Digital Transformation in NZ – What CIOs really need to know

digitaltransformationNZ It’s hard to shock any CIO these days with word of new advances and ‘game-changing’ innovations, but how do you best ride this wave of rapid digitalisation? We hear the term ‘digital transformation’ thrown about so much that it inevitably leads to different interpretations and differing opinions on what it actually means, what actions to take and what technologies to deploy. We as digital leaders and IT leaders need a way to explain it all back to our businesses because adapting to these innovations is our number one priority. This change isn’t going to stop; there will always be new things we need to comprehend and implement.

Digital made simple

The easiest way to understand how digital transformation can be applied to your organisation is to focus on the steps involved, not the technology. A universal theory of digitalisation is what we like to term it – this is how we take a business problem or a challenge and put it through a process to come out with an informed outcome. The process of digital transformation  Data – Gather data points. Information – Visualise data to understand what is happening. Gaps – Identify what gaps there are in the data that need to be addressed. Insight – Why is this happening? What patterns and insights can be gathered? Think – What can we do to change and improve it? Act – Make the change. Learn – Loop back and examine if the solution is working and continually refine it. I talk in more depth about this process in one of my previous blogs here. 

How CIOs can make it work 

At the heart of the digital transformation process lies enterprise applications. These are the essential business IT systems that increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction and, ultimately, deliver cost reductions in a fiercely competitive business environment. The CIO agenda is being driven by these needs and many organisations are outsourcing part, or all, of their enterprise applications portfolio to a specialist business applications services provider. At Fujitsu, we are applying this D.I.G.I.T.A.L process to our work with organisations and achieving outstanding results. By leveraging our global alliance with Microsoft, together, we are building solutions that meet the application project and application outsourcing needs of our customers.

Results that stand out 

We were recently recognised for our implementation expertise at this year’s Microsoft Partner Awards, where we were commended for our clear focus on cloud transformation, particularly around Office 365 and cloud-based mobility device management. The Microsoft stack is enabling dramatic transformation to occur and in today’s world, it’s a must not a maybe to leverage new advances. Our best-in-class capability around Windows 10 migrations is evidenced by the more-than-15,000 seats we deployed in 2016. One of our stand-out implementations was for the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and our work has now helped them embrace digital to begin transforming education assessment. Download our infographic to find out how NZQA’s move to Windows 10 has increased staff mobility and boosted productivity.

 

 

 

 

Or if you’re ready to see what’s right for your business, book an appointment with our Workplace Anywhere Team to run a proof of concept. Book my appointment.

The Fujitsu World Tour countdown is on!

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After months of planning and preparation Fujitsu World Tour is headed down under! We are two weeks out from Fujitsu World Tour Auckland (Tuesday 20th June) and Melbourne (Thursday 22nd June)…the countdown is on!

We are excited to host the biggest event for Fujitsu Australia & New Zealand in Auckland this year – a first for New Zealand! We have had great interest in the event so far, with over 300 people already registered for Auckland and over 600 in Melbourne. And we are expecting more to come as we get closer to the event.

The overarching theme of the tour is Human Centric Innovation: Digital Co-creation, which is central to Fujitsu’s partnership approach with its customers, partners and suppliers. Through a series of expert talks, breakout sessions and technology showcases, the event will demonstrate new ways of using ICT – including the Internet of Things, Hybrid IT and other Digital Technologies – to benefit business and society as a whole.

Leading experts, such as The Hon Philip Dalidakis, Victorian MP for Small Business, Innovation and Trade will present in Melbourne, with keynote speakers Yoshikuni Takashige, Visionary Architect of Fujitsu, Ramanan Ramakrishna Head of Service Innovation & Portfolio Managed Infrastructure Services, and Steve Walker, APAC CIO of DHL presenting at both our Auckland and Melbourne events.

