IBM has warned that global IT and telecommunications infrastructure is approaching critical mass, with the amount of data stored and transmitted burgeoning at an unprecedented rate.
And while this informational revolution is placing great strain on networks all over the world, IT experts in both the public and commercial sector are having to fundamentally rethink the way they manage risk, protect networks from intrusion and ensure regulatory compliance.
"Fortunately, there are new computing models that can literally 'reinvent' existing IT systems, making them leaner, flexible, resilient and smarter, creating what we call a dynamic infrastructure," IBM states.
In news that may be of interest to those looking for new hardware and software for commercial property in Dubai, IBM has developed its new Information Infrastructure solution, which focuses on compliance, availability, retention and security.
Collectively, these products have been designed to help companies manage the information explosion and capitalise on the opportunities it presents.