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cchaffey

A-Z of customer success

Posted by cchaffey Employee Jul 9, 2019

A-Z of customer success: C - D.  In the 2nd part of this series, see videos, case studies, blogs on how Hitachi  Vantara solutions have benefited  customers in energy, telco, retail, IT, nuclear research and more 

 

CERN Turns to Pentaho to Optimize Operations.

CERN, Europe's nuclear research organization, has 15,000+ scientists and other users accessing data.  They needed a compliant, secure unified business analytics and reporting platform and data warehouse to provide a 360-degree view of its data. Since implementing the Pentaho Solution they have improved speed, security, and usability. 

Find out more here: https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/company/customer-stories/cern-turns-pentaho-optimize-operations-case-study.html

 

Shandong Telecom (China Telecom) Manages Rapidly Growing Unstructured Data With Hitachi Content Platform

Shandong Telecom, part of China Telecom, the state-owned telecommunication company. It is the largest fixed-line service and the third largest mobile telecommunications provider in the People’s Republic of China. With large amounts of unstructured data growing, and increasingly long data back-up’s, they needed a new solution.  Shandong Telecom now preserves massive amounts unstructured data for long periods of time, with the object storage solution, improving efficiency of backup and recovery by over 30%.

Learn more in this short success story - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/company/customer-stories/shandong-telecom-case-study.html

 

More Agility in CPFL Operations Across Brazil

CPFL is responsible for distributing power to 9.1 million consumers across 12 of the 27 Federation Units and four of the five regions of Brazil (South, Southeast, Midwest and Northeast). To sustain this effort, network management must constantly evolve to optimize company operations and monitor processes while supporting consistent growth in consumers without comprising performance.

See their Transformation Award video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVEsw43Wqo0&feature=youtu.be

Case Study: https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/company/customer-stories/cpfl-case-study.html

 

DATEV Keeps Customer-Facing Systems Online 24/7 With Hitachi All-Flash Solution

Headquartered in Germany, DATEV eG provides software and IT services to tax consultants, auditors and lawyers, as well as their clients.  To eliminate unplanned downtime of hosted services and achieve transparent failover in the event of an outage, DATEV sought an ultra-efficient business continuity solution.  With the Hitachi solution in place, DATEV is better equipped than ever before to meet demanding SLAs, even in the event of disaster.

For more details click here: https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/company/customer-stories/datev-case-study.html

 

Dis-Chem Hyperspeeds Performance

Dis-Chem is a leading pharmacy group in South Africa. Started in 1978 as a family business, it now has more than 130 stores.  Since implementing Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC (UCP HC) VMware, Dis-Chem achieved faster performance, response times and manage data growth.

For a quick read see this infographic - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdf/infographic/dis-chem-hyperspeeds-performance-with-hyperconverged-solution-infographic.pdf

Video interview with CIO - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/news-resources/resources.html#vid=5980831202001

 

See more customer stories here: https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/company/customer-stories.html

Santander and Telefónica develop together the first 5G use cases of the banking sector in Europe In collaboration with ZTE, Hitach Vantara and Idronia.#

 

 

 

https://www.telefonica.com/en/web/press-office/-/santander-and-telefonica-develop-together-the-first-5g-use-cases-of-the-banking-sector-in-europe

 

cchaffey

Success in Smart Spaces

Posted by cchaffey Employee Jun 7, 2019

See which of our customers are driving innovation as Hitachi Vantara introduces Lumada Video Insights.

Hitachi Vantara works hand-in-hand with customers to deliver purpose-built, outcome-driven solutions that generate actionable insights to improve safety, operations and business intelligence. Recent Smart Spaces customer successes include:

City of Las Vegas (Nevada): By deploying Hitachi Smart Spaces in its Innovation District, the city tapped traffic, parking and passenger flow data to optimize operations. In one area, a spike of bike delivery activity was detected, highlighting the need for more bike lanes along delivery routes.

City of Moreno Valley (California): For several years, this city has been using elements of Lumada Video Insights which have helped decrease crime, improve emergency-response time in traffic, and address a missing person case using Hitachi technology

Tequila Intelligente (Jalisco, Mexico): This heavily touristed home of the tequila industry uses Lumada Video Insights to gather foot and vehicle traffic data to enhance the visitor and citizen experience.

