Dell Technologies Forum 2019 offers modern digital technologies for everyone

June 28, 2019 • Events, Features

The Dell Technologies Forum Johannesburg which took place at the Sandton Convention Centre on 27 June 2019 showcased products and solutions that enable real transformation from the edge to the core to the cloud and revealed ways to better manage the complexity created by cloud environments.

The free one-day event offered attendees the opportunity to delve into a variety of business and technology topics such as unified workspaces, transformation, storage, IoT, 5G, multi-cloud and security with the four tracks that took place in the afternoon. It offered attendees the opportunity to gather new tools and ideas for ensuring IT organisation win.

Delivering a keynote at the event was Patricia Florissi, one of the world’s foremost technologists and Dell Technologies’ President and Global CTO for Sales who unpacked the latest trends and shared how different markets are applying these to achieve successes.

The event featured an array of speakers and thought-leaders who shared the latest in technology, the best business collaboration, flexible finance options and long-term partnerships.

Medium and small business focus
Dell Technologies has a huge focus on on the medium business and in South Africa, the company established a dedicated medium business team. The Dell Technologies Forum hosted a dedicated stand for Dell Technologies’ new Medium Business unit where the company showcased the different technologies available that could be relevant to small and medium businesses in a bid to understand their medium business customers, understand their business and how Dell’s expertise can help transform their business.

Bravado Fortnite launch
Bravado unveiled its first Fortnite team at Dell Technologies Forum, attendees had the chance to meet the team and the rest of Bravado, as well as take part in Fortnite matches.

Fortnite is a new breed of competitive gaming genre called ‘battle royale’. Each match can host up to a hundred competitors – if your character is eliminated, they must sit out for the rest of the round. The pressure rises as the game’s playable map gets smaller, forcing players closer to each other. It’s a ‘last player standing’ format where matches can be played by individuals or two-player teams.

There is also an elaborate construction element: players can build structures to protect themselves, block enemies and gain higher ground. It’s a kinetic experience, which makes Fortnite very popular for online streaming audiences. It’s also a major esports title, with major tournaments offering millions of dollars in prize pools.

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