Jason Whitfield

From Vision to Systematic Execution: Digital Transformation the Hitachi Way

Blog Post created by Jason Whitfield Employee on May 9, 2017

When it comes to digital transformation, data is one of the biggest challenges that today’s organizations face. Data holds tremendous value and competitive advantage if you extract the right insights, but there’s more of it than ever. It pours in from global commerce and mobile platforms and through new Internet venues and social media. Then there’s the sheer quantity of internal data around customers and business processes, not to mention the growing datasets produced by billions of Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices.

The fact is that today’s digital world is causing radical upheaval in the systematic ways that businesses operate. And the possibility for enterprises to capitalize on this disruption becomes endless as IoT and artificial intelligence increasingly enable back-end systems that seamlessly connect sales and manufacturing to create more digital-powered end-to-end capabilities.

However, with these opportunities come a number of challenges for organizations across all industries. How do you integrate this data? How do you analyze it? Perhaps the single most important question is how to modernize current business processes and infrastructures to turn data into a competitive advantage. This challenge can be particularly significant for SAP environments because they are large and complex, and they often represent years of investment.

New solutions from Hitachi and SAP are designed specifically to transform legacy applications, infrastructures and processes into modern platforms that can handle growing amounts of data and that fully extract the value of that data.

How do we do it? We recognize that digital transformation is all about the data. We offer innovative services, solutions and infrastructure that help you access, manage, integrate and analyze that data. In addition, we can assist you at any stage of the journey – whether it’s early exploration on how to extract the full value of your data, proofs of concept that demonstrate the power of truly integrated solutions, or the deployment of some of the most forward-thinking data offerings on the market today.

For instance, the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) portfolio is the only offering on the market that allows organizations to bring together object storage, file sync and share, cloud-storage gateways, and sophisticated search and analytics to create a tightly integrated, simple and smart cloud-storage solution. HCP provides massive scale, multiple storage tiers, powerful security, cloud capabilities, multitenancy and configurable attributes for each tenant, all backed by legendary Hitachi reliability. In addition, it carries built-in data-protection mechanisms and is designed to fluently evolve as storage technologies change.

Hitachi holds in excess of 2,000 patents for analytics technology – more than anyone else in the market. “Our objective has always been to help customers modernize traditional IT environments as a first step, with the ultimate goal of providing a foundational solution to allow them to extract value by using their data in new and interesting ways," says Peter Sjoberg, chief technology officer, cloud and mobility for Hitachi Data Systems.

In other words, we are uniquely positioned to offer companies like yours the services and technologies you need to adopt new business models that help you operate at the lightning speed demanded by today’s digital economy. We help you exceed customer demands – rather than just meet them – and we help you generate greater revenue with reduced costs so you can stay in business for a long, long time. And we offer a strong, fast return on investment (ROI), all while helping you increase revenue (more than nine percent on average) and boost profitability (more than 26 percent).1,2

Isn’t it time to rethink your operations for the new economy?

  1. Start by viewing our SAP Solutions.
  2. Take a look at how our solutions can help.




1 Capgemini. “The Digital Advantage. How digital leaders outperform their peers in every industry.” www.capgemini.com/resource-file-access/resource/pdf/The_Digital_Advantage__How_Digital_Leaders_Outperform_their_Peers_in_Every_Industry.pdf

2 World Economic Forum. “Digital Enterprise.” http://reports.weforum.org/digital-transformation/wp-content/blogs.dir/94/mp/files/pages/files/digital-enterprise-narrative-final-january-2016.pdf.