At Fujitsu Forum we are introducing, together with the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, an “Intelligent Desk”. Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization with a strong focus on people’s needs, e.g. health, security, communication, energy and the environment.
This Intelligent Desk acts as the front-end device for a wide range of End User Services and shows the latest technology used in ergonomic and efficient working. It covers state-of-the-art illumination concepts as well as current ergonomic furniture technology. The Intelligent Desk integrates Fujitsu’s IT know-how and demonstrates our UC&C solutions live. You can see that the workplace of the future is almost cable-free. Touch functions and gesture control are also fully integrated together with digital import options for analog documents so that they can be processed further.
We invite all visitors to experience the future of workplaces first hand at the Democenter (Innovation area). We have prepared some interesting showcases, where we would like to invite you to join us on a journey to a Reshaped Workplace.
The change in society is being driven by mobile devices, big data and social networks. So, the infrastructure behind it all is key. Fujitsu has the industry’s strongest and broadest cloud portfolio with 3600+ organizations using a Fujitsu cloud.
One of the main data center challenges is about taking control of shadow IT without stopping the business. In fact, shadow IT starts because departments feel that they’re being held back, and shadow IT spending is expected to increase. Additionally, IT professionals have to keep businesses going, knowing that data will increase. Questions: How do we transform compute services and storage? What about networks?
Regardless of how much you virtualize, data centers are often hybrids. Some companies may have a private cloud, but how do we manage storage in a virtualized environment? By virtualizing you create files. So, how do you keep track? VMware allows you to attach policies. VSAN allows you to bundle different items in the data center. But the network can limit agility in provisioning services:
- Provisioning is slow
- Placement in limited
- Mobility is limited
The answer is networking virtualization which allows networks to be pooled. You can do this with VMware’s NSX. Once the network has been virtualized, it’s basically a cloud which can be templatized and replicated.
Once everything has been virtualized, including the network, you need to look at IT management. Cloud management has to be agile, scalable and simple. In the data center defined by VMware software:
- All infrastructure is virtualized and
- Delivered as a service
Fujitsu’s Dynamic Infrastructure VMware vCloud Reference Architecture is about setting up VMware private clouds faster — up to 30% faster. It’s a validated IT infrastructure which lets customers become more productive sooner. How? By leveraging best-practice configurations.
Managing and integrating cloud services is about how to provision your business services to meet your business needs. What are the workloads and triggers for the business applications you’re delivering for your data center? One size does not fit all.
Some services might be just right for, say, SaaS. Others will be better suited to traditional IT. Your operations environment has to accommodate different models of applications and service delivery.
The types of service and journey Fujitsu and VMware are able to take you on are about realizing your business benefits.
To find out more or to talk to our experts, come to Fujitsu Forum 2013.
Whereas just a few years ago the concept of mobility was just about having a mobile phone or laptop, that is no longer the case. Nowadays, users are using several mobile devices at once. But, that is not all. Mobility also applies to giving, say, external consultants limited access to company data, and mobility also has to be managed. Additionally, security is always a key concern. Addressing just one of these concerns, or a combination of them, might seem like a huge challenge, though, this need not be the case. At Fujitsu Forum 2013, we will be showing a number of devices, solutions and services that address these matters. Let’s start with the devices.
Do your employees require a combination of style, extremely high resolution and lightness?
If yes, the LIFEBOOK U904 Ultrabook™, the slimmest 14-inch Ultrabook available with only 1.39 kg, sporting a staggering resolution of 3200 x 1800, is just what they need.
For non-stop workers, the LIFEBOOK S904 is the perfect fit. With up to 24 hours battery runtime in a truly thin housing, they can fly around the world without recharging.
Or, are your employees constantly out, for example, surveying land or buildings? If so, the LIFEBOOK T904 Ultrabook™ with its bi-directional rotatable super high definition display is the right device. They can write with the pen for personal notes, draw diagrams or use the touch capability for flipping through slides — without compromising on enterprise-class security, connectivity and comfort.
Do your employees take customer orders, say, in a restaurant or lounge? Why not equip them with a semi-ruggedized tablet such as a STYLISTIC Q704 or Q584? With the Fujitsu Shell concept, these can be individualized to suit your needs.
Now, let’s take a broader look at mobility.
Let’s assume that you need to hire an external consultant. Typically, they would have their own laptop. How do you make sure that they can access only the information they need? With Windows to Go, included in Windows 8 Enterprise, you can provide a secure desktop environment, loaded from a USB stick, and usable on their personal laptop.
Mobility also needs to be managed. This means taking into consideration mobile application and device management to support and control your mobile environment while also safeguarding corporate data and protecting privacy, maybe through a cloud environment. We will be showing a live role play showing both the user at work, as well as, the administration in a large enterprise or SMB.
How are you managing mobility?
What stumbling blocks have you come across?
Feel free to talk to our experts at the Fujitsu Forum, and see what Fujitsu can do for you.
Nowadays, customers not only need Cloud services from experienced providers but even more so a way to manage these multiple cloud services.
The FUJITSU Cloud Integration Platform enables clients to manage, integrate and aggregate both traditional non-cloud and cloud services from a single unified portal.
The FUJITSU Cloud Integration Platform provides:
- centralized provisioning of cloud resources – whether they be infrastructure, platforms or software
- a powerful tool for integrating systems, processes and data – such as combing Salesforce.com with the existing SAP system
- centralized data management: no matter where the cloud service runs, a copy of the corporate information is always held securely and separately
- constant monitoring and reporting of cloud and non-cloud systems and processes, which means a more proactive service for users – where ever their system is located
- end to end service management through a single pane of glass for both cloud and on-premise systems
- and finally identity and access management which ensures that only authorized people access your systems
Become a Cloud enabler
The Platform enables the CIO and the IT team to become the cloud enabler within their organization. This allows other parts of the business to “Bring their own Cloud” to a governed IT service for the organization – satisfying the growing requirements organizations have around managing risks and being compliant.