Dallas Housing Authority (Texas): To keep residents safe throughout its properties, Dallas Housing Authority deployed Lumada Video Insights, including smart cameras with compute and storage to analyze and monitor video data. 

https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/news-resources/press-releases/2019/gl190514.html

Lumada Video Insights solutions are available for customers today with global general availability for most of the portfolio, and limited availability for edge devices in some countries. More information is available at: https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/products/iot-operations-intelligence/lumada-video-insights.html

A-Z of customer success. See how Hitachi solutions have worked for organizations across industries including: Finance, Police, Manufacturing, Government in our 1st blog covering A-B of customers.

 

Andhra Pradesh, India

See how this Hitachi Transformation Award Winner (2018) strives to provide an agile and efficient public service delivery system to benefit nearly 50 million citizens in a 360-degree life cycle approach through its Real Time Governance (RTG) initiative. With the help of Real Time Governance, Andhra Pradesh can now swiftly resolve citizen grievances and monitor infrastructure projects, incidents, weather and climatic events across the state in real time.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msn9ZCXaaUA

Like Video’s Check our Customer Video Library here: https://community.hitachivantara.com/community/customer-voices/blog/2018/09/11/like-videos-see-our-customer-success-stories

 

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Banco de Brasília (BRB) Simplify Compliance and Improve Productivity

Banco de Brasília S.A. (BRB) is a multiservice bank, providing customers with commercial, foreign exchange and real estate services. With 122 branches, more than 45,000 ATMs and a range of mobile applications, the bank aimed to offer greater convenience to its customers. With new Central Bank regulatory requirements around digital technology, BRB needed to improve the availability of its virtualized data center environment. At the same time, the staff of BRB were also keen to improve access to data for both customers and employees. BRB decided to partner with Hitachi Vantara to design and build a new virtual environment, which ultimately led to improved employee productivity and greater customer satisfaction.

Read more here: https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/company/customer-stories/banco-de-brasilia-case-study.html

 

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Bundespolizei Advances Germany’s Public Safety

Bundespolizei (German Federal Police) oversees air control, air safety, rail patrol, border patrol, crime reduction throughout Germany and patrol of their waters. In addition to their responsibilities within Germany, they work worldwide with other police agencies within the European Union and neighboring countries. For regulation compliance, Bundespolizei is required to submit reports about safety to their federal government, parliament (bundestag) and agencies within the EU. They also must provide data aggregation and data quality checks, and deliver them with short notice as the requests are highly critical.

Hitachi Vantara’s Pentaho was chosen because it is open source, has an open interface, and is able to fulfill the organization’s data integration and data warehousing requirements. Thanks to Pentaho, they are now able to provide all data and analysis on time.

Learn more here: https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/company/customer-stories/german-federal-police-case-study.html

 

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Hitachi Delivers Managed Storage Solution With Large All-Flash Deployment

For many years, the BMW Group and Hitachi Vantara have been working together successfully in the area of data storage. The company procures its storage capacity using a storage-on-demand model. Hitachi Vantara provides managed storage services and has full responsibility for operating the storage infrastructure.

Learn more here: https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/company/customer-stories/bmw-group-case-study.html

Prefer a quick read, check out the infographic: https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdf/infographic/bmw-infographic.pdf

Learn more about how Hitachi migrated 12 sites in 8 countries over 4 Continents without disruption - https://community.hitachivantara.com/community/customer-voices/blog/2019/02/25/migrating-12-sites-in-8-countries-over-4-continents-without-disruption

 

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BOE Technology Group Transforms Operations, Implements a Virtual Desktop Cloud With Hitachi Solutions

BOE Technology Group Company Limited (BOE) was founded in April 1993, and is now one the World’s Biggest Public Companies (Forbes Global 2000, 2017 ranking). BOE is a supplier of internet of things (IoT) technologies, products and services with three core businesses: Display Device, Smart System and Healthcare Service. See how Hitachi supported them with building a fast, robust underlying infrastructure to support a new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) cloud.

Click here for more details - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/company/customer-stories/boe-technology-group-case-study.html

 

For more A-Z customer stories click here: https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/company/customer-stories.html

Delivering New Digital Services for Customers

Kooperativa pojišťovna (Kooperativa) is insurance company offering personal and business products to more than 2.5 million customers. Part of the Vienna Insurance Group, Kooperativa been part of the country’s insurance sector for 27 years.    In late 2018, Kooperativa ramped up its digital capabilities by acquiring Pojišťovna České spořitelny, a pioneer in selling of life insurance products and submitting claims online.

