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Malaysia 2015: Brocade, Allied Telesis, Dell, Cisco, Epicor

AvantiKumar | Jan. 7, 2015
The third part of a special interview series, which features 2015 Malaysia insights from industry leaders, takes on Cloud, Networking and Data Centre themes including advice on how to manage the forthcoming GST.


KT Ong - Dell  

KT Ong, general manager, Consumer and Commercial Business, Dell Malaysia (pic), said:

Looking ahead at the IT landscape for 2015, Dell believes these trends will shape the technology industry in the coming year.

1. Products will do more with less
The PC market will continue to generate momentum as PCs continue to be thinner and lighter based on commercial customer demand with devices having even longer battery lives. The 2015 release of Windows 10 will be sure to excite customers and will span numerous devices.

2. Overcoming the digital divide
In 2015, there will be a clear divide between businesses who aggressively invest in digital transformation focusing on social, analytics, cloud and mobile technologies, versus those who don't that will lag behind.

3. Agility of private clouds will come to light
Private clouds aren't going anywhere in 2015 as more organizations leverage benefits that range from cost-saving to security and agility. The rise of converged infrastructure technologies and the ability to remove infrastructure modules as needed should make private clouds an even more agile and attractive option for CIOs looking to reap the other benefits of private clouds.

4. Big Data: Turning point and infrastructure to business shifts
2015 will be all about leveraging analytics to deliver real ROI to businesses. IT leaders will shift from thinking about the possibility of making investments in big data platforms to getting more out of the investments already made. This will drive an increased focus on marrying new infrastructure to existing relational infrastructure and industry-wide growth in application of advanced analytics, in order to derive actual business value from all of the new data.

5. Business intelligence (BI), visualisation and dashboarding merge as analytics take centre stage
BI, visualization, dashboarding and ad-hoc query tools - currently marketed/sold as separate product categories - will begin to merge as one as the collective means through which predictive and prescriptive analytics are delivered for consumption.

6. Overcoming barriers and expanding mobility
While security concerns are holding organisations back from further investing in major technologies, a lack of readily available security information will prevent organizations from being prepared during a security breach.

7. Deeper integration will take centre stage
The IT security market is highly fragmented, with dozens of "best-of-breed" solutions addressing narrow aspects of security and leaving gaping holes that must be addressed with different solutions from different vendors. To streamline operations and avoid security gaps, companies will turn towards integrated and consolidated platforms that protect the full IT spectrum, from endpoint through the network.


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