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Dell CIO says Middle East ready for IT innovation

Johnson delivered his message at The Virtual Era conference

Dell CIO says Middle East ready for IT innovation
Dell CIO Robin Johnson believes that the Middle East is ripe for IT innovation.

Dell CIO Robin Johnson announced during a keynote speech yesterday at The Virtual Era conference that he believes the Middle East is in a strong position for IT innovation.

Johnson urged approximately 60 attendees from across the region, to take advantage of the lack of aging IT systems and leap ahead of the pack by accessing open, capable and affordable systems which can be easily integrated without too much cost into their existing computer systems.

"The priorities for CIOs are similar across the world, however, there is a difference in how these priorities can be addressed in the Middle East. Many of the CIOs in the Middle East are at a distinct advantage when it comes to innovation within the IT infrastructure as they don't have to contend with the legacy systems inherent throughout older markets like the U.S. and Europe.  Today, they can leap-frog these legacy technologies to adopt efficient solutions that will minimise maintenance costs and free up budget and IT resources for innovation," said Johnson.

Dell has recently introduced new capabilities and services for its Virtual Integrated System (VIS) architecture.  The new capabilities allow businesses to still fully use their existing data infrastructure without undertaking costly replacement strategies. 

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