 

“Customers need to be able to access documents, such as insurance policies, online, which would be impossible using our current document management system,” says Jan Vyvážil, Infrastructure System Engineer at Kooperativa.

 

Object Storage to Optimize Capacity and Data Availability

“The Hitachi solutions were easy to implement and integrate. They simplify day-to-day management and enable a smarter approach to data protection and recovery,” says Vyvážil. “Access to local Hitachi experts and partners based here in the Czech Republic is a huge advantage for us; they are on-hand to help us optimize the solution and answer any queries.”

 

“With smarter storage and data management, we can spend time developing more products and services that deliver greater customer value and competitive advantage.”   Dušan Drdla, CIO, Kooperativa

 

Digital Services Boost Customer Satisfaction

By transforming its infrastructure, Kooperativa now has the foundations it needs to support the 24/7 delivery of digital services to customers and employees. “Greater digitalization boosts user satisfaction and productivity,” adds Vyvážil. In 2018, customers were able to open 70,000 life insurance cases online via the new portal, which significantly speeds up and simplifies the claims process.

 

For more outcomes, click the full story here: - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/company/customer-stories/kooperativa-pojistovna-case-study.html

 

Want to see how more customers are using Hitachi Content Platform click below

 

Like video’s see our customer stories video library - https://community.hitachivantara.com/community/customer-voices/blog/2018/09/11/like-videos-see-our-customer-success-stories

Hitachi Vantara has been responsible for providing automobile manufacturer BMW Group with on-demand storage services since 2012. When the existing Hitachi storage was reaching end of life, the joint Hitachi and BMW Group team needed to upgrade to new hardware while safe-guarding production continuity. With the project impacting 12 sites in 8 countries across four continents and involving 1,700 physical servers, this was a massive undertaking.

 

 

Learn more about how Hitachi Vantara Boosts Cost Savings With Seamless Storage Migration - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdfd/case-study/bmw-case-study.pdf

 

For more on the Hitachi Vantara Managed Services and All Flash solution - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdfd/infographic/bmw-infographic.pdf

SFS is a worldwide leading supplier of mechanical fastening systems, assemblies, precision moulded parts and logistics solutions. A long-term customer, learn how SFS is using Hitachi solutions to support their production environment, build a cloud, protect their data and more…

Hyperconverged

“SFS and Hitachi Vantara have a long-standing partnership and we have implemented Hitachi’s reliable converged solutions for several years with success. We chose Hitachi’s Hyperconverged solution (UCP HC) to host management software for SFS production environment, due to the ease of management. Plus it significantly reduces business risk by improving recoverability from disasters and other unforeseeable downtime. The highly integrated UCP HC solution was deployed quickly and easily with full support from Hitachi.”

Patrick Bichler, Head of Infrastructure, SFS Group Corporate IT

 

Converged – Private Cloud

Learn more about SFS IT modernization with Hitachi Vantara solutions at NEXT 2018 - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/news-resources/resources.html#vid=5841099825001

Original Private Cloud Solution Case Study - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdfd/case-study/hitachi-success-story-sfs-group.pdf

 

Data Protection – Rapid Recovery

Hitachi Data Protection Suite (HDPS), powered by Commvault, protects SFS Group’s mission-critical applications in the event of a disaster and reduces management time by 20% -

https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdf/case-study/sfs-group-case-study.pdf

 

“With HDPS, we gained a single solution that delivers all the capabilities we need, enabling us to harmonize processes across the company.” Patrick Bichler, Head of Infrastructure, SFS Group Corporate IT


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Learn more about Hyperconverged from other customers - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/news-resources/resources.html#vid=5843169850001

 

cchaffey

Voice of the Customer CIO

Posted by cchaffey Employee Dec 5, 2018

The New CIO is someone who must perform a difficult balancing act: manage existing IT operations that continue to provide value to the business, while also capitalizing on the latest technologies…. Hear from the CIO’s that are partnering with Hitachi Vantara from across finance, telco, retail, e-commerce, and outer space!

