Focused on expanding the target market and growing the business, the managers of Caffè Moak decided in 2016 to upgrade the company’s now obsolete IT system and adopt the SAP HANA environment, with a view to achieving real digital transformation. In the summer of that year, the company then embarked on a short but intense phase of analyzing the hardware platforms that were currently available on the market.
TIGI Linea produces and sells various hair care products, including shampoos, conditioners and lighteners, to hairdressers, salon owners and consumers. Now based in Lewisville, Texas, it was incorporated in 1985 and now operates as a subsidiary of global giant Unilever.
Slingeland Hospital is located in Doetinchem, the Netherlands, and was founded in 1975 as a result of the merger between Wilhelmina Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital. It is a medium sized general hospital with 350 beds and 1,600 staff. A further merger with SKB Winterswijk Hospital is taking place from 2017. Slingeland Hospital is planning to build a new hospital in Doetinchem over the next three years.
As a global player, Siemens takes a proactive approach to identifying the wide range of security threats and risks that might affect the company, using a variety of internal and external sources. Gerald Ulmer’s team is responsible for the security in Siemens AG’s Governance & Markets division and relies on PRIMEFLEX for Hadoop, a forward-looking platform providing innovative processing and analytical evaluation of this type of data, which is designed to support commercial interests and decisions.
Libraries NI was established in April 2009 and is the public library service for Northern Ireland. Library services are free for members and are delivered through a network of 96 branch libraries, two heritage libraries, 16 mobile libraries and 10 home call vehicles across Northern Ireland.
Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater lake in Japan. It provides a source of water for 14 million people in the Shiga region, and is home to more than 1,000 species of plants and animals. The lake is managed by the Lake Biwa Development Integrated Operation & Maintenance Office, a subsidiary of Japan Water Agency.
Despite its strong position in the market, FFG is facing external changes. “With a falling population, declining birth-rate and aging society, the market is expected to shrink in the future,” says Kenichi Nagayoshi, CEO of iBank marketing Co., Ltd. and Assistant General Manager of the Sales Planning Division of Fukuoka Financial Group.
As a global business employing 156,000 people across the world, Fujitsu Limited (Fujitsu) began developing a new Global Communications Platform in 2010 to promote workstyle transformation and innovation.
Local government water and sewerage utilities are facing numerous challenges, including reduced demand triggered by declining population and birthrate, aging facilities, and the retirement of experienced senior engineers.
The Qol Group has opened dispensing pharmacies in over 700 stores throughout Japan. Qol pharmacies are based on one-on-one relationships with medical institutions to provide exclusive pharmacy services. In its efforts to be the ‘pharmacy of choice’, Qol puts customers first in its store deployment strategy.
Since its establishment in 1917, TOMOE Corporation (TOMOE) has been involved in the design, manufacture and implementation work on a vast array of buildings, steel towers, bridges and steel structures.
Water and sewerage works operations of local government face many challenges. The volume of water demand is decreasing because of Japan’s low birth rate and aging society, and water facilities built for higher volumes of demand in the past period of high Japanese economic growth continue to age. Moreover, as many skilled technicians reach retirement age, passing on the knowledge to the next generation is an issue.
The Swedish Transport Agency’s (STA) aim is to ensure good accessibility, high quality, secure and environmentally aware rail, air, sea and road transport. It has overall responsibility for drawing up regulations and ensuring that authorities, companies, organizations and citizens abide by them. The
Coop Trading is the sourcing company for Coop in Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden, handling joint purchasing, quality assurance and design of private label and fruit and vegetables, as well as negotiating indirect goods and services spend, and branded goods contracts.
Transnet SOC Ltd. is the largest and most crucial part of the freight logistics chain that delivers goods to each and every South African. Every day Transnet delivers thousands of tons of goods through its pipelines, and both to and from its ports.
Halyk Bank uses hardware from multiple vendors with x86 servers from three different vendors, including Fujitsu. Overall, the different vendors account for approximately the same share of hardware in the bank’s IT infrastructure. If each blade in the chassis is considered as a server, Halyk Bank has purchased some 400 servers during its cooperation with Fujitsu.
RBS has worked with Fujitsu in various capacities for over 14 years. What began as a tactical break/fix service has, over the years, evolved into a more strategic partnership. As the company recently embarked on a digital transformation programme focused on workplace enablement, its relationship with Fujitsu has deepened further yet.
For over seven years, Hemsworth Academy, had relied on a storage array that was no longer fit for purpose and reaching end of life. In the context of an extremely limited budget, the school needed to find a replacement that would provide the foundation for its IT infrastructure for many years to come.
2gether had relied on a blend of physical and virtual servers located in a shared service data centre that operates within the wider NHS community. This set-up came with implications for both responsiveness and cost because it often required the purchase of physical servers.
Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL) is a joint venture between Tata Power and the Government of Delhi which distributes electricity to a populace of 7 million. The company started operations on July 1, 2002 after the unbundling of the former Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB).
The San Carlos Clinical Hospital (HCSC) has sought to improve care, teaching and research since it was founded in 1787. During over two centuries of history, the hospital has changed and adapted to meet the demands of the residents of Madrid and the high standard of its facilities and staff have made it a national and international leader.
Australia Post is one of the most trusted brands in Australia, with an extended workforce of 54,000 people across its integrated delivery, logistics, retail and eCommerce network. Its purpose is to help its people, customers and communities deliver a better future. Its strategy is informed by, and focused on, services that meet customers’ contemporary needs.
Fraikin prides itself on its leadership in delivering bespoke vehicle leasing arrangements that meet the specific needs of customers spanning a wide range of industries. Maintaining this differentiation requires extremely flexible contractual processes, something that has traditionally taken a great deal of time to perfect for each customer.
St. Michael the Archangel Diocesan Regional High School is a co-educational college preparatory school that provides a rigorous, comprehensive education. Staffed by a dedicated faculty, the school prides itself on an innovative Technology Department offering courses that range from Computer Science to Advanced Programming and Computer Architecture.
The National Treasury Secretariat (Secretaria do Tesouro Nacional - STN) is the central federal accounting body and custodian of tax policy of the Brazilian government. Its functions are, among others, to receive accounting and financial information and tax statistics from the subnational entities, then to publish and disseminate it to the public: Municipalities, States, Federal District, and the Union.
Since its foundation in 2000, Tara Jewels has relied on SAP® to support critical business functions such as ERP and finance. However, accessing the accumulated data and producing reports quickly became difficult and time-consuming. The company wanted to introduce a more effective automated platform to make its operations more efficient.
The AVITA Resort Bad Tatzmannsdorf has been crowned Austria’s ‘Wellness Spa of the Year’ three times in a row. The company sees the award as a reflection of its dedication to its customers, who rely on being able to get in and out of the complex quickly and pay efficiently at the tills, and expect the hotel and spa’s building technologies to work flawlessly.
Fujitsu first partnered with SAA in 1995 and in 2005 helped it migrate from its Genesis software to the Fujitsu PegaSys platform, a sophisticated, end-to-end business system for scheduling aircraft and crew. Although PegaSys is an industry leading product, over the years it had become dated.
To ensure standardized business processes at its globally distributed locations, the adhesives manufacturer wanted to introduce a global SAP solution. The company’s intention was to initially implement the systems at its head office in the US, followed by a gradual rollout at other locations in North and South America, Europe, India, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.
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.
The Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria was founded in 1967 and now has six departments and more than eight thousand students. The university aims to foster growth in Calabria and Italy through research, training and the quality of the services offered to students and the local area.
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).