Dell to host over 300 CIOs at the Dell Storage Forum in Pune
Pune, India, June 26, 2013: Dell a leading end-to-end technology solutions provider is organising the annual Dell Storage Forum 2013 in Pune on June 28 & 29 to discuss innovations from Dell in storage, industry trends and best practices. The storage forum will gather over 300 of Dell’s customers, partners and senior Dell leaders on a single platform. Going by the theme of ‘Optimise your Enterprise’, the event is being organised in an effort to address the storage needs of enterprises across the country.
According to an IDC survey conducted in February, India’s share of digital information is likely to grow 23-folds between 2013- 2020 which is driven by the increasing usage of the internet, social networks and smartphones consumers. Other factors that are driving this data deluge include the falling cost of technology and digitisation of most processes by enterprises today. Managing storage is a challenge for enterprises across every verticals and the Dell Storage forum has been organised to address these challenges through innovations and discussions.
S. Sridhar, Director, Enterprise Solutions Group, Dell India, said, “Today companies are dependent on organic or incremental growth in data management, but optimized information strategy built with efficiency and resiliency is important. The need of the hour is to adapt an alternate approach through right sized technologies, solutions, hardware and management tools. The Dell Storage forum will help address this need by serving as a platform for CIOs to gain insight on solutions that can help get the right return on information, steps to take to implement these solutions and peers who will be testimony to what worked and what didn’t.”
Storage is an integral part of Dell’s end-to-end solutions portfolio which consists of its award winning products such as EqualLogic, PowerVault and Dell Compellent storage arrays. Being the only other Storage player to grow Y-O-Y in 2012, Dell has gained the mindshare of CIOs and IT managers across the country. Dell has won several awards for its storage portfolio including the title of ‘Storage Market Leader’ as per the iSCSI storage Brand Leader survey conducted and published in February 2013. It also recently won the CIO choice awards for its unmatched Storage solutions portfolio.
Ravi Bharadwaj, Executive Director – Marketing, Dell India, said, “At Dell it’s all about our customers and everything we bring to the table is based on constant interaction with them. We want to use the Dell Storage Forum to engage with our customers and fully understand how we can advise them on their storage needs. Today we realise that the role of a CIO has evolved to a business leader and visionary. Through this forum we hope to enable our CIOs to be able to only manage information but use data effectively to better business outcomes.”
The theme of The Dell Storage Forum 2013 is ‘Optimise your enterprise’ and will have extensive knowledge sharing sessions where technical experts and CIOs will discuss the best practices for the optimum management of data. Driven by a focus of enabling its customers to better and more efficient end-to-end IT, of which storage is a part, the event will showcase successful deployments in storage. A special presentation will be conducted on how ‘The Mumbai Dabbawala’, an organisation which supplies freshly home-cooked food in Tiffin boxes on request to the residents of Mumbai, was able to make use of optimisation to improve business efficiency. Renowned motivational speaker Shiv Khera will also be present to motivate the attendees to apply optimisation to their leadership.
This is the third edition of the storage forum and the previous two edition have been well-received by Dell’s customers. The annual platform is designed especially for IT leaders and senior IT professionals, to give them an opportunity to learn directly from global experts who design and develop Dell enterprise solutions.
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