In 2016, when Dell announced a major merger with EMC and VMware, their biggest challenge was to break through the organization silos. All three giants had their legacy systems and data management platforms. Integrating the networks and creating a collaborative work environment posed an immediate call to action.
Silos exist both internally and externally. Different departments use different software that generates data in their formats, which are not necessarily compatible with other software or applications.
Today, while organizations seek AI initiatives to improve productivity and operational efficiency, siloed data from legacy systems pose constrictive barriers to achieving the expected outcomes.
Data is fodder for any AI-based system. Even in a connected ecosystem, siloed data is extremely difficult to repurpose. To maintain a competitive edge, organizations need to embrace data-driven transformation. And to achieve this, there’s a dire need to break through the data silos.