Schneider Electric Organises ‘SME Connect’ In Chennai

IT Infrastructure

After Ahmedabad and Mumbai, the “5 City SME Connect” event on Optimizing IT Infrastructure by SMEs by Schneider Electric is taking place in Chennai. Targeted at SME organizations, the highlight of the event is to interpret the SMEs’ technology challenges and mitigate those challenges with a systematic approach.

Everyone knows that SMEs are handicapped by a limited set of resources and skillsets, therefore; there must be right architectural approach to mitigate those challenges. We are living in a connected world and in order to respond to the uncertainties, we need to have optimized infrastructure. Power, cooling, racking and stacking being the basic requirement of any data centre, there has to be enough importance to these pieces so that the entire datacentre caters to the new age needs.

Keeping the challenges in the mind there was a panel discussion on optimizing infrastructure to cater to the new age needs. The key panellists include Vijay Anand GM – IT, Matrimony, Senthinathan, IT Infra lead, Royal Enfield, Gyan Prakash, DGM IT, Hofincons Infotech & Industrial Services, MA Nayagam, GM IT, Tamilnadu Mercantile Bank.

“APC by Schneider Electric create solutions that help IT professionals anticipate and protect their information and data. Major market and technology trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT) have driven exponential growth in the amount of data that needs to be captured, stored, analyzed and connected. That data is being gathered and analyzed to create both business value and competitive advantage,” said, Manish Gokhale, Director Business Development, IT Division, Schneider Electric.

He added, by 2018, 40 perecnt of IoT-created data will be stored, processed, analyzed, and acted upon close to, or at the edge of the network. Cloud computing is a solution explored and adopted by small and medium scale businesses. But Cloud has certain inherent limitations; Congestion, Cost and Regulations.

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