“For each new high tech job in a metropolitan area, five additional local jobs are created outside of high tech in the long run.”Enrico Moretti, who specializes in labor economics at the University of California, Berkeley, argues that while most industries exhibit a latent multiplier effect on job creation, the innovation sector has the biggest impact on metropolitan economies. According to Moretti, the multiplier effect of innovation industries is three times greater than that of manufacturing.In his book, The New Geography of Jobs, Moretti analyzed a dataset of 11 million workers across 320 U.S. metropolitan areas for patterns in job creation and employment. His book frequently cites Boston as a prototypical “brain hub” that has benefitted mightily from the buildup of its innovation sector, particularly in information technology, life sciences and medical research.In addition to its leading research universities that attract top talent from all over the world, Massachusetts leads the nation in federal research funding according to the MassTech Collaborative. On related metrics, the state ranks next to the top among leading technology states in the U.S. in terms of turning R&D investment into ideas, technologies and startup companies.Economists often use the number of patents to quantify innovation coming out of regions, industry sectors and companies. The intellectual capital and IP generated in Massachusetts is virtually unrivaled in America when the metric is patents per capita, venture capital investment per dollar of state GDP, or the number of academic articles in science and engineering per dollar of R&D invested.I recently spoke about the intersection of innovation and intellectual property to the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s annual meeting, held in Boston. See my remarks for more on what makes Boston such a powerful and unique hub of innovation.
As more organizations move to the cloud, more and more mission critical workloads are becoming virtualized and public and private clouds are increasingly becoming a central part of the IT environment. Of course, these organizations want the same data protection in the cloud as they have for their on-premises environments. Just because applications are being moved to the cloud doesn’t mean that data protection is any less important.Dell EMC and VMware work better together to ensure that protecting virtualized workloads in the cloud is just as easy as protecting on premises ones. With Dell EMC’s enterprise-grade data protection, you can leverage the same data protection solution of VMware Cloud workloads as that used for your on-premises workloads. Using one solution to protect hybrid cloud workloads simplifies administration and lowers the total cost of ownership.Dell EMC Data Protection for VMware Cloud on AWS provides many key benefits including: Seamless integrationLowest cost to protectHigh efficiency and scalabilityBest in class deduplicationOur new data protection bundle for VMware Cloud on AWSDell EMC and VMware are making it even easier and simpler for VMware Cloud™ on AWS customers to protect these environments with a single product bundle that includes everything they need for backing up and recovering VMware Cloud on AWS workloads – Dell EMC Data Protection Software and Data Domain Virtual Edition.The Dell EMC Data Protection for VMware Cloud™ on AWS bundle provides many advantages:Purchased as a single product that includes all necessary Dell EMC software for backing up and recovering VMware Cloud on AWS workloadsPricing is similar to VMware Cloud™ on AWS and priced on a per host subscription model for a 1 or 3 year subscriptionIndustry leading Data Domain deduplication to reduce backup storage capacity needsvSphere integration and attractive pricing that makes it painless to protect VMware Cloud™ workloads on AWSMoving to the Cloud: Building a Modern Infrastructure with VMware & Dell EMC A recent webinar co-hosted by Dell EMC and VMware walks customers through challenges to protecting VMware workloads, how to easily expand VMware environments to the cloud and the top reasons to choose Dell EMC data protection for VMC on AWS.View this on-demand webinar today:To learn more about Dell EMC Data Protection for VMware, please visit: www.dellemc.com/vmwareprotectionDell EMC Data protection for VMware Cloud™ on AWS Solution Brief: http://www.dellemc.com/en-us/collateral/handout/h16519-data-protection-vmware-cloud-aws.htmData Protection Bundle for VMware Cloud™ on AWS: https://www.emc.com/collateral/handouts/h16900-dp-bundle-for-vmc-on-aws.pdf
Don’t blink – yes, you read the headline correctly. But just to clarify, we’re not announcing our intention to compete with industry telecom giants like Ericsson, Samsung and Nokia.Connected everything revolutionOf course, it is an exciting, brand new foundational architecture for the telecom world, but for Dell Technologies, 5G is far more than just a telecom play. We believe it will deliver massive transformational change across all businesses and societies. As a leader in digital transformation, Dell Technologies will help define the underlying infrastructure technology. In other words, we will provide the rocket fuel to power and drive the 5G network revolution, the “connected everything” revolution.Science fiction comes trueWhy is 5G such a pivotal development? As my colleague, Mehdi Sif recently mentioned on this blog, we are anticipating “a new wave of emerging 5G, edge computing, and IoT applications.” 