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Hu Yoshida
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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Hu Yoshida
  “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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In the past I have blogged about Fintech companies that are disrupting the financial markets, by offering banking services with more consumer efficiency, lower costs, and greater speed than traditional financial companies. Fintechs have been a catalyst for traditional banks to search for solutions to automate their services in order to compete. In… (Show more)
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The Hitachi Data Systems’ object based storage (OBS) solution HCP (Hitachi Content Platform) has earned another analyst assessment as a leader in the Object Based Storage (OBS) Market. In addition to being named a leader in IDC’s MarketScape: Worldwide Object-Based Storage 2016 Vendor Assessment and Gartner’s 2016 Critical Capabilities For Object… (Show more)
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In my trends for 2017, I called out the movement to a centralized data hub for better management, protection and governance of an organization’s data.   “2017 The year of the Rooster teaches the lessons of order, scrutiny and strategic planning.”   Data is exploding and coming in from different sources as we integrate IT and OT, and data is… (Show more)
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  Competitors who lack the engineering capability to design their own flash devices use standard SSDs that were designed for the high volume commodity PC and server markets. These competitors are trying to create FUD around our purpose built enterprise flash module, FMD, claiming that the offload process causes significant backplane issues and… (Show more)
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It has been about a year since I blogged about the distributed ledger technology called blockchain and the establishment of the Hitachi Financial Innovation Lab in Santa Clara.   This year Hitachi has partnered with Tech Bureau to use the NEM-based Mijin Blockchain platform for Hitachi’s point management solution “PointInfinity” which serve 150… (Show more)
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IEP stands for the Intercity Express Programme, which will convert the current 60+ year old diesel UK intercity trains to state of the art, high speed electric trains. The new trains are from Hitachi and are packed with the latest technologies based on Hitachi Ai Technology/H to create a cleaner, safer, smarter transport system for passengers,… (Show more)
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“Stephen Hawking – will AI kill or save humankind” was the title of a blog post by Rory Cellan-Jones on BBC News. This was a report on a speech by Stephen Hawking at an event in Cambridge in October of last year at the opening of the Centre for the Future of Intelligence. Stephen Hawking summarized his speech by saying “"In short, the rise of… (Show more)
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  Data is the foundation for digital transformation and the strategy for digital transformation requires data management, data governance, data mobility, and data analytics. While IT has a pretty good understanding of what is required by management, mobility and analytics, governance is not as well understood. IT people shudder when compliance… (Show more)
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