Again in 2013 the Fujitsu Forum is an absolute must for decision-makers who face the challenge of shaping IT technology now and in the years ahead.
With the motto “Reshaping ICT – Reshaping Business and Society” we will present the latest ICT trends, innovations, and solutions together with our partners.
Take a close look at the solutions and services on offer, which are designed to reshape data centers and workplace environments. Listen to keynotes held by international top speakers and take part in the breakout sessions as well as the Expert Talks to discuss individual IT topics with our specialists.
Our amazing portfolio enables private and public-sector organizations to respond to internal and external challenges in a very flexible manner. Why not visit Fujitsu Forum and learn what we can do for you and your organization?
82 percent of last year’s visitors say that the event is one of the most relevant conferences in the industry, and 87 percent plan to attend once again this year. Be one of them and save the date:
6th and 7th November 2013.
Also watch this site for updates and register right now: http://www.fujitsu.com/fts/fujitsuforum.
Here are some Twitter impressions from last year’s event:
— Der Aba (@Der_Aba) November 24, 2012
— Stefan Ried (@StefanRied) November 8, 2012
— Ronna Porter (@Ronna) November 7, 2012
— Marko Wallin (@walokra) November 7, 2012
In addition here are some event reviews from the blogosphere:
Fujitsu Forum 2012 with LIFEBOOK4Life Insider
Fujitsu Forum 2012: What we saw on the first day
Insights to future workplace from Fujitsu Forum 2012
Register now – it will be great having you in Munich!
On day 1, Alex Wallner, GM & Area VP Central EMEA at NetApp opened the conference and welcomed around 70 attendees from 13 countries. Alex gave an overview about NetApp’s activities for SAP customers and he mentioned Fujitsu a couple of times as an important partner of NetApp in the SAP space together with our joint HANA and FlexFrame offerings.
Then, Dean Wardrope gave some insights into SAP’s Cloud infrastructure where they use 40PB of NetApp capacity, which counts for the larger share of the entire capacity in SAP’s data centers, and why NetApp is the dominant storage provider for SAP’s cloud infrastructure. Stetson Webster, Storage Architect from NetApp IT, then continued and showed how NetApp runs SAP internally and how they benefit from internal use of their cloning and data protection features as well as the new “always-on” features from deploying clustered Data ONTAP.
Before the break Christian Baier from Rehau took the stage. He not only presented how Rehau’s products help Austrian ski jumpers to be so successful. Not only do they provide a polymer for the jumps which is to be used in both winter and in summer, but he also explained why Rehau selected FlexFrame and that they use it due to its flexibility, completeness and ease of use. Christian also highlighted the cost reduction Rehau achieved with their decision to operate their SAP environment on their SAP Enterprise Cloud built on FlexFrame from NetApp and Fujitsu.
After a networking break it was Matt Watts, Director Technology and Strategy at NetApp, who gave a vital speech about his chat with a professor on a plane about parallelism of utility business and IT and how British Gas differentiate themselves based on their IT department. Matt then made transparent the difference NetApp makes by adding the “always-on feature” and nearly unlimited scalability of clustered DATA ONTAP in addition to their storage OS, which also provides peak efficiency and peak flexibility. His last topic was about the disruptions NetApp expects through Flash where NetApp is the first enterprise storage vendor with a full flash array available.
The evening closed with an interesting walk through the city of Vienna and dinner in the Albertina Passage dinner club. Here a number of interesting exchanges took place with other visitors about what they will take from the day and their experiences operating SAP landscapes.
The second day was structured with a number of break-out sessions, of which two sessions were provided by Fujitsu. The topic of the sessions was “SAP HANA: Challenges and Solutions from an Infrastructure Perspective with Business Impact”. Approx. 35 people attended both sessions in total and some interesting topics where discussed in the sessions. One customer asked when Fujitsu’s FlexFrame will be extended to support SAP HANA as well. The obvious answer is our FlexFrame Orchestrator solution which was announced in Nov 2012 and will be available at the end of this year. FlexFrame Orchestrator allows mixed workloads of traditional SAP systems in combination with SAP HANA based workloads.
At the closing lunch it turned out that one of the visitors was so compelled by what they had heard during the two days about the NetApp-Fujitsu partnership and about our FlexFrame offering that they requested a reference visit at Rehau in the next weeks. This aspect shows how beneficial such events could be where especially the experience exchange between customers could lead to new and inspiring insights.