Early adopter program
The Platform will be available during Q1 of 2014 and in the meantime we are welcoming limited numbers of early adopter customers.
To find out more
For more information about the platform please look at:
Firstly, Masami Yamamoto, Fujitsu President and Representative Director welcomed the guests and outlined Fujitsu’s capabilities and Fujitsu’s desire to shape our customers’ future with them.
After an exciting intro with Japanese style drums the stage was taken by Rod Vawdrey, Corporate Executive Vice President & President, Fujitsu International Business. He quickly asked the key question: How can Fujitsu help reshape business, ICT and society?
“We have finally arrived in the global Village”, said Rod Vawdrey. The global village is an interlinked, web-shaped, cloud based, high speed, data intensive, mobile enabled society and economy.
But the global village brings challenges with it.
Even local businesses compete on a global basis with competitors they know and the ones they don’t know. Citizens are becoming globalized. To them governments are also service providers. There are also new security challenges. The sheer volume of information coming from the global village is astounding, e.g. 2.7 billion internet users, more than 750 tweets are sent every second. How can all this data be mined and analyzed? In real-time? But there’s more:
- World population is on a dangerous growth path, making food production a key issue
- More than 60% of the world lives in cities
- Society is aging
- By 2020 we will need nearly 2 earths to give people the goods and services they need.
ICT can cope with these challenges and Fujitsu has the capabilities and vision for the future to make the world a place where we can live and prosper. Fujitsu calls this the Human Centric Intelligent Society. The dimensions of the Human Centric Intelligent Society are:
- Technology infrastructure
- an infrastructure that supports more intuitive people and processes and is seamlessly integrated for private and public use
- The Internet of Things is where people communicate with each other via the digital world, e.g. a fridge which detects when you’re running out of milk and orders the milk automatically
- Fujitsu has engineered even more complex solutions, Tokyo’s taxis work with SPATIOWL and become road sensors relaying information to the cloud and receiving information about the traffic and weather and provides a live map of the roads in Tokyo.
- Enriching information
- Business and public life are based on information. Boeing together with Fujitsu has developed an RFID solution to manage aircraft parts. The technology allows attaching the RFID tag to every single part, and the software interprets the tag and shows where items need to be inspected or repaired. The staff’s productivity is also improved.
- Empowering people to create more information
- We must give people the tools to stay and respond to their environment and maintain control in their social, public or personal life, e.g. the ‘K’ computer which supports people in e.g. drug development and testing or modeling heart functions. In Taiwan the Weather Bureau is using a PRIMEHPC FX10 to monitor and analyze climate change.
Fujitsu does not subscribe to one size fits all – every customer is individual and Fujitsu has the right services and products for every need.
Rod invited Hans-Dieter Wysuwa to talk about Fujitsu’s products. He proudly announced the 300th SAP HANA installation at a Fujitsu customer. Besides adding value to intelligent technologies, Fujitsu also has great server systems, e.g. PRIMEQUEST mission-critical servers for the BI on HANA and for the business suite on HANA to be shipped from 2014 onwards. Hans-Dieter also showed the LIFEBOOK S904 which works 24 hours on a single battery. He also announced the ETERNUS S3 storage systems which are far faster than any other system. He proudly announced, “Data is our domain!”
Joel O’Halloran explained that services are how Fujitsu works and how we solve our customers’ problems.
Fujitsu builds, manages and maintains data centers 24×7. To do this we have Fujitsu’s methodologies, but we also have the right people with the right skills. These people are not looking at bits and bytes — they’re looking at business results. Their focus is providing service availability.
Fujitsu has 18000 services employees in EMEA and over 31000 service staff worldwide. Our service business accounts for over 50% of our business. We deal with 11 leading car manufacturers, 370 million airline passengers fly using Fujitsu know-how, and we work with all G8 governments. In the UK 99% of citizens are using technology managed by Fujitsu.
Fujitsu Solutions and Cloud
Cameron McNaught came on stage and explained how Fujitsu is investing in globally repeatable solutions which remove complexity and risk. Fujitsu is targeting Big Data, Mobility and Cloud. Our solutions are focused on business outcomes. Fujitsu delivers mobile solutions for airline customers or a European retailer using Big Data to prevent online fraud. Cameron announced the Fujitsu Cloud for SAP HANA, which is available for pilot customers starting this quarter and then globally from 2014.
Fujitsu Cloud Integration Platform
Cameron also explained that nowadays, customers not only need Cloud services from experienced providers but even more so a way to manage these multiple cloud services.
The Fujitsu Cloud Integration Platform enables clients to manage, integrate and aggregate both traditional non-cloud and cloud services from a single unified portal and uses a single sign-on. There are live demos here at the Fujitsu Forum.
Rod’s final message was that when it comes to facing the challenges of the Global Village, Fujitsu can assist you in at a local or global level.
Finally, Rod handed over to Dr. Hideyuki Saso, Corporate Senior Executive
Vice President and Representative Director, CTO & CMO President, Marketing
FUJITSU LIMITED, who made it clear that as one of the largest ICT companies, Fujitsu is very aware of its responsibility to create a better world. We have over 100 000 engineers all over the world. But our focus is not on building single products and services, rather our focus is on building the Human Centric Intelligent Society and increase the happiness of all mankind by shaping tomorrow with our customers.