Dell Technologies presents 2018 customer awards

Dell Technologies announced the winners of its 2018 customer awards.

Dell Technologies recognized two sets of its customers: the Innovators realizing significant business impacts from their innovative digital and IT transformations and Trailblazers in the early stages of their transformation journeys.
Dell Technologies World Awards 2018“These awards celebrate organizations across industries and regions using technology to accelerate success in today’s all-digital world,” said Karen Quintos, chief customer officer, Dell.

Innovator award

Ford Motor, Bank Leumi, AeroFarms and Johnson & Johnson are the Innovator award winners.

Ford Motor Company is reimagining the future of transportation with connected car technology and the FordPass mobile app. In partnership with Pivotal, Ford is embracing a startup and software development mentality to democratize mobility and bring innovative solutions to market faster.

Bank Leumi, Israel’s oldest banking corporation, used Dell Technologies to bring to life its mobile-only bank, Pepper. The company implemented a hybrid cloud model and software-defined data center that allowed them to move code from development to production within hours compared to weeks.

New Jersey-based AeroFarms is transforming agriculture showing the world how to feed global population while conserving limited natural resources. In association with Dell Technologies, the company is using data-driven insights from IoT deployments to increase yields, conserve resources and improve flavor at its indoor vertical farming facilities.

Johnson & Johnson relies on RSA Netwitness Suite as a core component of the cybersecurity fabric that supports its operating companies. It has facilitated the mind shift from traditional threat detection to mitigation of business risks intrinsic to information and operational technology.

Volvo Cars/Zenuity, Travelers, Unidad de Conocimiento and State Bank of India are the Trailblazer award winners.

Zenuity is a joint venture of Volvo Cars and Veoneer to develop software for autonomous driving and driver assistance systems to help save lives. To manage both the rapid growth of unstructured data and comply with stringent regulatory requirements, Volvo Cars and Zenuity worked with Dell EMC and Virtustream to implement a solution – including storage, backup, servers, networking and security – as a managed service, reducing operational risk and complexity while accelerating the time to value.

Travelers, in partnership with Dell EMC, is implementing a companywide IT transformation. Through standardization, simplification and automation, Travelers is changing the economics of IT and how technology products and services are delivered.

Unidad de Conocimiento is a group of five corporations, with 50,000 employees in Colombia and another 10,000 in other Latin American operations. The organization, which includes Grupo Bancolombia, was motivated to equip its growing workforce with the latest PCs and laptops to enhance productivity and efficiency.

State Bank of India, the largest public-sector bank in the country, implemented a converged private cloud based on all-flash storage, data protection, services and VMware as part of an overhaul of its branch operations. The bank also recently opened a major innovation center to explore the integration of emerging technology, such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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