EY collaborates with Dell Technologies to launch EY Edge Technologies Lab

Via EY

Feb 9, 2024

  • Helps enable companies to leverage edge technologies and real-time insights to tackle challenges related to speed, performance, security, and reliability of data
  • Provides swift results with the ability to create prototypes within a week
  • Demonstrates how Generative AI and edge technology can reduce manual effort and improve the efficiency and accuracy of data integration tasks

The EY organization announces the launch of the EY Edge Technologies Lab (“Lab”), an initiative focused on bringing the power of edge ecosystem technologies to the forefront of the digital transformation journey. The Lab intends to revolutionize the way organizations experience and envision their business outcomes and data strategy by helping create real-time industry-specific use cases and prototypes for edge-centric solutions, seamlessly integrating the technology into business operations.

Edge technology has emerged as a pivotal solution in optimizing speed, performance, security, reliability, and resiliency for businesses.

In conjunction with EY.ai, a new unifying platform combining vast business experience with artificial intelligence (AI) technology, and to help organizations more confidently adopt responsible AI, the Lab helps demonstrate the competitive advantages of embedding AI at the edge. Through the Lab, clients can quickly address issues within their multi-tiered environments and data solutions that impact the bottom line. The Lab will also help leaders understand how having the right edge and data strategy impacts the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT) – a trend that’s helping to drive rapid adoption of edge computing.

With an initial focus on manufacturing, life sciences, healthcare, consumer products, and utilities, the Lab can bridge the gap between data transformation and management by helping create edge-centric use cases, like deploying an IoT solution for a client’s manufacturing process.

Greg Cudahy, EY Global TMT Industry Market Leader, says:

“The EY Edge Technologies Lab reflects our commitment to providing innovative solutions that help empower EY clients to stay at the forefront of technology and gain a competitive advantage. With the Lab, we’re putting the power of edge directly into the hands of leaders, offering them the opportunity to explore, experiment, and harness live data insights in unexpected ways that will have a substantial impact on their business growth.”

Gil Shneorson, Senior Vice President of edge solutions, Dell Technologies, says:

“Through our collaboration with the EY organization, businesses will be able to harness the power of edge technology with a transformative platform approach. The Dell NativeEdge software platform, coupled with market-leading solutions and EY industry and AI knowledge, will empower organizations to achieve their business objectives.”

The EY organization will use Dell NativeEdge, an edge operations software platform, combined with edge computing technologies such as the Dell edge gateway, Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell OptiPlex desktops to provide for various industry use cases. In collaboration with Microsoft, PTC, GE Digital, Snowflake and others, the development work at Lab will help businesses operate more efficiently and better leverage edge technology. The Lab is fully supported by EY Technology Strategy & Transformation team members, providing virtual interactions with clients.

For more information on the EY-Dell Alliance, please visit ey.com/dell.

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