CaixaBank has the largest customer base in Spain with over 14 million clients and it employs 32,000 people in 5,000 branches. Because of its focus on innovation, the bank is also widely recognized for its expertise in applying the latest technological advances to enhance customer experience.
The backbone of REWE DORTMUND’s existing IT infrastructure was a storage cluster dispersed across two separate sites, but the rise in demand caused by the company’s consistent growth meant that within just three years, it was already unable to cope. Peak I/O rates had reached their limits. “The old system was simply no longer powerful enough, and the time buffer it gave us was insufficient for certain applications,” explains Markus Handschuh, Head of IT System Operations, REWE DORTMUND.
Contracts for the existing storage infrastructure at Stiftung Hospital zum Heiligen Geist were coming to an end, and managers felt that continuing to use it would be more expensive than migrating to a new platform.
Population aging is increasingly becoming a serious problem in Japan, and Fujitsu is no exception. “Unfortunately, even at Fujitsu, some employees chose to take leave or reluctantly resigned due to a difficulty in combining their career with childcare. For this reason, calls for workstyle innovation have grown, and the company was challenged to develop a means to implement a telework system, such as working from home or from a satellite office. This triggered our efforts toward the company-wide deployment of VDI,” says Motoaki Nakamura, Senior Manager of the Group Common Service Division, IT Strategy Headquarters of Fujitsu.
In September 2014, due to the term of its software maintenance contract coming to an end, the Ishikawa prefectural government decided to restructure its entire system, from infrastructure through to applications, and compared proposals from several vendors.
Diflex AB has always been dedicated to helping small and medium-sized companies with their IT and data management needs. Throughout its history, it has aimed to supply complete IT solutions with the best performance and highest security to its customers. In order to deliver on that promise, Diflex AB installed the then state-of-the-art, first generation FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX80 S1 more than five years ago. Since then, its annual turnover has grown by 20-30 percent and the DX80 was no longer able to handle the company’s growing client base and their individual needs.
As the leading IT distributor in Central Europe, ABC Data is always keen to set an example in implementing the best technology to run its business. However, during a period of rapid growth, it found it was reacting to changing needs rather than planning a scalable platform.
When the University of Warwick’s in-house ServiceNow specialist departed, it was left without the necessary skills to maintain and develop this critical operational platform, responsible for handling thousands of requests per week. It needed a new partner that could enable cost-effective, on-site support.
Since its original foundation in 1956 and eventual incorporation thirty years later, Diana Holding Group has become one of Morocco’s leading players in the agri-food industry. Inspired by its love of the land, the company has diversified into multiple sectors, including viticulture, olive oil production and farming, consequently laying the foundations for a fully integrated and constantly evolving organization.
dbh Logistics IT AG carries out business-critical tasks on behalf of its customers. These cover everything from customs clearance processes to providing shipping solutions and dealing with all of the formalities associated with importing and exporting goods through the ports. It also operates the Port Community System in Bremen, which in turn makes it responsible for the IT systems involved in the ports’ operations.
In common with all large corporations, Suning depends on a secure, highly-available and reliable IT infrastructure to facilitate its daily operations. For many years, it had relied upon a data center to support its original stores, however, as the company underwent enormous expansion, particularly in online retail, the data center could no longer cope with the volume of data.
Nifty Corporation has been pioneering in the internet community. It started the ‘Nifty cloud object storage’ service in June 2016 providing unlimited capacity and five Japanese yen per GB to respond to IoT demands. ‘Nifty cloud object storage’ provides a low cost service by having the Nifty account.
One challenge faced by the IT Planning & Administration Department,One challenge faced by the IT Planning & Administration Department, which is responsible for the company’s IT strategies, was to upgrade the hardware of mission-critical systems running on SAP.
TAP was reliant on an aging virtual tape library to handle its vital daily backup protocols, however, as the volume of data grew, the system began to struggle. With data protection, compliance and disaster recovery in mind, the company needed to find a more robust and scalable solution.
With a student body of just under 2,000 pupils and 280-plus faculty members, Priestley College generates huge amounts of data relating to their education. Managing this information securely while ensuring optimal availability is an ongoing challenge. Previously, the college had installed a FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX100, however, it was fast running out of capacity. The college needed to find a flexible replacement solution to
The city chose multiple FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY models running VMware Horizon View VDI solution for the new desktop virtualization project. This now supports 1,800 devices, each of which can securely access critical information regardless of location.
