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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

 

University of Utah Health Partners with Hitachi Vantara to Drive Innovation Through A Hybrid Cloud Environment

 

Cloud has evolved into more than a singular use case, it’s a way of doing business and in order to look ahead, many must first must look up. Cloud has been embraced by almost every industry, except healthcare. And for good reason, as one of the most regulated industries, we know not all data is created equal, and with daily data breaches and ransomware threats, it’s better to be it safe than be sorry, lose revenue and, most importantly, consumer confidence. The catch 22 here is, healthcare can only realize its full potential when the right information is shared, not locked up, and data can flow to where it’s needed, when it’s needed - seamlessly. And the stakes are high, at its full potential – the outcomes mean superior patient care and breakthrough treatments and research.

 

A recent article from EHR Intelligence offered up a few more reasons on why we should revisit our notoriously conservative approach to healthcare data in the cloud for the sake of future innovation (article here if you’re interested).

 

While hospitals and healthcare companies may (or cannot) dive into a traditional cloud environment, a hybrid environment could in the words of Goldilocks could offer the “just right”, solution, which is why we were excited at the opportunity to partner with University of Utah Health on their hybrid cloud environment.

 

To better serve the hundreds of thousands of people who rely on University of Utah Health every day, the University needed to modernize their data center. To navigate the constant change within the industry – they needed to be more agile. To support thousands of groundbreaking research projects, prevent disruption to patient care, and support their clinical professionals who rely on hundreds of IT systems and applications – they needed efficient access to massive amounts of data.

 

The solution was a combination of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP), Hitachi NAS Platform clusters, the industry leading Hitachi Content Platform, and combines on-premise and public cloud storage.

 

The combination of these products allowed University of Utah Health to:

 

  • Faster provisioning of services and accelerated workloads by 40% by migrating the right workloads and data to the cloud without compromising the security of its confidential patient data.
  • Fast and reliable access to the systems and data they need
  • Reduced backup costs by >70% by moving data to Hitachi Content Platform
  • Mitigate future ransomware threats thanks HCP’s encryption features
  • Redirect resources where it counts, towards better patient outcomes through improved health care services

 

See University of Utah Health at NEXT

Attending NEXT? Get an opportunity to learn more about how U of U Health was able to leverage a hybrid cloud partners with Hitachi Vantara and deliver better patient care. View the complete list of breakout sessions here: http://www.hitachinext.com/en-us/pdf/breakout-session-guide.pdf

 

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Latest Video’s

 

Las Vegas is Betting on Innovation to Become a Smart City - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPEIYZ7LHzM

 

See how the University of Utah Health reduces costs and maximizes agility for better patient care with a hybrid cloud data center.- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e83jWuuaJC8

 

QNET Modernizes Its E-Commerce Platform With Hitachi solutions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJlranGEkUE&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14&index=42

 

See How Turk Telekom Supports Critical Systems With Hitachi Solutions - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q15xzci5hy4&index=41&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

 

Patel Infrastructure Limited supports future growth plans with Hitachi UCP for the SAP HANA Platform - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEucuXRuLAE&index=40&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

 

See How Broadway Video Prepares for 4K Demand With Hitachi Storage - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-fsnD6iTyU&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14&index=1

 

MyRepublic – listen to this podcast to hear Eugene Yeo, Group Chief Information Officer at MyRepublic shares how the telco plans to get bigger - https://omny.fm/shows/money-fm-893/tech-telco-company-myrepublic-on-ipo-plans-more#description

 

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

 

Accident Exchange (AIS Group) – Hitachi provides the perfect data mobility and compliance solution for Accident Exchange. The company collects and saves a variety of data from sources including phone calls, photos, videos and more to support changing regulations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XohrpYeGo0

 

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

 

Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc- Pentaho – Live from the Cube Dr. Allaa Hilal, Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc | PentahoWorld 2017 - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZpZPj66sK0&index=2&list=PLenh213llmcb-fKw9goO-NX7VaTikJTuy

 

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

QNET is one of Asia’s leading direct sales companies, selling a wide variety of health and lifestyle products. The company serves a worldwide customer base, catering to over 100 different countries. In the early 2000’s the company rolled out a powerful e-commerce platform.

