LAS VEGAS: Hitachi, Japan’s $100-billion conglomerate, senses internet of things (IoT) as its largest opportunity ever as it looks to earn $200 billion from IoT alone by 2020. At an event in Las Vegas, Hitachi announced its ‘social innovation business strategy’ with the goal of entering into the Internet of Things business by combining the technology capabilities of its subsidiary Hitachi Data Systems and data from millions of sensors that Hitachi has already installed in industrial equipment over the years.
Hitachi Data Systems is set to acquire SAP Cloud service provider, oXya, in a bid to extend its portfolio of managed Cloud services. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of March and is subject to customary closing conditions. Upon the close of the acquisition, oXya, with more than 500 employees, will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Data Systems and will continue to execute its current business model under oXya vice-president and chairman, Frederic de Belloy, reporting to Hicham Abdessamad, HDS executive vice-president, Global Services.
PUNE: Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS) recently released its Business and Technology Predictions for Asia Pacific in 2015, which said that a key imperative in 2015 will be the increasingly critical intersection between business and information technology. Adrian De Luca, chief technology officer of Hitachi Data Systems Asia Pacific, said “The era of Business-Defined IT is here, and the time for IT to embrace the third platform that is built on mobile devices, cloud services, social networks and big data analytics is now.
During its A/NZ Partner Summit in Noosa, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) named its top partners for 2014. Western Australia-based R1i was selected as New Partner of the Year, while New Zealand’s Revera was Partner of the Year. Perfekt from Western Australia was chosen as Solution Partner of the Year, and Queensland’s SureBridge IT was Regional Partner of the Year.
Hitachi Data Systems and Equinix have signed a partnership in which the Japanese IT infrastructure vendor will offer large enterprise customers a managed compute service from within Equinix’s global network of co-lo data centres. HDS – predominantly an enterprise storage vendor – has for the last four years built an x86 server business and a managed services operation in Australia to prepare for today’s announcement.
Tokyo, Oct 9, 2014 – (JCN Newswire) – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that it will host the “Hitachi Innovation Forum 2014 Singapore,” on 19 November at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. Themed “SOCIAL INNOVATION – IT’S OUR FUTURE Empowering Business and Society with information”, the forum aims to showcase Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business in the global market. Featuring conferences, seminars and exhibitions, Hitachi Group will introduce its advanced and cutting-edge business models, solutions, products, services and technologies in the fields of finance, industry, healthcare, transportation, water treatment and energy.
PETALING JAYA: Information technology (IT) services and solutions provider Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd has allocated RM50 million to RM100 million as seed fund for merger and acquisition activities in the next 12 months, said its group CEO and director Cheah Kok Hoong. “We’re looking at acquiring a variety of companies that can complement our business, it could be (companies related to) infrastructure and managed services (IMS) and end-to-end security solutions,” he told reporters at a press conference here yesterday.
TOKYO: Japanese scientists unveiled a robot with a sense of humour on Tuesday, and claimed it was capable of knowing when its jokes had fallen flat. The pint-sized roller-skating EMIEW2 — pronounced like the flightless bird — is able to have a short conversation with a human being, without being given a script. The red and white robot picks key words from a sentence — for example, “how many” — to try to work out what question it is being asked, then confirms the inquiry before firing back an answer.
Hitachi Consulting, the global management consulting and IT services business of Hitachi Ltd., today announced that it has acquired IMGROUP, a specialist UK-based provider of Information Management and Business Intelligence solutions. The acquisition will increase Hitachi Consulting’s capability to deliver measurable, sustainable business results for clients in the areas of decision making, asset optimization, risk management and customer experience. This acquisition will immediately expand Hitachi Consulting’s European presence, particularly in the United Kingdom.