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Country manager Austria Alexander Spörker.
T O P I T E X P E R T, A U S T R I A
Hitachi Data Systems
Transitioning into the future “The forces of change are more evident than ever before and are moving faster. Disruptive digital upstarts are challenging established businesses and companies are being exposed, unless they can adapt to more data-driven, digitally savvy business models. They must transform, to rethink operations and processes, to improve customer experience, and to transform their business models to unlock new revenue streams. But that digital transformation doesn’t come easily,” says country manager Alexander Spörker. TEXT: THOMAS SCHROERS I PHOTOS: HITACHI DATA SYSTEMS GMBH
“That is why Hitachi Data Systems is the one partner with the experience and expertise to help organisations use the data they already have as the foundation for their digital enterprise and accelerate their digital transformation. To find out how Hitachi Data Systems can accelerate the digital transformation of your business, we are inviting you to join us at the Hitachi Information Forum on 2 March 2017 in Vienna,” Spörker adds. It is safe to say that businesses nowadays need to adapt to digital trends as fast as possible. Innovation is taking place all around us and the business transformations that go with it can leverage the full potential of these innovations. When fa106 | Issue 47 | February 2017
cilitating these developments, Hitachi rethinks traditional IT solutions and turns them into modern data strategies that exploit cloud, open source and other emerging technologies. At the core of these business transformations is the data itself. Based on this, new insights can be gained that benefit all areas of a business, fostering its growth, increased revenue and new opportunities. Similarly, this also holds true for modern cities, where we see our public spaces being transformed into smart city spaces. By definition, a smart city uses information and communication technology to raise the standard of living and its own performance, while reducing its costs at
the same time. Hitachi takes this definition further: one of its core objectives is to create sustainable cities that are able to coexist with the environment and improve living standards for communities by improving their safety and overall comfort. Within the smart city framework, the Internet of Things represents a prominent source of data. It is innovative technology like this that allows Hitachi to improve the environments that communities live in, in terms of public safety, efficient mobility, connectivity and sustainability. A prominent topic in the news, Hitachi has decided to make public safety a focus. It is an inherent part of the concept of a smart city to make people’s safety a top priority. The integral idea behind Hitachi solutions is to create an integrated system that captures, transmits and visualises real-time data to form an overall safety study of a city. This solution also allows safety personnel to access the information from any location and immediately react to an incident. www.hds.com
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