 

As the company was expanding and growing, the demand on their eStore was increasing. To meet the needs of their platform, the company needed to consolidate all their data onto one fast and efficient storage system. QNET implemented Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G series and later a VSP F Series all-flash storage platform for their data.

 

The partnership between Hitachi and QNET has improved the performance of the eStore consequently enhancing the customer’s experience. The storage has decreased QNET’s IT footprint by 50%, while enabling the company to slash operating overhead costs.

 

For more information about QNet’s success, check out QNET Modernizes Its E-Commerce Platform With Hitachi solutions.

 

“Hitachi’s dedicated resources and technical support were key to the project’s success.”

 

-Ivan Woo, Chief Information Officer, QNet Ltd

Uri Shavit, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE)

 

More speed, tighter security and continual innovation…CIO Uri Shavit 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.

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Tell us about Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and the IT challenges there

“We’re the only stock exchange in Israel. We offer equities and derivatives trading, clearing and settlement, indice calculations, data dissemination and more. The processes in stock exchanges, particularly clearing and settlement systems, are very different from other companies or organizations, so it’s quite a unique place to work. Speed has always been important for getting the best deal when trading, but now, with digitalization, we are required to accomplish things even faster. We are talking about micro seconds for transactions! So, data must be continually available and yet secure. We compete with other, larger stock exchanges so we are always looking at how to stay at the forefront of technology in order to reduce risk, improve capabilities, achieve non-stop operations and keep ahead of the game in cybersecurity."

 

What is the best thing about your job?

"One of the things I really enjoy about my role is being the link between business and technology; understanding what the business needs and how business processes work to find the best solution to address the challenges we face. It’s a really interesting and innovative place to be, working with different teams and across the stock exchange and keeping abreast of all the new technologies available."

 

How do you encourage innovation?

"Innovation is key – without it you just can't be competitive. We keep a really close eye on the market, always on the lookout for best-of-breed solutions for new challenges. I always encourage our staff and partners to come up with new suggestions and keep us aware of new products. Our team is really professional and has lots of experience, particularly in cyber security, which is one of the major challenges currently confronting stock exchanges and financial institutions around the world. In the last few months, we’ve signed an agreement with the new stock exchange in Kazakhstan, AIX, to share our knowledge and expertise. Our IT teams also have the freedom to try out new solutions - even if I’m not initially convinced, I like to keep an open mind and give them a chance to change it."

 

What are the keys to success for a modern data center?

"The modern data center needs skilled and passionate people that can be trusted and relied upon – whether those are employees or partners. The data center is right at the heart of everything we do and needs to keep evolving and improving our efficiency so that we can operate faster and without interruption. That’s one of the reasons we have been working with Hitachi for more than a decade. They have a great understanding of our business and systems and the latest Hitachi technology is providing greater automation and faster recovery times so that our data – and business - is protected no matter what."

 

Where do you come up with your best ideas?

"Most of the time, they come from our own staff in brainstorming sessions. The team also engages with their peers at other organizations, suppliers and counterparts who might have similar interests or special skills and they share views and ideas on where technology is going. Well, as much as anyone can predict technology as it’s evolving so fast! Following a great collaboration with several strategic partners, we recently launched a new securities lending platform based on cutting-edge blockchain technology. We’re the first player in the Israeli market to leverage this technology. The new platform will improve security and support growth."

 

How do you see stock exchanges evolving over the next few years?  

"Well here at TASE, we’re currently focused on creating international collaboration. We operate in a highly competitive market, and by collaborating with other smaller and medium-sized stock exchanges, we can challenge the larger organizations. I think we’ll see changes in terms of the public interface - we have some projects running at the moment around digital behavior and API management. Through all of this, we are looking to monetize our data by delivering new analytical and reporting services.. By promoting our IT innovations and advanced digital tools we’ll be able to boost our competitive advantage and increase transparency in trading and accessibility of information to the public."

  

 

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To find out more about the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) and how it is achieving continuous availability around-the-clock with Hitachi solutions, read the story here - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdfd/case-study/hitachi-case-study-tel-aviv-stock-exchange.pdf

The best information always comes from customers.

