Daiwa Institute of Research, Fujitsu, and KDDI Build Myanmar's First Cloud-Computing Environment

Tokyo, December 25, 2012 — Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd. (DIR),Fujitsu Limited, and KDDI Corporation today announced that they have collaborated to build the Republic of the Union of Myanmar's first cloud computing environment. Built for the Central Bank of Myanmar, the new cloud environment is designed to improve efficiency in the bank's operations. It consists of a private cloud platform designed, constructed, and operated in compliance with the Alliance Cloud, a standardized cloud model certified by the DIR-led Global Alliance for User-driven Cloud Computing, as well as a desktop service that features security countermeasures.

In advance of the fast-approaching economic integration of ASEAN nations scheduled for 2015, Myanmar, now rapidly implementing democratic reforms, has been actively seeking to modernize its financial sector by relaxing financial regulations, making preparations to establish a stock exchange(1) and taking other initiatives. Under these circumstances, operating stability at the Central Bank of Myanmar is ever-more crucial to the country's financial system given its pivotal role in issuing and managing currency and implementing monetary policy.


Fujitsu Public Cloud Service Wins Green IT Award

Tokyo, October 1, 2012 — Fujitsu today announced that, as part of the Green IT Awards 2012 presented by Japan's Green IT Promotion Council, it has received the Commerce and Information Policy Bureau Director-General Award in the category of "Savings in Society's Energy Consumption by IT" for its public cloud service, Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform/S5 (FGCP/S5). The award was presented in recognition of the lower energy usage enabled by the global expansion of FGCP/S5 and its innovative service model.

About the Green IT Award

The Green IT Award was established to honor the development and application of IT equipment, services and solutions that reduce energy consumption, with the aim of increasing the prevalence of eco-friendly green IT and bringing about a society that values environmental preservation while achieving economic growth.


Linked Data Connecting and Exploiting Big Data

Big data is a term that has risen to prominence describing data that exceeds the processing capacity of conventional database systems. With many solutions entering the marketplace it’s all too easy to focus on the technology that allows big data processing for real-time business analytics and yet to lose sight of the long-term goal of integrating many data sources to provide even potential.

This paper has been written for Chief Technology Officers and senior architects in order to set out some of the challenges that big data solutions may bring and to suggest one approach that Fujitsu feels has the potential to provide particular value – the use of linked data to integrate data sources and better enable the exploitation of data to meet the challenges of the business, namely an expectation of near real-time business intelligence, free from the technology limitations that are imposed by a particular database structure.

The paper explains the concept of big data before examining the various approaches taken to data management in an enterprise IT context, explaining why each approach presents its own challenges. Some readers may wish to skip this section of the report and move straight to page 8, which examines the functions that a big data solution must perform, before the paper considers the related concept of linked data and its potential to act as a unifying technology, along with the associated architectural patterns. We then examine the integration of big data and linked data within an organisation, including the challenges that need to be addressed before providing a view of the future of data, summary and conclusions.

Throughout the paper, extensive reference is made to a variety of third party and Fujitsu resources that have been used.

Fujitsu Laboratories Develops Technology to Automatically Resolve Performance Problems in Distributed Storage

Kawasaki, Japan, July 30, 2012 — Fujitsu Laboratories Limited today announced the development of a technology that automatically resolves problems caused by concentrated accessing of popular data items in a distributed storage system in order to curb access-time slowdowns.

Distributed storage combines multiple servers into a single storage. Increasing the number of servers improves storage capacity and performance, making this approach appropriate for storing data that grows day by day. Furthermore, storing replicas of the same data simultaneously on multiple servers increases data reliability and access performance. If, however, there is a sharp increase in accesses to a particular stored data item, the load on the server storing it will increase, which may greatly cause an upturn in user access times.


Fujitsu Upgrades Accounting Systems for Osaka City

Tokyo, July 19, 2012 — Fujitsu today announced that it has deployed IPKNOWLEDGE, a solution for internal data management for public sector institutions, to construct a new accounting system for the City of Osaka, which has the largest number of employees among municipalities in Japan.

While conventional accounting systems require the use of dedicated computers, Fujitsu's IPKNOWLEDGE system is entirely web-based, enabling employees to access the system from their own work computers. This access environment drastically improves operational efficiency, such as for budget planning. The upgrade has also made the system more user-friendly, as the time the system can be used has been extended by two hours. Furthermore, by providing each employee with a unique user ID, administrators are able to manage operating authorizations and usage history, strengthening overall security for the system.


Fujitsu Launches New "Akisai" Cloud for the Food and Agricultural Industries

 Tokyo, July 18, 2012 — Fujitsu today announced the launch of its new "Akisai" cloud for the food and agricultural industries, which will be available from October of this year. Based on Fujitsu's field testing over the past three years on the use of ICT on the front lines of agriculture, the Akisai cloud achieves rapid improvements in the efficiency of agricultural management by employing ICT.

With the concept of "utilizing ICT to ensure plentiful food supplies in the future," Fujitsu's new service is the first of its kind worldwide that has been designed to provide comprehensive support to all aspects of agricultural management, such as for administration, production, and sales in open field cultivation of rice and vegetables, horticulture, and in animal husbandry. With the on-site utilization of ICT as a starting point, the service aims to connect distributors, agricultural regions, and consumers through an enhanced value chain.


