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Central African Republic : HITACHI unveils continuous cloud infrastructure for business optimization

July 5, 2014

As the technological advances gather pace in Africa, Hitachi Data Systems is interested to shape the gains in the sector with their introduction of new technology to accelerate client success with Business Defined IT a closer linking of a company s business and technology objectives that requires a more responsive IT foundation.

The move makes the company the first to launch a customer responsive service which is seen to be more effective and cost cutting as opposed to the conventional IT packages. Dubbed Continuous Cloud Infrastructure , this foundation can drive IT efficiency through a responsive, software-rich architecture that can quickly react to changing requirements without continual redesign and disruption.

The service looks to reshape the ICT space and provide customized services to the businesses. According to Bob Plumridge Chief Technology Officer for Hitachi Data Systems, the company is launching a trend that has for long been longed by most clients due to the changing dynamics in the globe. We are now focusing on provision of IT systems and applications that the client requires for his business well being. Initially, IT solution providers told businesses what products and services they were offering and it was up-to the business to re-align his business to fit into what was being provided. However, we are now changing the tide and providing solutions to clients according to their specifications and business needs.

By so doing, Bob mentioned that the development in the ICT sector and service provision is optimized. Our customers across industries have told us for them to keep up with the fast pace of business, they are aligning the IT and business functions more closely than ever, explained Delano Kiilu Longwe Territory sales Account manager for East Africa. According to him, IT teams are looking to new infrastructure strategies to deploy more continuous, adaptable and scalable infrastructure. Businesses need solutions that don t require constant and disruptive changes to the technology they support. And that is what we are delivering today, he added.

Having introduced their East African regional office in late 2013, Hitachi believes that there is huge capacity with the glaring market with numbers surging and therefore the requirement to offer long term solutions. The customer based business customization requires is also viewed as a way of stamping their authority into the market that already has other renowned competitors like IBM, HP, Oracle among others.

The initiatives are already paying off with Delano explaining that their customer base in Kenya and Africa at large is steadily growing including financial institutions like banks, Telcos and the Kenyan government. The initial IT systems and applications that were introduced without a client s input were not having the intended gains and were more of short term soluti

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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