 

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2018 Transformation Award Winner, NASA was looking to evolve to a cloud-based storage architecture, Johnson partnered with Hitachi Vantara to design and implement a uniquely complex digital repository for mission imagery - http://htchivantara.is/NASA

 

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More speed, tighter security and continual innovation…CIO Uri Shavit {Tel Aviv Stock Exchange] shares the changes and challenges in IT that face financial services and stock exchanges. He also reveals how his people and partners are the keys to success.

https://community.hitachivantara.com/community/customer-voices/blog/2018/08/06/customer-spotlight-with-executive-vice-president-chief-information-officer-tel-aviv-stock-exchange

 


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FNZ is growing big and growing fast. CIO Caroline Abbondanza, discusses her strategic plans to make expansion more efficient.

“…I look for partners who have a leading edge products and the flexibility to deliver on our business objectives, not just to provide IT.”

https://community.hitachivantara.com/community/customer-voices/blog/2018/09/19/customer-spotlight-caroline-abbondanza-cio-fnz-group

 

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In this podcast, hear @MyRepublic CIO Eugene Yeo explain how they are accelerating the company’s TelcoTech strategy with https://htchivantara.is/2N8GOht

 

 

Infographic - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdfd/infographic/myrepublic-uses-data-to-revolutionize-telco-industry-infographic.pdf.

It paves the way for us to create new data monetization models, which will lead to innovation in the industry.”

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Real-World Success with HyperConverged, Chief Information and Innovation Officer Kim Sim, describes Dis-Chem, a leading South African retailer experience with Hitachi. Live from NEXT: https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/news-resources/resources.html#vid=5843169850001

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Modernizing your data center. Watch this video to see Ivan Woo, Chief Information Officer at QNET, one of Asia’s leading direct-sales companies, describe how they partnered with Hitachi to transform their e-commerce platform.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJlranGEkUE&index=8&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

 

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Hear more from our customers at:: https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/company/customer-stories.html

Jim Livingston, CTO, University of Utah.

Juggling different priorities, protecting patient care, balancing costs with value…Jim Livingston talks to us about the unique challenges of working in IT in the healthcare sector. And explains how innovation and carefully selected partners are vital to meeting the needs of patients and care providers.

 

What is your mission?

Our mission is really to provide the best quality care that we can. We want patients to feel that they're receiving the best care they can possibly get. That's why we've been in the top ten for quality for more than ten years.

 

 

What is unique about working in IT in the healthcare sector?

It's a unique environment because patient lives are actually affected by IT - downtimes can prevent providers from giving care. We are also a university, an academic medical center, so we do a lot of research. We're probably one of the most complex types of organizations that you can find out there! And because of that, our IT needs are very diverse and priorities are very different on the healthcare side than on the academic side. Keeping up with those priorities is a challenge and that's where innovation really comes into play.

 

Can you give an example of a recent innovation?

We were one of the first in the country to allow our patients to rate our care providers and transparently publish care provider ratings. We created a web-based solution called 'Find a doc', where a patient can go to our website and see a list of providers and where they practice so they can select one close to them. But the really cool thing about this solution is that we allow our patients to post comments and rate care providers. Just like an online retailer type of experience where a customer can see product rating and customer comments, we do the same thing with our providers to help guide patients to the one that best meets their needs. It was a bit of a cultural change for our organization but has been enthusiastically embraced because it sets us apart from others in our sector.

 

How is IT helping the University of Utah to achieve its mission?

We are helping in many different ways. One of the interesting things that we've been able to do is keep our budget flat for years even though we’ve seen significant growth. We do that through innovative solutions where we look to deliver best value but also agility and make sure IT isn’t a roadblock but an enabler.

 

How has partnering with Hitachi helped you in your role?

We’ve been working with Hitachi for more than 15 years and they deliver the reliability, performance and the innovation that we need. Hitachi gives us greater capabilities at a lower cost, which helps us to stay ahead of the technology curve.

The other unique aspect about working with Hitachi is that they really help us look at our services from an outside perspective and to be more agile in how we provide them. They care as much about this partnership as we do and in making sure they're delivering the best solutions and the best value that they possibly can.