Fukushima City Hall wanted to simplify its user authentication process without comprising security. When the opportunity arose to refresh its user device platform, it explored biometrics as an alternative to random passwords.
Due to the growing ability to interconnect electrical and electronic devices at home, Panasonic envisaged applying Big Data analytics to smart appliance use data collected at the Point of Use (POU) to gain insights into consumer behavior.
Statistics NZ selected FUJITSU Government DaaS Service (GoDaaS) as the enabler for its vision. A six month rollout was planned to replace its aging desktop environment, but when disaster struck, plans changed.
At the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo (RCAST) is pursuing interdisciplinary research covering key domains: information, biology, environment, material, universal-design and society. A sixth domain is biochemical medicine, and RCAST is trying to understand the mechanisms of diseases and pursuing R&D into new drugs.
The Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine in Göttingen required a storage system in which members of staff can store all their project data, as well as their day-to-day working data (home directories).
In total, Kohlpharma supplies around 770 products in around 2,700 dosage forms. Despite the increasing competition of recent years, Kohlpharma has been able to maintain a solid 23 percent share of the market. Alongside the increase in the variety of products, the volume of data has grown rapidly in recent times and will continue to do so.
The Municipality of Halsnæs has extended its contract with Fujitsu, which is currently responsible for the operation and maintenance of the municipality’s IT platform and case management system for several thousand employees.
The Municipality of Herning has long been used to working with a plethora of IT systems across its administrative areas. Defining key figures and collating comparable data have often been time-consuming and challenging. That is soon to be a thing of the past.
Managers at the Municipality of Høje-Taastrup have good reason to be happy. They have bid farewell to a plethora of reporting systems, and welcomed in their place a single management information system for all of the municipality’s managers.
With an annual healthcare budget of DKK 120 million, it is important that the Municipality of Jammerbugt knows that its money is being spent where it is of most benefit so that the municipality’s residents can get the highest possible level of healthcare for their money.
The University of Tsukuba Elementary School traces its history back to a primary school established in 1873 in Tokyo that was affiliated with Japan’s first national teacher training college, which eventually became the University of Tsukuba.
TechShop is a pioneer. It is a leader in the Maker Movement, inspiring innovation through making. TechShop offers the general public unlimited use of any of its eight workshops across the U.S. for $125 per month.
Volkswagen South Africa wanted to replace more than 300 legacy data centre servers with a modern, virtualised and consolidated solution in order to fully exploit the opportunities offered by ‘Industry 4.0’ and the Internet of Things.
Metawater faces two principal challenges. The first is how to transfer the skills and experience in water facility repair and maintenance of the engineers approaching retirement. The second is how to improve efficiency.
Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings’ vision is to become the indispensable department store for each individual customer throughout his or her life by continually creating high quality, new lifestyles and being useful to its customers in the many different aspects of their lives.
Asatsu-DK Inc. is the third largest company in Japan’s advertising industry. The company relocated its information systems managed in its head office building to the Fujitsu Data Center as part of an ICT infrastructure innovation.
Centrair was operating disparate virtualized systems. With Fujitsu ServerView Resource Orchestrator it can now identify system failures under a single administration interface, ensuring cost effectiveness.
Since its foundation in 2004, KFMC has relied on a traditional client-server model for its user devices. Over 1,000 fully-featured PCs were spread across the facility for use by doctors, nurses and administration. However, there were numerous risks and costs attached to managing and maintaining this estate.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (Fraunhofer IVI) in Dresden focuses on the key areas of transport planning and ecology, traffic information, vehicle, drive, sensor technology and telematics, information and communication to the areas disposition and logistics.
St. Bede’s Catholic High School is a co-educational secondary school located in Ormskirk, Lancashire, North West England. It aims to nurture an ethos of a caring Catholic community built on respect for each other while delivering the improvements needed to move St. Bede’s from Good to Outstanding as per its Ofsted rating.
Dublin City Council relied on a variety of legacy systems to record the status of important assets, involving significant levels of manual intervention. It wanted to find a smarter way of managing its assets with total real-time visibility.