Document Scanning in the Office

Advanced Recording Techniques

This white paper explores how document scanning can improve productivity, protect information, and create opportunities to lower operational costs in front office environments. It cites independent research conducted with individuals from 180 organizations representing a cross section of small, medium, and global businesses representing manufacturing, high technology, financial services, retail, health care, transportation, real estate, and professional service industries. In addition, public sector organizations representing utilities, educational institutions, State, local, and federal government agencies also participated in the research. The conclusions summarized in this white paper show that the scanning of documents will accelerate in the front office as paper documents continue to be the lifeblood of everyday work processes.

Executive Summary

Document scanning has evolved from the traditional, monolithic “back-office” production-level systems for capturing documents to the current de-centralized model where information is captured “at the point of need.” Like traditional scanning applications, these de-centralized operations focus mainly on documents whose value has been predetermined to be critical to a particular line of business. However, a new need has emerged where all types of business documents will be scanned regardless of their known value to the organization. The realization that all documents can increase in their value once digitized will drive much of the new market for document scanning. This new frontier for scanning will be focused on “front office” environments where information workers interact with customers, partners, and each other.

The need for digitizing paper documents to enhance productivity, security, compliance and data protection has extended beyond specific line-of-business applications to include every document type, at every level of the organization, across government and industry; in small, medium, and large enterprises.

This white paper is divided into seven sections:

  • Section one provides an introduction to the paper problems facing today’s business professional and an overview of the research conducted in support of this document
  • Sections two through six analyze research findings related to paper filing, storage, and retrieval, the emergence of Adobe PDF as the ideal container for scanned images, security and disaster recovery, and information distribution.
  • Section seven provides a summary and conclusion.

Fujitsu Strengthens Value of Production and Departmental Scanners with New Image-Enhancement Software and Improved Image-Processing Functionality

Sunnyvale, CA — Fujitsu, the market leader in document imaging scanners, recently announced that it is bundling Kofax® VRS® 5.0 Professional, ScandALL PRO V2.0 Premium software, and Scanner Central Admin functionality with its high performance departmental and production scanning solutions, including the Fujitsu fi-6670, fi-6770, fi-6670A, fi-6770A, fi-5530C2, fi-5950, and fi-6800.

By combining the industry’s leading scanning technology and software into one package, Fujitsu customers will gain even more value from their purchase. The new software upgrades and improved image processing capabilities provide users with the latest in document imaging functionality, allowing them to boost automation, productivity and efficiency.

Fujitsu Launches New Enetune Cloud-based Energy Management System

Tokyo, May 15, 2012 — Fujitsu today announced the development of Enetune, a cloud-based energy management system (EMS) service to be available starting at the end of June. The service collects energy data from all of a company's business locations, including leased or rented buildings and retail locations. By consolidating and centrally managing this data in the cloud, businesses can bring integrated and cross-sectional clarity to their energy usage.

This makes it possible for customers to shift from a conventional model in which improvements are individually implemented for each location to a new approach of performing central energy management for all buildings. As a result, companies will be able to compare and evaluate power usage efficiency across multiple business locations and implement effective countermeasures. In addition, through power demand forecasting capabilities employing the latest technology from Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, the new service enables customers to implement countermeasures, such as relying on energy storage devices and generating power internally during times when power demand is expected to peak, and to use remote control and automatic control capabilities. This also helps businesses to avoid exceeding power levels specified in their electric utilities agreements.


Océ Deploys Virtual Tap Technology to Achieve Optimal Data Protection Throughout Europe

The Challenge

Consolidation of data protection – elimination of individual dataprotection solutions in a heterogeneous system environment with BS2000 and MVS systems plus several hundred servers in the open system area Management of enormous growth in volume – deployment highperformance, easily scalable solution to support centralization of data protection for European locations

The Solution

Océ enables its customers to deal effectively with information, and of
course the company consistently uses innovative technology to build on
its own competitive advantages. The most recent example involved
deployment of a seamless solution for central data protection based on
virtual tape technology from Fujitsu. The modular solution features the
CentricStor Virtual Tape Appliance and NetWorker backup software
from Fujitsu, which Océ Printing Systems has used to make data protection
service more economical and more reliable for all of its European locations
while boosting performance at the same time. Since Océ operates a
heterogeneous environment with over 300 systems, the company now
especially benefits from the unique capability of CentricStor for crossplatform consolidation of tape processing.

The Project

Océ uses a high-performance IT infrastructure to maintain workflow
efficiency. For example, several BS2000 and MVS systems control the
company’s automated production lines, development activities and
testing. In addition, more than 300 servers in an open-systems area
handle SAP® applications and Oracle® databases as well as e-mail and
CAD programs. Up to now, Océ has been using island solutions for
data protection. These included outmoded tape virtualization for
mainframes and NetWorker backup for open systems, both of which
were directly linked with tape libraries using older tape technology.
Since the performance of the solution in the mainframe environment
was unsatisfactory, the customer decided to introduce the CentricStor
Virtual Tape Appliance. “CentricStor is the only solution that permits
cross-platform consolidation of tape processing,” says Sebastian
Hohentanner, Group Head SAP Base/Data Center Services with Océ
Printing systems. This was a benefit that paid off quickly since the
company decided to centralize the data centers of the European Océ
locations in early 2005.


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