Smart Payments, a specialized innovations business unit founded by leading European digital payments provider, Nets, and headquartered in Denmark, aims to be at the forefront of payment innovation and create value for its customers by using emerging technologies in designing the payment experiences of tomorrow. In the pursuit of creating an easier tomorrow for their customers, Smart Payments by Nets partnered with Hitachi to co-create advanced, next-generation payment solutions. Using biometric technologies, Smart Payments by Nets and Hitachi created a payment solution that instantly scans a user’s finger vein patterns and links it to their domestic debit card, Dankort, providing a fast, convenient and secure way to pay. Smart Payments by Nets works to make radical payment innovation that impacts people’s everyday lives.

Missed NEXT 2018, but don’t want to miss out.  NEXT attendees heard from key Hitachi speakers and partners, but most importantly our customers.  Catch up on NEXT and our  customer stories, including: Nasdaq, SFS Group, Aldo, Dis-Chem, CERN, City of Las Vegas and many more.

 

 

 

Direct from the customer - see a selection of the Customer Panels, including:

 

Want to know more about Dis-Chem! See their infographic : https://htchivantara.is/Dischem_Graphic

 

 

Want more on City of Las Vegas, watch their video: https://htchivantara.is/LasVegas_Video

 

Need a snapshot on Nasdaq, click: https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/company/customer-stories/nasdaq-increase-transparency-throughout-business-case-study.html

 

Learn more about CERN and their Pentaho solution - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/company/customer-stories/cern-turns-pentaho-optimize-operations-case-study.html

 

 

For more breakout and customer stories visit: http://www.hitachinext.com/en-us/resources-2018.html

http://www.hitachinext.com/en-us/resources-2018.html

Get ready for next year as a speaker or an attendee - http://www.hitachinext.com/en-us/home.html

 

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since we presented our first Hitachi Transformation Awards. During that time, it’s been exciting to watch our customers find new ways to drive transformation and innovation and achieve amazing business outcomes. Our Transformation Award winners are leading their industries, with the support of Hitachi Group solutions, in innovative transformations that create new benchmarks for success.

 

The Hitachi Transformation Awards honor our customers and showcase their unique journeys to the business community – and the world. We solicit nominations from across the globe, including success stories from manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture, retail, financial organizations and more.

 

This year’s Transformation Awards were given in three categories: Enterprise Transformation, Excellence in IoT and Social Innovation. Each of the winners has leveraged data as a strategic advantage to transform business models, improve user experiences, spur innovation and drive operational performance to new heights.

 

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Hitachi Transformation Awards: NASA Johnson Space Center, State of Andhra Pradesh Real Time Governance Center and Smart Payments by Nets.

 

2018 People’s Choice Award

Click here to watch videos of the 2018 Transformation Award winners, and cast your vote for the one that most inspires you. Then join us at Hitachi NEXT 2018 to find out who the winner of the 2018 People’s Choice Award will be.

 

Enterprise Transformation: For innovation across an enterprise that future-proofs the business

NASA Johnson Space Center

An independent agency of the United States government, NASA is responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. As a critical part of the larger NASA mission, the Johnson Space Center is home to the astronaut corps, mission control, and the Orion, Commercial Crew and International Space Station programs. With a wide reach of responsibilities, the Johnson Space Center generates significant data sets, which include the imagery downlinked from the space station. Looking to evolve to a cloud-based storage architecture, Johnson partnered with Hitachi Vantara to design and implement a uniquely complex digital repository for mission imagery. The hybrid system provides a long-life repository that enables instant access from authorized users around the world – a good fit for the space station program and its many international partners.

 

Excellence in IoT: For the most effective data analytics that drive the most measurable outcomes

State of Andhra Pradesh Real Time Governance Center

With a people-first motto, the government of Andhra Pradesh strives to provide an agile and efficient public service delivery system benefitting nearly 50 million citizens in a 360-degree life cycle approach through its Real Time Governance (RTG) initiative. With the help of Real Time Governance, Andhra Pradesh can now leverage technology services to swiftly resolve citizen grievances and monitor infrastructure projects, incidents, weather and climatic events across the state in real time. RTG is able to analyze big data sets gathered from various sources with the help of Hitachi to make insightful decisions that vibrantly transform citizen services. Keeping technology in its mind and citizen centricity in its heart, Real Time Governance is set to revolutionize governance in Andhra Pradesh, catalyzing government operations to create a safer, more efficient and sustainable society.