Pharmaceuticals, Telecomms, Financial Services, insurance, and more.. We surveyed our All-Flash customers, including Global 500 companies through Techvalidate and wanted to share some of the great feedback . Plus see the latest 'flash' case studies and video with BMW and QNET

 

 

Global 500 Pharmaceuticals Company - 5 stars

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Global 500 Telecomms Services Company - "Enterprise-Class"

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Global 500 Financial Services Company - 5 stars

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https://www.techvalidate.com/tvid/6DF-B8A-456

 

"Performance, reliability and simplified management."

 

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"The Best"

 

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https://www.techvalidate.com/tvid/3B9-49C-3BD

 

Solid performance

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Reliability

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Customer Stories

Hitachi Delivers Fast and Efficient All-Flash Storage as Full-Service Solution - Hitachi Delivers Fast and Efficient All-Flash Storage as Full-Service Solution | Hitachi Vantara

See how QNET, one of Asia's leading direct-sales companies, modernizes its e-commerce platform with Hitachi Vantara Flash - QNET Modernizes Its E-Commerce Platform With Hitachi solutions - YouTube

As the digital world continues to become more complex, our customers are faced with constant change and flux within the industry from managing complex systems and processes, to addressing changing consumer demands and operational inefficiencies. In order to tackle these challenges, companies are modernizing their data center to support that rapid change while bridging traditional operations with agile innovation.

 

What is Data Center Modernization?

 

Data center modernization is critical to an organization’s needs and requirements to be more agile and competitive in the marketplace.

 

 

After surveying 1,400 customers through TechValidate, some of the key challenges our customers said they are faced with include complex systems and inconsistent performance. 83 % of our respondents also stated that what drove the decision to purchase Hitachi was because of the increased performance of our data infrastructure.  With increased performance, customers are able to move faster and adapt to the ever-changing environment they are faced with.

 

Hitachi delivers solutions with high performance and enterprise reliability, enabling our customers to have more operational efficiency while continuing to address and adapt any challenges they are faced with.

 

To learn more about Data Center Modernization, visit https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/solutions/data-center-modernization.html.

What began as a single pharmacy in Mondeor, south of Johannesburg, has grown into a leading pharmacy group across South Africa with over 130 locations.  With growing business and acquisitions, there was an increasing need to create an enterprise ready dynamic IT environment.  Learn how Dis-Chem transformed with a modern, scalable datacentre based on solution from Hitachi Vantara and VMware.

 

“The performance of the environment is astronomically good, we immediately experienced high availability of the environment and there were virtually no headaches in the deployment. Furthermore, the performance between the old and the new can’t even be compared.”

Lee Engelbrecht, Technical Manager, Dis-Chem

 

Full Case Study Here - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdf/case-study/dis-chem-vmware-case-study.pdf

 

Türk Telekom, a leading telecom provider in Turkey, joined with Avea and TTNET to form an integrated telecommunications group, under brand of “Türk Telekom,” providing mobile, internet, home phone and corporate services.  With increased services, came greater demand on the company’s critical systems and a greater need to protect and guarantee data availability.

 

Hitachi Vantara has provided block and file storage for Türk Telekom for over 10 years and supports many of the company data centers’ critical systems. For this project Türk Telekom chose Hitachi once again and implemented Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System’s global-active device. It created an active-active storage solution for the company’s critical billing system.

 

The integrated remote replication ensures that the systems continue their operations 24/7: Data is always available in remote sites, even in case of any emergency and critical systems like billing can perform without interruption.

 

       Onsite with the Türk Telekom team.

 

See full story here – Learn How Turk Telekom Supports Critical Systems With Hitachi Solutions | Hitachi Vantara

Created in 1886, the TIMELAB Foundation provides two of the most prestigious horological (relating to timepieces such as clocks and watches) certifications: the Poinçon de Genève and the Observatoire Chronométrique +.

 

In maintaining their mission of full independence and neutrality, their laboratory offers horology industry expertise, testing, investigations and services for movement and watch specifications. These measurements need to comply with standard requirements (ISO, NIHS, etc.) or meet specific customer requests during the homologation phase, which includes the production and quality control processes.

 

Challenges

TIMELAB’s expertise, testing, analysis and certification activities generate large data volumes that became too difficult to manage manually. This is further complicated by the fact their data spans over an entire century from the first written records in 1886. As a result, they lacked a complete and immediate access to their data to automatically verify, integrate and archive for traceability needs.

