ESG Whitepaper: Accelerate Transformation with Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)

| January 15, 2018

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Today’s competitive business environment demands that organizations continue to innovate at all levels to stay relevant and drive profitability. With this in mind, more organizations are embracing the concept of digital transformation— leveraging new digital technologies to rethink business processes and help them become more innovative, user-oriented, and customer-focused. While there are many aspects to the overall digital transformation of the business, IT must transform as well. IT transformation requires adoption of modern data center technology pillars, adoption of modern IT processes, and a focus on IT and business alignment. The result is increased IT agility and responsiveness; enhanced IT spending efficiency; shifts in IT funding to new projects and innovation (rather than maintaining and troubleshooting the status quo); and higher levels of internal stakeholder satisfaction and improved competitiveness and business outcomes.

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