 

Social Innovation: For the greatest benefits to business and society through digitalization

Smart Payments by Nets

Smart Payments, a specialized innovations business unit founded by leading European digital payments provider Nets and headquartered in Denmark, aims to be at the forefront of payment innovation and create value for their customers by leveraging emerging technologies in designing the payment experiences of tomorrow. In the pursuit of creating an easier tomorrow for their customers, Smart Payments by Nets partnered with Hitachi to co-create advanced, next-generation payment solutions. Using biometric technologies, Smart Payments by Nets and Hitachi created a payment solution that instantly scans a user’s finger vein patterns and links them to the user’s domestic debit card, Dankort, providing a fast, convenient and secure way to pay. Smart Payments by Nets works to make radical payment innovation that impacts people’s everyday lives.

 

In addition to our three winners, Hitachi also recognizes three Honorable Mentions for their stories of transformation using Hitachi solutions. The 2018 Transformation Award Honorable Mentions are:

 

Deluxe: A financial services and small business marketing company, Deluxe can now better manage costs and achieve efficient destination targets using a world-leading, managed-services cloud ecosystem.

 

City of Las Vegas: The City of Las Vegas is working with Hitachi Vantara to create a new, dynamic, connected city to fuel innovation, efficiency and new ways of government to better the experience of the city for residents, businesses and visitors.

 

PT. Angkasa Pura II (Persero): PT. Angkasa Pura II (Persero), one of the state-owned enterprises engaged in airport services and airport-related services in the western part of Indonesia, uses video analytics to improve operational management, increase awareness and provide an excellent customer experience for over 100 million passengers annually.

 

Congratulations to all our 2018 Transformation Award winners and Honorable Mentions. These companies’ innovations demonstrate the vision of their leadership and the transformational capabilities of Hitachi solutions. We recognize and acknowledge the substantial business outcomes that each of these organizations has achieved – and we celebrate the innovation they inspire in the business community and the world.

 

Attend Hitachi NEXT 2018 and see what’s next for your data in IT, operational technology and the internet of things, September 25-27 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California.

 

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FNZ is growing big and growing fast. CIO Caroline Abbondanza, discusses her strategic plans to make expansion more efficient.

 

To find out more about FNZ and how it is reducing costs and supporting growth with Hitachi solutions, visit:  https://htchivantara.is/FNZ_Story

 

Tell us about FNZ

“FNZ is a global fintech company, headquartered in London. We partner with major financial institutions to provide multi-channel wealth management services to their customers. We want our customers to be market leaders, and to do that we need to support them with stable, secure and scalable technology. This is especially important as we’re processing over £200 billion in assets per annum, and expect this to increase to more than £300 billion by 2019. We’ve got approximately 2.4 million end-customers, and that number’s growing all the time. To make sure our customers are still getting a fast and seamless experience, we need to ensure our technology is dynamic and scalable too.”

 

 

What challenges is this growth creating?

“When we onboard a new customer to our wealth management platform they bring a lot of data with them, and it’s important we get them up and running quickly and securely. Our previous storage management model was reactive – we purchased more storage when we predicted we’d need it, but that meant it was inefficient and costly! To keep up with rapid growth, we decided to move to a storage-as-a-service model, so we’re no longer paying for more capacity than we're actually using.”

 

Why did you decide to take a storage-as-a-service approach?

“It’s important that we focus on our core business of wealth management systems – we’re not experts in storage. By working with Hitachi, we can leverage their storage experience and free up our own people for more strategic projects. With additional capacity available more or less on demand, we can also onboard new customers more quickly and stay competitive. The cost saving is staggering too – the service will enable us to reduce storage costs by 50% over the next five years. In fact, we’re now looking at adding backup-as-a-service too, which could potentially save us 23% of our backup spend over five years.”

 

How do you select the right partners?

“When I came into this role I reviewed our vendors to ensure we had the best strategic partners for our business. It’s quite common for CIOs to end up with hundreds of suppliers to deliver the technology landscape, but I wanted to invest in a small number of strategic partnerships. I think it’s better for both parties if you have a relationship you can build on and invest in. I look for partners who have a leading edge products and the flexibility to deliver on our business objectives, not just to provide IT.”

 

How would you summarize your relationship with Hitachi Vantara?