 

It became clear that TIMELAB could benefit from a centralized, automated and expandable system with modern and powerful analytical functionality. In order to comply with their independence and neutrality commitment, TIMELAB was searching for a solution that would retain all of its testing and certification data in its original format without allowing users to alter its contents.

 

Solution

TIMELAB’s choice for the Pentaho Data Integration and Business Analytics solution allowed them to replace a manually maintained Microsoft Excel based system that was managed by the Laboratory Manager and the Certification Manager. An automated data management process has resulted in significant time savings for data collection and verification. This new system provides an automated comparison of diverse measurement results for greater productivity and rapid compliance checking. Once the results are recorded by an authorized member of the TIMELAB laboratory, user defined access is administered via Pentaho’s user console in order to maintain high data integrity and comply the neutrality requirements mandated by the certification process.

 

Additionally, Pentaho’s self-service data integration capabilities provide other watch factories with the ability to import their testing results while upholding the integrity of their data.

 

“Thanks to Pentaho we benefit from a fully integrated view of our data that our laboratory teams can now access in a self-service fashion. Furthermore, we can quickly generate certificates following successful testing procedures, produce the certification history on demand, and associate a part with all of its attributes, » said Anne-Sophie Guerra – TIMELAB’s Managing Director. “Pentaho’s platform leverages our expertise to make it easier to meet the requirements of quality and autonomy.”

 

In collaboration with Pentaho partner Linalis, who specializes in delivering business intelligence and web solutions, TIMELAB has now integrated their Excel based system into its centralized database. Following the import of every file created since 2012, they will leverage Pentaho to gradually incorporate all of the handwritten registries into the system. Linalis has also provided support for interface personalization and ISO compliance testing.

Benefits                                                                                   
By relying on Pentaho’s modern and flexible end-to-end platform, TIMELAB has been able to deliver a wide range of certification management and analysis functionality for enhancing the team’s performance. Dashboards and reporting provide completed testing results; and full visibility on all of the watch parts and calibration details.

“Pentaho allows us to visualize the environmental factors impacting the work in our laboratory. For instance, our charts highlight measurements trending towards a lower or higher tolerance or even changing conditions during the day. This allows us to detect easier non-compliant parts so it does not impact our certification process,” explained Guerra.

Pentaho ingests temperature and atmospheric data in the laboratory to ensure testing is not impacted by changing environmental factors. In the event temperatures or particles are recorded above the pre-defined threshold, an email alert is sent to the appropriate recipients within the laboratory to give them time to react before being out of tolerance.

 

At the conclusion of the testing process, a part certification number is automatically generated by TIMELAB. thanks to a peering system combining a unique movement number with a unique watch case. In the event a movement already is associated with another case, it will automatically update This automated management system also continuously validates tests, certificate recordings, entry mistakes and omissions from the process. Pentaho enables easy search functionality to verify a watch’s authenticity.

 

Today TIMELAB is advocating for other laboratories to adopt Pentaho’s platform in order to build the industry’s most comprehensive horological certification and archiving system.

The purpose of play is to educate, inspire and allow kids to dream! Learn how the manufacturers of Paw Patrol, hatchimals, etch-a-sketch and more, transformed from a toy company to an entertainment business.  Spin Master provides now manufactures award-winning toys, webisodes, TV, feature films and more to make life more fun!

 

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See how Hitachi solutions help them keep their intellectual properties and data protected, and how Spin Master uses data to make better, faster real-time decisions, cut processes and maintain a competitive edge.

 

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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017. As west Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university, they have one of Australia’s largest international student populations.

 

Learn more about how Curtin University’s Smart Campus will allow them to gather information on study patterns, course attendance and social inter-actions and more, to ultimately improve student experience and enhance learning.

 

   Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTIgHi6Rdc0&feature=youtu.be

Swim – Cycle – Run – Global retailer, Wiggle is the destination of choice for cyclists, runners, swimmers, triathletes, hikers, gym-goers and a multitude of other active people.  Based the UK, their plans to become a global leader are becoming a reality, delivering to over 70 countries. 

 

Learn more about how they use real-time data, to make better, faster decision, maintain agility and continue providing great customer service.

 

 

ideo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WYwe0tIZL0&feature=youtu.be

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