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Hu Yoshida
VMware Partner Leadership Summit 2017 which took place last month, concluded with awards ceremonies recognizing exemplary achievements in the VMware Partner ecosystem. Hitachi was singled out as the Innovation OEM partner, globally and in EMEA. The two awards recognise Hitachi's accomplishments in 2016, including unprecedented year-over-year… (Show more)
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Hu Yoshida
Twenty five years ago when I returned to California after living in Japan, I was able to realize my dream of building my own custom home. At that time home builders in California were buying up farmland and throwing up houses as fast as they could. I wanted something different. Something with the quality and attention to detail that I was used to… (Show more)
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  Recently FINRA fined an investment firm $17m for inadequate investigation of anti-money laundering “red flags”, during a period 2006 to 2014 when they had significant growth in their business. Their successful growth was not accompanied by the growth in systems to assure compliance. They had patch work solutions for large volumes of data… (Show more)
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  This week we announced a number of new versions for products in our Hitachi Content Platform Portfolio. These included HCP v8.0 our object storage platform, HDI v6.1 cloud gateway, HCP Anywhere v3 for file synch and share, and general availability of our Hitachi Content Intelligence for big data exploration and analytics which we announced in… (Show more)
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Digital transformation is the transformation of business activities and processes that fully leverage the capabilities and opportunities of new digital technologies. There are many cases of companies who have adopted new technologies but have not transformed their business process or business model to fully leverage the technology. An example is a… (Show more)
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Today May 12, there has been a massive denial of service attack that began with the NHS system in the UK which affected dozens of hospitals, and spread to six continents affecting an estimated 75,000 machines!   According to gizmodo.com “Unknown attackers deployed a virus targeting Microsoft servers running the file sharing protocol Server… (Show more)
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Airlines told to "be prepared" for an expanded ban on carry-on electronic devices allowed on airplanes.   On February 2, 2016, an explosive that was hidden in a laptop exploded 20 minutes into the flight of a Somali airlines plane. It blew a hole in the airplane, but since it had not reached cruising altitude, the plane was able to return to the… (Show more)
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Last month two Harvard researchers stunned the experts with the discovery of a second parchment copy of the United States Declaration of Independence in the UK’s West Sussex Records Office. They tracked down the manuscript and confirmed its provenance.   Provenance is the history of the ownership and transmission of an object. In the world of art… (Show more)
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This past week I visited several customers in different business verticals. One was an energy and power company, another was an insurance company and the others were in media and entertainment. A common theme in all these meetings was digital transformation and the disruption it is causing in all these sectors. The disruption was not so much about… (Show more)
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  “The year of the Rooster teaches the lessons of order, scrutiny and strategic planning.”   Every year at this time I along with many other bloggers try to identify the coming trends for the following year. While there are many analysts like IDC and Forrester who provide predictions that go out to 2020 and beyond. I only identify IT trends that… (Show more)
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