Below are a few of the fantastic innovations that will be on display at the event:

Spatiowl – Derived from the prefix “Spatio,” meaning “space,” combined with “Owl,” an ancient symbol of wisdom, Spatiowl is a powerful service for integrated management of transportation systems using Big Data analytics and Cloud Computing technology. The technology can collate date from sources such as public transportation, vehicles, and pedestrians’ smartphones in urban areas through sensors.

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Interactive Shoe Hub – Fujitsu’s ‘Smart Shoes’ enable anyone to collect, collate and analyse sensor data from the shoes they wear everyday. All sorts of information is collected by sensors embedded in the shoes, including movement of the feet, pressure and curvature.

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Ubiquitousware – this is an IoT Solution which includes the Head Mounted Display (used for HMD remote support) and Worker Safety (a vital sensing demo and Amplify interface will be displayed). Both technologies aim to sense the status of people, things and surrounding environments.

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At Fujitsu World Tour, we are giving participants an interactive experience to help drive digital transformation. The co-creation station will provide an example of how Fujitsu works with customers to help solve current and future business challenges. Come and shape the future of technology and become a #cocreationist. Our experiential zone will also feature innovations and solutions for use within our key verticals.

It’s not too late to register – we welcome you to attend this fantastic event! And if you do, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter here for live updates from the tour and use the hashtag #FujitsuWorldTour to join the conversation and see your post appear on our Live Twitter Wall at the event!

The digital transformation journey – RunMyProcess

Fujitsu’s RunMyProcess is a unique cloud platform that enables fast and secure delivery of connected applications, extending enterprise systems and processes to the people, clouds and devices of the digital world. Essentially it can be used by anyone with a business process!

RunMyProcess results in better business processes, faster operations and cost efficiencies for our clients.

The people behind RunMyProcess are digital problem solvers who utilize technology to achieve three key outcomes for business: Connecting the digital enterprise, solving digital problems and enabling end-to-end digital change.

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Our innovative infographic helps to break down the ‘who, how, what and why’ of all things RunMyProcess.

WHO?

More than 500 businesses in over 40 countries have joined Fujitsu on their RunMyProcess journey including: Fujitsu’s Global Service Desk, Adidas, DHL, Nestle, iHeartStudios & HomeServe USA.

You can view the iHeartStudios and HomeServe USA case studies on YouTube.

HOW?

Build. Deploy. Run. And then we’re done.

Build – Rapidly deliver device independent, connected applications that automate end-to-end digital processes.

Deploy – Instantly and cost-effectively deploy systems from one user up to global audiences without change.

Run – Experience secure, reliable and scalable operations that ensure systems are globally available 24/7.

RunMyProcess can solve a wide range of business problems. Some of these are outlined below with their respected case studies:

Cloud Cost Management – Fujitsu Enabling Software Technology (subsidiary of Fujitsu IT group)

SAP Integration – Fater (leading personal care company in the Italian market)

Enterprise Mobility – RATP Group (French state-owned public transport operator)

API Management – Fujitsu global service desk

Salesforce IntegrationiHeart Studios (London based digital content studio)

 IBM Notes application replacement. – Welch Allyn (medical equipment manufacturer)

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WHAT?

RMP is a cloud platform enabling end to end digital transformation through:

  • Unifying the digital experience
  • Connecting the digital supply chain
  • Delivering at digital speed and scale
  • Empowering digital innovation

RMP’s one-click deployment can result in iterative business change, enabling digital transformation to be achieved at rapid scale.

WHY?

To create a new digital working style, empowering people to work anywhere, anytime!

We are hearing the buzz words ‘digital transformation’ loud and clear, and know it is much more than technology. To find out more about how Fujitsu has helped a range of businesses to evolve quickly and successfully into a digital enterprise, download our White Paper and other collateral.

In December 2016, Fujitsu teams participated in a Hackathon activity where they developed innovative business ideas utilizing RunMyProcess technology. Some of these ideas are on their way to becoming commercial success! Read more about the Hackathon and the way in which RunMyProcess was used, here.