Leopalace21 uses the rooftops of some of its leased apartments as ‘power plants’ to harvest solar power as a source of eco-friendly renewable energy. As of September 2015, the company has installed PV systems on the rooftops of 4,500 apartment buildings, with a total generating capacity of 70 Megawatts.
LuLu Group International is a highly diversified entity with operations spanning a vast geographical landscape. Spearheaded by the retail division, the Group also has varied business lines in Imports & Exports, and Wholesale & Distribution.
Since 1999 Robeco has outsourced its infrastructure. After a turbulent period Robeco has achieved most of its goals due to outsourcing its infrastructure services, but end-user satisfaction was not at the desired level.
Baden-Württemberg has two Evangelical churches in Württemberg and Baden. The Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Württemberg encompasses around 1,300 parishes and is the sixth-largest of the 20 member churches of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD).
FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX200 systems with Storage Cluster License for transparent failover ensure that both data centers work simultaneously, enabling applications to switch between them without interrupting service.
After intense market evaluation, the hospital decided to maintain its long-term relationship with Fujitsu, which had already provided the previous infrastructure. The new deployment of latest generations servers and storage systems ideally supports the vital work done within the hospital.
iSphere wanted to offer SAP HANA® as a hosted service but considered it too expensive to deploy and maintain. It needed to find a flexible, cost-effective platform that could deliver high SAP HANA performance to its local SME customer base.
GeoMon is a start-up that was founded in 2013. The company started out by running analyses on data acquired from drone flights for its customers. It now specializes in providing a comprehensive range of services covering the fields of GIS and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Historically, Whitbread had developed and deployed over 600 Domino applications for its IBM Lotus Notes platform, encompassing simple document repositories as well as complex business process systems. These applications were hosted on a single server running Microsoft Windows 2000, which had reached end-of-life status, prompting the company to refresh the hardware.
Fujitsu implemented a true infrastructure “control tower” in order to centralize the global management of IT user support. From the single point of contact at its base in Lisbon, Fujitsu controls the entire Service Desk.
The organisation worked with Fujitsu to configure and deploy Microsoft Dynamics CRM for 25 users, encompassing every aspect of donor management including pledge creation, batch processing and payment runs, donation receipting, marketing, campaign analysis and sales systems integration.
HomeServe prides itself on its entrepreneurial zeal. It has seen 20 percent year on year growth over a five-year period, but this rapid growth presented challenges. Technology investment lagged behind business expansion and many key processes relied on manual intervention.
The Pisa section of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics participates in numerous scientific experiments that can involve several thousands of researchers, as is the case with the project involving the CMS particle detector.
Fujitsu and AAG Systems worked together to install and configure one FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX100 with 12TB of usable storage in combination with two FUJITSU Server PRIMEGY RX2540 in First Scottish’s office in Fife.
HPMC had a traditional physical server infrastructure which was energy-intensive and took up lots of space. When this hardware approached end-of-life, the company decided to modernize its approach to IT and introduce a virtualized environment.
Like any thriving business, House Foods America needs to keep track of its supply chain and the associated costs. Previously, Curry House outlets would compile orders on a standard spreadsheet program and send the files to suppliers as email attachments.
Smartbox has been designing and manufacturing assistive technology solutions for over 15 years. Its latest generation of software, Grid 3, has been designed to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
Catholic High School must stay ahead of the technology curve to ensure its students get the best, most modern educational experience that will provide them with the tools they need to succeed. As part of this commitment, it wanted to introduce a 1:1 computing program
NNPD relies on in-car mobile data devices to equip its officers with the tools they need when on patrol. However, of the 231 computers in use in the field, 143 were over eight years’ old, making them slow and prone to failure. The organization needed to update its fleet with more modern devices.
Every year at Qantas, over 2,000 computing devices reach end of life and must either be fixed, upgraded or responsibly recycled. The company had also set itself a target in 2010 to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill by 30 per cent by 2020.
Following an audit conducted by PwC in 2014, IPF embarked on a strategic programme to address a number of Business and ICT Continuity management issues. The company had a desire to ensure it has a robust and tested ICT Continuity capability across the business and needed its key suppliers to provide assurance that the supplied technology and applications could support its requirements.
As one of the pioneers of one-to-one programs, St. Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP) is continually refreshing its devices on campus. It needs to find the right devices to meet the needs of students and faculty.