Work redefined by Dell Technologies, from cloud to device
Almost every company and organization is reassessing the way it does business as 2021 begins. There’s been a sea-change in how people have been working, and many expect to continue working remotely at least to some degree. Multiple cloud services and collaborative platforms have been spun up (often in a hurry) over the last twelve months with security consequences both for the employer and employee. Furthermore, most people have been mixing their consumer hardware with their workplace kit: work laptops have been used for home shopping, personal phones as collaborative devices for group VOIP and video conferencing, and so on.
In short, accelerated changes to working patterns and processes have happened and will continue. Mid-sized companies especially are looking to reassess the ways technology has to empower yet protect the business and its people. Large enterprises have plenty of resources to throw at the situation, and startups have inherent agility. For the majority of companies between these two extremes, some issues need to be unraveled around security (local and cloud), data governance and, going forward, procurement of hardware and software that’s safe, secure and suitable for the new paradigm.
Today’s departmental, divisional and board-level decision-makers operate with tight budgets and have to justify every cent spent, especially because 2020 has given few organizations attractive financial figures to base future plans on.
Staffing levels have always been tight, so few can spare the bodies to step back and set up working groups to go through the details of what’s happened, and pull together a strategic plan. To aid this process, or replicate it using outside help, few vendors or consultants exist that have the broad capabilities and experience that offer answers to companies whose security concerns are centrally placed.
Not many true multilayer security platforms exist; ones that cover the cloud and data centre infrastructure, the endpoints, and the networks. From individual machine’s core BIOS, up to the network traffic flowing to and from high-scale cloud applications, no company can protect and secure end-to-end like Dell Technologies.
The safe cloud and DC
Many companies know the benefits of scaling data centre technologies, whether those are self-hosted for security or compliance reasons, or provisioned by a third-party.
But unlike large enterprises that can leverage technologies like hyperconvergence, mid-sized organizations have, to date, been unable to drive change using the advanced abstraction of essential services. Dell Technologies’ turnkey HCI solutions are based on secure server technology, letting companies virtualize servers, applications and containers at scale to create exceptional workforce flexibility.
The published instances of rootkits and memory-based malware mean IT teams need to be sure that their chosen platforms are protected with BIOS recovery systems and ensure firmware protected and updated quickly. Dell Technologies offers Dual Layers of Trust baked into its hardware, so from single edge installation to full-scale DC floor rollouts, cyber-resilient hardware remains at the core of the business.
The secure home office
Working remotely — often at home on domestic LANs — has created increased attack surfaces across many companies. The same security-first designs that run the world’s best public and private clouds are likewise found in Dell Technologies endpoint hardware, with platforms like the Latitude and OptiPlex lines protected by biometric authentication hardware, built-in chipset-level encryption, and signed firmware that keeps individual hardware components working safely.
Workforces co-existing in both personal and professional spheres — the sofa or kitchen table — can now protect both themselves and their employers, with built-in features like SafeBIOS, and options like SafeData and SafeGuard.
The same technology that protects Kubernetes clusters for DevOps in the cloud also ensures every endpoint’s maximum effectiveness and safety. Encryption at rest, historically the realm of the data centre, is now available with Dell PCs’ enterprise-grade hardware that ensures compliance and security wherever and whenever users collaborate and share.
Today, Dell Technologies is empowering mid-sized organizations to drive safer practices, setting the industry-standards in hardware, software, and services.
There are three ways to connect with Dell Technologies to see where your future might lie. On-demand webinars showcase products from a pure-play business of technology-centric point of view, plus there are media to read, watch and gather learnings from.
However, at Tech Wire Asia, we urge readers to collaborate with Dell as partners, starting with the company’s virtual booths, where experts and business decision-makers can compare requirements and solutions.
Furthermore, because Dell Technology can leverage its standing as one of the world’s de facto standard in computing, there are many finance and funding options for solutions available, like lease-to-buy.
Information technology is changing, and its use-cases have dramatically altered over the last twelve months. To reassess and realign with the new situation for mid-size enterprise, a dedicated consultation should be the first step you take in 2021.
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