The past weeks and months have put us to the test, both in economic terms as well as in all our private lives. Many of us had to stay at home and work from home.
Schools, kindergartens and the vast majority of shops and restaurants had to close their doors. Quarantines, curfews and contact bans ensured personal isolation from the outside world. Fathers and mothers became teachers and educators.
Despite the many terrible consequences, there have been positive aspects. In addition to an enormous increase in solidarity and cohesion among ourselves, our planet was able to take a deep breath and some long overdue time out.
We have all learned to value our own health a little more, and there is now a great opportunity to improve the working conditions of carers, nurses and other professions with significant societal impact.
In addition, private individuals, schools, and many companies have learned about and come to appreciate the opportunities in the use of digitization.
Digital and workforce transformation
At the moment there is much discussion whether ‘normal’ will ever be normal again. Take, for example, where and how we work. For years now, virtual meetings and shared documentation have made it possible to work much more productively.
In many cases, however, these opportunities had not been exploited. The past few months have forced this to change for almost everyone.
You might think that a worldwide lockdown would slow the pace of digital transformation. And many are questioning whether this is the right time for change.
It’s a fair question, but, so far at least, quite the opposite has been the case. In the context of the pandemic, society's dependence on technology suddenly showed its true face.
Society's hunger for information resulted in a run on online media and offerings. The number of teleworkers increased exponentially. Streaming and videoconferencing capabilities suddenly became a critical business requirement for maintaining competitiveness. Necessity demands it.
Ensure your infrastructure rebounds as the world recovers
We all have to face these difficult times with confidence and be human-centric by addressing the changing demands of the world. Businesses must continue to ensure the safety of their employees by enabling them to work efficiently and effectively from home.
But a successful transformation of the workforce and the enabling of remote working is only one visible side of the coin. On the other hand, we still have to deal with large amounts of data that this digital transformation brings with it. This is profoundly changing the shape of business today, impacting companies in every industry and consumers around the world.
Data is at the heart of digital transformation; it is the lifeblood of this digitization process. Today companies use data to improve customer experiences, open new business areas and make employees and processes more productive in order to gain a competitive advantage. The focus of this digitization is on everything that overlaps our business workflows and personal life streams.
There are numerous sources that state that 90% of the world's data was generated in the past few years. And analysts predict that data will continue to grow exponentially until 2025. But we have a long way to go in harnessing the power of this data.
A presumption is that only about 1 percent of it is used, processed and acted upon. Imagine what could happen if we could effectively use more of this data. For this important step you need an IT infrastructure that will serve you in implementing your transformation to a business data driven company.
Innovating for the data-centric world
The focus of digital transformation is often on the front end user needs – agility, user experience, and more. All of this is of course essential to making transformation a reality.
But delivering this capability to your customers and users depends on what’s behind the scenes. Having the right infrastructure to make the most of your organization’s data is critical to success.
Of course, each organization’s infrastructure requirements will vary – there’s no single solution for all needs. But here at Fujitsu, we have focused on developing our FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY systems to help our customers move, store and process massive amounts of data.
Our ambition for the PRIMERGY range is to provide a solid foundation for today’s Hybrid IT reality with powerful and flexible solutions for companies of all sizes, across all industries and for any type of workload.
The latest of these servers is the PRIMERGY RX4770 M6. It is a quad-socket x86 system providing superior levels of scalability in a 3U chassis and offers a whole range of functions to accelerate business insights and power your business-critical workloads from in-memory databases and HPC to data analytics, AI and GPU database acceleration.
Powered by the new 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors and Intel® Optane™ persistent memory, the server delivers outstanding results for demanding applications.
The usage of persistent memory accelerates IT transformation to support the demands of the data-centric world, with faster-than-ever-before analytics. The new generation non-volatile memory will now support the faster DDR4 modules with 3,200 MT/s and enables data to be stored, moved, and processed at unprecedented speeds with improved TCO.
Your backend infrastructure powering digital transformation
The use of data today is transforming the way we live and work. Businesses in industries around the world are using data to transform themselves, to become more agile, improve customer experience and introduce new business models.
Significant parts of today's economy rely on data, and this dependency will only increase in the future if companies collect, catalog and use data in every step of their supply chain. Moreover, during the past few weeks and months, we have experience that remote working capabilities are more vital than ever before.
If you’re looking for the right solution to support your business-critical processes, make the most of your data, and to ensure your workforce is as efficient working from home as they were in the office, then the PRIMERGY RX4770 M6 is the right choice for you.
More information about the new PRIMERGY RX4770 M6 is available here.