Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 16 - Page 36

INTELLIGENT DATA CENTRES Regional businesses identify digital opportunities and challenges According to Dell Technologies and Vanson Bourne survey, regional businesses identified lack of vision, technology, time and money, regulations as digital barriers, explains Mohammed Amin at Dell EMC. W e are entering the next era of human-machine partnerships with a divided vision of the future, according to research now available from Dell Technologies. Half of the 3,800 global business leaders surveyed forecast that automated systems will free up their time including a majority of leaders in the 36 UAE and Saudi Arabia. Similarly, 55% of regional leaders believe they will have more job satisfaction in the future by offloading tasks to machines. Business leaders agree: 87% of respondents from the region expect humans and machines will work as integrated teams within their organisation inside of five years. Concerning business tasks which would be outsourced to machines by 2030, leaders in the region listed marketing and communications and product design as most likely followed by human resources and financial administration, logistics or supply chain, and customer service and troubleshooting. Issue 16 INTELLIGENT TECH CHANNELS