So far, I’ve been really impressed by the commercial flexibility and the consistency of the team – often it can feel like a revolving door of faces with teams constantly changing and never really getting to know your business. The team at Hitachi gives me confidence that we can build a strategic partnership together and that they’re committed to making our plans a success.

 

@FNZ_Group

@Hitachi_Voices

Like video? We collected our customer stories for you to check out. See our customer's share their success, including reducing costs, monetizing data, improving customer service, reaching new markets, protecting data, improving performance and more...

 

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2018 Transformation Awards

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Want more – see our library below

 

Meat and Livestock - See how Meat and Livestock are using cameras, sensors, data analytics and IoT to transform their industry in Australia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBxF8BBIwWo&index=3&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

 

SpinMaster - Paw patrol, Meccano, Etch-a-sketch to name a few - Spin Master produces some of the biggest names in children's entertainment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBFjSqA30EU&index=4&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

 

Wiggle – See e-retailer Wiggle's ambitious plans to become a global leader are starting to become a reality, with deliveries to over 70 countries.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WYwe0tIZL0&index=5&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

 

CPFL - For hospitals, traffic systems, airports, etc. electricity is critical. See how CPFL, a leading energy company, supports their customers with Smart Grid and greater automation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVEsw43Wqo0&index=6&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

 

City of Moreno - The municipality partnered with Hitachi and numerous public and private entities to build an innovative, effective and very popular video surveillance ecosystem.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nzSgKeYs90&index=9&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

 

Security Centres International (SCI) provides public safety services across the Carribbean with the help of Hitachi Smart Spaces and Video Intelligence - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf2hSZiYv_U

 

NY Waterway - By deploying a highly innovative and integrated solution that includes Hitachi Visualization, NY Waterway gained real-time visibility and communication across terminals and ferries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBVxgF_Y9KM&index=39&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

 

Deluxe - Hitachi helped the company innovate with cloud services to successfully embark on the next generation of business. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR_NzQxonD8&index=33&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

 

Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen transforms with Hitachi Cloud Solutions to manage Big Data - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLz4GLstyDk&index=38&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

 

BNova - Pentaho – Live from the Cube - Stefano Celati, BNova | PentahoWorld 2017 - YouTube (Partner discussing LAZIOcrea) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEthe8VrOR8

 

Nasdaq - Pentaho – Live from the Cube - Michael Weiss & Shere Saidon, Nasdaq | PentahoWorld 2017 - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cme94hzLl5o&index=11&list=PLenh213llmcb-fKw9goO-NX7VaTikJTuy

 

Veikkaus - Pentaho – Live from the Cube - Reni Waegelein, Veikkaus | PentahoWorld 2017 - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzIYbJHe-8Y&list=PLenh213llmcb-fKw9goO-NX7VaTikJTuy&index=8

 

CERN - Pentaho – Live from the Cube - Derek Mathieson, CERN | PentahoWorld 2017 - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bsHTE_08tc&list=PLenh213llmcb-fKw9goO-NX7VaTikJTuy&index=10

 

Bundespolizei - Pentaho – Live from the Cube - Michael Becker & Henry Liebrenz, Bundespolizei | PentahoWorld 2017 - YouTube (German Federal Police) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epcTLkJU27U&index=6&list=PLenh213llmcb-fKw9goO-NX7VaTikJTuy

 

Want even more - visit our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-fsnD6iTyU&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

Cloudnine Hospitals operates more than 20 hospitals across India, delivering maternity and neonatal care to hundreds of patients on a daily basis.

 

With staff that needs access to data ‘on-the’fly’ and regulations to ensure data is kept for years, Cloudnine needed data that was safely archived, easily searchable and available at all times.

 

To meet all these needs and more, Cloudnine decided to build a private cloud with Hitachi Vantara’s Content solutions and Data Protection-as-a-Service provided by NxtGen.

 

With the new solution, Cloudnine has been able to reduce costs and prepare for even more data growth, as they continue to grow.

 

“This has enabled seamless patient data access and is a huge process improvement in digital patient care for us.” Jitendra Shrivastava Senior Manager – IT Cloudnine Hospitals

 

 

       

Infographic -https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdfd/infographic/cloudnine-hospitals-provide-greater-service-expectant-mothers-infographic.pdf

Case Study - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdfd/case-study/cloudnine-hospitals-case-study.pdf