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IT shifting to BPO services from legacy SI: Hitachi Systems CEO, Kitano

Yogesh Gupta | Dec. 14, 2016
Enterprises’ demands are fast changing from IT products delivery to service offerings, says Masahiro Kitano, President and CEO, Hitachi Systems

Releasing the restriction by the software license can be real force for SaaS market. It is about changing license model from legacy model and balance with the customer adopting cloud but utilizing on premise legacy license software.

What are your definite short-term and long-term plans for Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic in India and Hitachi Systems?

So far in Indian market, the primary demand for IT system is basic field such as financial accounting, production management”, CRM. Hitachi System has abundant experiences and expertise in these fields in the long history. Firstly, here in Indian market, we deploy the IT services by leveraging our capability cultivated in Japan.

In the long term, we aim to become a ‘service company’ to solve the customers’ problems and support their business by levering IT as tool.

Your suggestions to CIOs and CTOs of companies to build robust IT strategy for 2017.

CIOs and CTOs should convey the digital transformation path to their CEOs clearly. Legacy staff at times are not ready for new technology and there is often paucity of budgets. CIOs should have dedicated budgets from the board to lead digital transformation path.

CIOs should adopt cloud as their IT infrastructure. For SI and operations, consider it as variant cost, not fixed cost. Acquire the environment where big data analytics can readily be conducted. Manufacturing industry which is traditionally strong in India with a close relationship with IT and now IoT. And lastly, reinforce the security posture at your company.

Kitano’s crystal ball gazing for 2017

  • Security
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Machine Learning
  • Hyper Converged Infra
  • Open Source Software
  • Mobile App Development
  • Sensor & Monitoring

4 ‘Must-Dos’ for CIOs

Masahiro Kitanoimparts his bucket list of ‘must dos’ for IT decision makers of organizations.

1.Convey clearly the path of digital transformation (with dedicated budgets) to your CEOs.

2.Adopt cloud as your IT infra. For SI & operations, consider it as variant cost, not fixed cost.

3.Acquire the environment for big data analytics that can be readily and easily conducted.

4.Reinforce the holistic security strategy as its importance will increase further in IoT era.

 

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