses in Ireland have gone through unprecedented changes in the past two years. From embracing new technologies to embracing flexible working, all of these changes have fuelled an incredible acceleration in digital transformations in almost every industry.
Now, for the first time, we can truly say we are living and working in a digital-first economy in Ireland.
Rather than approaching the changing landscape with concerns, businesses in Ireland appear to be embracing the change and recognising the need and opportunities it presents. From economic growth to better healthcare services and more environmentally and user-friendly manufacturing and production, the list of possibilities is endless.
Barriers to transformation
However, transforming any aspect of any business inevitably comes with its challenges. New research from Dell Technologies shows that top of that list is data overload.
Firms are now generating, demanding and collecting more data than ever before, something which, paradoxically, has the potential to become businesses’ greatest obstacle to transformation while also being their number one asset.
Dell Technologies' research claims that data overload has emerged as one of the top three barriers to digital transformation, with data silos a common concern among Irish businesses. With businesses struggling to reconcile this ‘data paradox’, it’s crucial they find ways to turn their data burden into a data advantage.
Another barrier for business is the mounting upfront cost of overhauling often outdated business systems and processes.
Often firms are finding that they lack the skills needed in-house or have limited IT resources to make the necessary changes and support increasingly remote and dispersed workforces.
One way companies can avoid falling behind and overcome these obstacles is by switching to managed service solutions to streamline and enhance their essential IT processes.
As-a-service offerings are similar to subscription services like Netflix or Prime, but for technology. They allow businesses to be agile without upfront costs and offer the flexibility and assurances leaders need in today's landscape to be able focus on scaling and growing their successes.
Dell Technologies created APEX, its portfolio of as-a-service offerings, specifically to help businesses make their digital transformations successful and seamless.
With APEX businesses get the Dell Technologies innovation they know and trust – all managed for them remotely as-a-service and delivered however they choose to consume it, and wherever they want to deploy it.
With APEX Data Storage Services and APEX Flex on Demand available in Ireland today, there has never been a better time for businesses to harness the power of technology as-a-Service to help them achieve their digital transformation goals.
Dell Technologies Forum
Interested to learn more and grow your business? Book a spot at the Dell Technologies Forum on Tuesday, September 27th at The Convention Centre, Dublin.
This year's event will focus on emerging technologies and how these can help fuel growth for Irish businesses, including technology as-a-service and how it can support your business.
There will also be a special Q&A discussion with Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower and TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World, Chris Wylie, as well as sessions on breakthrough innovation, cyber resilience and how to thrive at hybrid work.
To register, visit: https://events.dell.com/event/14f9f60b-bbb9-4e58-bbef-ab6206452026/summary