Huawei highlights key collaborations at CONNECT 2016

Partnerships, customer-centric strategy, key to growth of the Enterprise Business Group

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Huawei highlights key collaborations at CONNECT 2016 Lida says companies that embrace disruption have the opportunity to gain a decisive competitive edge.
By  David Ndichu Published  September 4, 2016

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2016, Huawei announced a series of new solutions with key partners, along with the results of its newly conducted research on digital transformation across industries.

In his keynote speech at the conference, Yan Lida, president of Huawei Enterprise BG, said the emergence of maturing digital technologies and increasing economies of scale is disrupting many industries around the world. Companies that embrace this disruption and adopt new ICT to drive digital transformation have the opportunity to gain a decisive competitive edge, he added.

“Industry cloud is a business-driven digital transformation and is beyond the simple combination of cloud and industry; it is the integration of technologies into businesses. Digitised enterprises of the future will be about the production, transmission and analysis of data. It follows that they will require an ICT infrastructure that integrates cloud-pipe-device, and an open, flexible, agile and safe platform to forge close partnerships to develop rich applications and create an innovative, win-win ecosystem, which will drive the digital transformation of enterprises,” Lida said 

During a press conference dubbed “Leading New ICT, Powering Digital Transformation”, Diana Yuan, president of marketing and solutions sales of Huawei Enterprise BG, said the Enterprise BG has always been customer-centric, enabling customers to achieve business success while also driving Huawei’s own strong growth within the BG.

“Together with more than 400 global partners such as Accenture, SAP, General Electric (GE), T-Systems, Hexagon, Honeywell, Infosys, Siemens and Alston, Huawei is now delivering leading ICT technologies and platforms that integrate cloud-pipe-device, enabling customers to explore new business models and boost their agility and efficiency. To accelerate these shifts, Huawei has established ten interconnected Open Labs around the world to facilitate fast dialogue around business models, market needs, and technology solutions in various markets. We’re proud that our strategy and solutions have won the approval of customers worldwide."

Huawei published a new white paper titled “Business and Technology Leadership in Post-Digital Era”, developed by Forrester. At the launch, Nigel Fenwick, vice president and principal analyst of Forrester, said: "Enterprises of the future will be technology companies that truly put customers first. Enterprises need a complete transformation of their business models. Enterprise decision-makers need to see that digital business ecosystems will be the drivers of new profit models. Companies will have to make their services more agile with open APIs, continuous innovation, and cloud platforms. Moreover, enterprises will need to build open platforms for cloudification of their core business operations, edge data analysis, and machine insights."

Huawei and its global strategic partner Accenture issued enterprise cloud solutions together. They jointly provide verified enterprise SAP and Oracle cloud solutions which are based on Huawei FusionCloud solution for global enterprise customers' core applications to provide one-stop service. In the past two years, experts from Huawei and Accenture have worked side by side to develop enterprise cloud solutions to help clients reduce large capital investment in IT and meet flexible and scalable system requirements. 

Data analytics firm Lux Research reported that by 2020, the global Industrial IoT (IIoT) will be worth an estimated US$151 billion. The IIoT includes factory machinery and industrial products, with one typical example being the Internet of Elevators & Escalators (IoEE). At HUAWEI CONNECT 2016, Huawei announced that it will initial collaboration with Schindler Group, a leading global elevator manufacturer, to develop a Connected Elevators Solution that is open, flexible, and scalable. The solution can support the unified connection and management of Schindler’s one million elevators around the world. IoT technology transmits operational data from the elevators in real-time to enable elevator data simulation, achieving preventive maintenance through and cloud-based big data analysis. Elevator safety will be enhanced, while the operational cost of the elevators can potentially be significantly reduced.

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