Fujitsu Forum 2013 is fast approaching and the hashtag #FujitsuForum will be rocking the Twitter and Facebook timelines over the next few days! Whether you’re attending our Munich event in person or following it online, be sure you get connected and follow the Fujitsu channels for the keynotes and announcements. You can literally follow the entire event through the hashtag on Facebook and Twitter.
We have created this social media survival post to highlight the following:
Official event hashtag:
Official Fujitsu Channels:
> Main Twitter account to follow is @Fujitsu_TS & @Fujitsu_Global
> Main Facebook account to follow is Fujitsu Forum on Facebook
> Main blog to follow: Face2Fujitsu
> Foursquare (when you check in, you’ll see some tips)
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If you prefer to follow the event in German, click here to access the German social media channels.
Looking forward to connecting with everyone at the #FujitsuForum,
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Fujitsu today confirms once again that its PRIMERGY Blade Servers provide a faster, simpler and lower-cost way to build and run an IT infrastructure. They deliver a fast return on investment through business proven quality and their leading price/performance. This statement is confirmed by the achievement of a new world record for dual-socket servers in VMware’s virtualization benchmark. This clearly proves that PRIMERGY Server Blades offer better performance in virtualized environments compared to other systems and thus improves competitiveness and generates added value for a company.
Under official test conditions measured in the PRIMERGY Performance Lab in Paderborn a matched pair configuration of two PRIMERGY BX924 S3 servers, each with two Intel Xeon E5-2690 processors, achieved a score of 12.05@10 tiles in VMware’s VMmark V2 benchmark. Further details can be found at: http://www.vmware.com/a/assets/vmmark/pdf/2013-05-30-Fujitsu-BX924S3.pdf
The comparison reflects the status of May 30th, 2013. The current VMmark results are available at http://www.vmware.com/a/vmmark/.
In addition the PRIMERGY BX924 S3 Server Blades still are in the leading positions in the categories with 64 total cores (4 hosts, non-matched pair), 96 total cores (6 hosts, non-matched pair) and 128 total cores (8 hosts, non-matched pair) of the VMware VMmark ranking.
In case you haven’t read it yet, I recommend Andrew Mason’s good-bye memo to the Groupon staff . Not only is it an example of fresh and transparent enterprise communication of which we will need more in the future, it also ends with a memorable insight. Mason writes: “Have the courage to start with the customer. My biggest regrets are the moments that I let a lack of data override my intuition on what’s best for our customers.”
Never before were customers so much at the heart of our businesses. While we have been talking about customer-centric approaches in product development, sales or communication for many years, with Social Media and Cloud technologies we are looking at a completely new story. Until now, companies were just trying to imagine or research what customers might want (and data was often the basis for conclusion), today customers share their opinions and wishes directly. Before, only experts would put their creativity into innovations, today customers chime in into a joint brainstorm.
Moreover, while before companies would advertise their goods and services in the media, today customers are happily – and unhappily – spreading the word. According to new research by the German ICT association Bitkom that was published at CeBIT (which had “shareconomy” as a theme this year) 83 percent of German Internet users share content online. “Experiences with products and services” ranging among the top three types of content shared. But most strikingly, 13 percent of German internet users have already participated in crowd-sourcing projects aimed at innovating products or services of a company. Another 25 percent say they can imagine participating in this kind of activity in the future. This is the so-called reluctant and skeptical Germany!
Understandably, many companies have mixed feelings when thinking about discussing their innovation projects in public. However, this thought is only scary as long as we think in the old categories of products and services. In the shareconomy relationships are the true assets of a company. Or as Simon Sinek puts it in his great TED talk: People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. If the reason for a product or service is the fact that you listened to your customers, your goal should be to ensure that your customers keep talking to you.
When we are talking about shareconomy, we are not talking about a new economical system but about a new culture. A culture in which it is not possessions that define our worth and wealth but the way we make USE of goods and services. A culture where what is not used is literally of no use and high usage increases the value of something instead of decreasing it. Take social media tools: many are not for sale as such. What you buy is a license to use them. If you don’t use it, there is nothing you have to take care of. If you do use it, you benefit from sharing the tool with many others as you get better service, faster innovation and better conditions. You profit from the relationships that are formed around the product.
In the shareconomy people share goods and services just like they share their opinions. But just like sharing opinions needs protection of identities and secure environments, the shareconomy needs a certain level of security and reliability. Sharing is often associated with Open Source software, which is still eyed with suspicion by many CIOs. But it is way better than its image and already widely used in enterprise environments. Rafael Laguna has nicely depicted some myths of Open Source in this article.
In my opinion, the shareconomy needs two things: the right mindset and the right infrastructure. Our goal at Fujitsu is to provide both for our customers. So please, keep talking to us. We appreciate it and we are listening!
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As a leading IaaS provider Fujitsu is supporting Grocon, one of the largest construction companies in Australia, and helping them to successfully implement a vision for the future. Our Cloud solutions and practical approach have opened new opportunities for Grocon as we have helped them to set up a flexible and scaling infrastructure.
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