The Fujitsu experience zone in Hall 2 as well as our “Future of Workplace-Truck” provide hands-on examples about the latest workplace products from Fujitsu. You can learn how current touch technology simplifies work using stationary PCs and thin clients as well as see our state-of-the-art notebooks and tablet PCs. E.g. the ESPRIMO Q910 delivers excellent performance, energy efficiency and manageability in a very small housing.
Or have a look at the stylish Fujitsu ESPRIMO X. This all in one PC features an adjustable 10-finger multi-touch display, which can even be laid out completely flat across any surface.
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Devices have become essential productivity tools – but are also fragile and easily damaged. Our new semi-ruggedized tablet is designed to solve this problem and ensures business continuity as companies still continue to invest in equipping their workforce with mobile tools. Semi-ruggedization means that this new Android tablet is water- and dustproof, hence tough enough to cope with the rigors of daily business use both in the office and on the road, and can even be used in the pouring rain.
Furthermore its toughened display glass reduces the risk of damage and a subsequent loss in productivity. Since it can be integrated into a company’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and comes with a large variety of pre-installed business apps such as document scanner and email manager, the STYLISTIC M702 guarantees anytime productivity. In addition, your company data stays safe with integrated fingerprint sensor, Full Disk encryption and Computrace tracking software. And all that weighing only 590g while providing up to 15 hrs of battery runtime.
Some technical specifications:
- Screen size: 25.7 cm (10.1 inch)
- Semi-ruggedized tablet PC
- Weight: 590 g
- Battery runtime: Up to 15 h (video playback)
- NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 AP37, Quad-Core, 1.7GHz
- TFT display with 1920×1200 resolution and toughened glass
- Waterproof IPX 5 / 7 / 8, Dustproof IP5X
- Android 4.0
For what job or task would you use the STYLSTIC M702?
All good things come in threes. I had the pleasure of announcing an “amazing thing” at this year’s Fujitsu Forum for the third time in a row. We call that thing the Fujitsu Personal Cloud and it will be available soon. What’s so amazing about it? Well, the Fujitsu Personal Cloud completes our cloud lineup and it has been designed especially for you, the user.
Let’s start at the beginning. As we were designing our cloud solution, our first goal was to create a new way to deliver and purchase software. We were aware that IaaS was an evolution, but we knew that mobility, combined with SaaS, would be a revolution. Why was that? Customers were tired of expensive, inflexible license contracts and yearly maintenance fees. They needed an easy and predictive model that would accommodate them as their business changed. That’s why we wanted to build an open-cloud ecosystem with partners who provided real cloud software, minus licenses or other lock-ins. We said we wanted to come up with an App Store for business customers and we did. We said that we wanted to add our partner network to this ecosystem – and we did. And as the traditional internet is rapidly changing from desktop browser consumption to mobile browser consumption, customers want to access and interact with their apps and data wherever they are.
Our second goal was to provide an ecosystem that allows customers to address specific business challenges with a fully flexible subscription model, but devoid of licenses or maintenance fees. We wanted a business model without any upfront investment. Moreover, we wanted an ecosystem that even lets users integrate their existing legacy enterprise applications and gives them control over which users could access which apps via a full-featured control panel. We said that we would add complete vertical solutions and that is exactly what we are doing right now with some great new apps in our Fujitsu Cloud Store.
Last, but not least, we want to make it a great experience for you personally. We want end users to be able to access their business apps wherever they are, from whatever device they are using, regardless of whether the app is legacy or a new SaaS. We want to bring together the best of the business and the enterprise cloud – and we are doing it. The new Fujitsu Personal Cloud combines it all in user-centric fashion. Users can access any subscription application via HTML5 protocol, independent of platform. The Web desktop also comes with basic productivity and collaboration features so no licenses are necessary, if users do not require a full set of classic office applications. What’s more, our Personal Cloud is not only user-centric; it is secure, reliable and fully flexible for data storage and applications.
We will conduct an internal pilot effective immediately and we expect to see results early in 2013. We will let you know sometime in the first quarter of 2013 when the Fujitsu Personal Cloud will be available.
So what should you do in the meantime?
Get in touch with us! We appreciate your feedback and we want to discuss the Fujitsu Personal Cloud with you.
So stay tuned and let’s talk.