Digital transformation is happening now and faster than ever. To optimize the work effort required to create sustainable trusted data sets, the right approach and technologies need to be implemented. In order to accomplish this, data strategies need to focus on results first. To objectively break silos within an organization while maintaining relevancy, agility is critical when collecting data for cross-departmental integration. Most importantly, to begin this long cultural behavioural shift, it is essential to have executives on board.
According to Forrester, 64% of firms that have been using rules engines and platforms for more than 10 years feel that it is very important for their firm to make decisions in real time.
(“Step Into The New Era Of Digital Decisioning Platforms”; August 2017)
The key to to defining a scalable, sustainable, modular, and manageable application framework, is the ability to understand and translate business requirements. A fluid user experience begins with a friendly back-end connection and adaptive processing engines. This enables the integration and collaboration with larger business ecosystems. Setting a proper foundation will establish a pragmatic environment to expand your digital strategies.
Green Energy, Advanced Data Analytics, Internet of Things and Big Data: These are all highly valuable tools that are gaining traction on the road to energy optimization. While the most obvious solutions are already being exploited, the challenge is to step back and learn how these new technologies can re-shape energy optimization into a broader, more holistic science. New data is continuously emerging. Creating new streams is becoming easier. In a world where the government and clients are demanding responsible energy use, the importance of energy optimization is exceeding beyond the financial bottom line.
According to Gartner, through 2021, at least 70% of enterprises will reduce PUE from more than 1.8 to less than 1.5 by focusing on power and cooling systems.
(“Five Steps to Maximize Data Center Efficiency and Get Effective Results, Including a Low PUE”; 30 August 2016 ; H. Cecci & J.E. Pultz)
Planning, designing, deploying, and managing records must be executed diligently when working in Mission Critical Facilities. Understanding these intricate spaces provides invaluable insights that help identify cost optimization opportunities. While servicing IT Networks, IT Facilities or Outside Plants, changing technologies or approaches can be simple solutions to optimizing costs. For example, when IT Networks are consuming more and more energy to meet demand, an Energy Optimization approach can help solve a common pain point.
“Cautious NOT speedy”
Recent research by DCD across the Asia Pacific region suggests that data center owners and operators view cautious evolution rather than speedy revolution as the way to progress.