5G will spawn new business models that will see billions of devices consuming and generating data like never before. What used to be imagined in science fiction movies—flying autonomous drones, driverless cars and planes, machine-to-machine interactions, seamless communication around the globe—is quickly becoming our new reality.Smart factories and smart citiesMeanwhile, existing industries will be able to work smarter. For critical applications, manufacturers currently use fixed-line networks to ensure high bandwidth, connection density, low latency and high reliability. In contrast, mobile 5G technology will enable smart, interconnected factories, allowing manufacturers to more quickly and cost effectively exchange huge volumes of data as well as deploy artificial intelligence (AI) and automation solutions to help make the industry more competitive.The same goes for smart cities. As many IoT sensors monitoring conditions like air quality and traffic control are likely to be located in difficult-to-reach, often dangerous places, 5G wireless connectivity will allow for more flexible design and on-the-fly reconfiguration.Network architecture redesignIn turn, all these intelligent applications will generate a slew of new requirements—latency, bandwidth, capacity, coverage, storage, real-time data—which means that the industry will need to completely redesign the entire end-to-end network architecture. The current equipment model for telecom networks will not scale up to 100 times the number of users plus 100 times the volume of data.Data is everythingThis dynamic will force massive transformation across the mobile platform and, as Tom Burns recently outlined on this blog, will require Digital Transformation, IT Transformation, Workforce Transformation, and Security Transformation. We will see new architectural, technical, operational, deployment and support models emerge, all demanding higher speeds and agility at lower cost. Everything will be driven by data and the need to capture, process and react network data in real-time. The result? A massive increase in computing at the Edge, coupled with AI and machine learning.Next gen OEM solutions5G will also be the first end-to-end architecture that is fully software defined, from the radio through the core. As the world’s essential infrastructure company, Dell Technologies has successfully mastered software-defined in the data center. And, as the #1 OEM Solutions provider, we are best positioned to deliver the next generation of solutions and support for our telecom partners to extend this concept all the way to the Edge.We’ve got all the necessary assets: off-the-shelf commercial infrastructure, high-touch engineering, expertise with telecom solutions, ability to customize, the right partners, plus our world-class global support and supply chain. In fact, the OEM approach—especially the hybrid model—is particularly suited for network transformation. In this scenario, the end customer can purchase the infrastructure directly from Dell EMC OEM, based on a detailed specification—effectively a bill of materials—provided by the OEM partner. From an end customer perspective, this has all the advantages of direct procurement, but with the expert input and validation of the OEM partner.A journey not a sprintThis transformation will not be an overnight sprint or simple upgrade to 5G; think rather a gradual journey towards complete architectural evolution. Dell EMC OEM is already engaged with leading service providers, network and technology vendors, as well as industry standardization bodies. For example, at Mobile World Congress, we’re announcing a validation lab that will showcase how we can integrate third-party applications to develop end-to-end communication solutions.Time to re-engineer your architecture & partnership modelIn summary, my key message to service providers and equipment manufacturers is that hardware and software re-architecture is now critical; the network has to evolve to address these dramatically changing needs. With all these foundational changes happening, you also need to rethink your partnership and procurement models. We can help!What’s your take on 5G? We’d love to meet you at Mobile World Congress. Come meet the team and discuss the opportunity at Hall 3 Stand 3M11.Read our white paper on the 5G opportunityLearn more about Dell EMC OEM Telecom SolutionsLearn more about next gen solutions from Dell EMC OEMJoin our LinkedIn OEM & IoT Solutions Showcase page Keep in touch. Follow us on Twitter @DellEMCOEM and @BryanEJones OEM Global Share based on 2016 Dollar Volume Shipments, VDC Research
Today, Symphony Technology Group announced a definitive agreement with Dell Technologies to purchase RSA. We believe this is the right long-term strategy for both RSA and Dell Technologies to ensure the full potential of each organization can be reached. For RSA, that is best achieved independent of Dell Technologies and will be in the best interest of our collective customers and partners.As we enter the next data decade, our customers need to secure and protect data everywhere it exists – at the edge, in the core and in cloud environments – and Dell Technologies is committed to continued innovation in security capabilities and services. We continue to innovate across our portfolio with automated and intelligent security features, functionality and services built into infrastructure, platforms and devices to keep data safe, protected and resilient.We’ve been working over the last three years to simplify our business and product portfolio to make it easier for our customers to meet their digital transformation requirements. The strategies of RSA and Dell Technologies have evolved to address different business needs with different go-to-market models. The sale of RSA gives us greater flexibility to focus on integrated innovation across Dell Technologies, while allowing RSA to focus on its strategy of providing risk, security and fraud teams with the ability to holistically manage digital risk.In determining the best long-term future for RSA, we sought a partner that was enthusiastic about RSA’s mission, committed to its customer and partner base, and interested in maximizing the power of RSA’s talent, experience, and tremendous growth potential. We believe Symphony Technology Group will be the right custodian to achieve these goals.RSA, including RSA Conference, is invaluable to our customers and the security community at large – and with that in mind we will work to ensure a seamless transition.Until the transaction closes, which we expect to be within the next six to nine months, it is business as usual.For more information, please visit the RSA blog.