HONG KONG — December 12, 2012 — Hitachi Data Systems Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Hu Yoshida, reveals his predictions for the top 10 IT industry trends for 2013. The explosive growth of data will continue to be the biggest concern for the IT industry in the coming year as big data begins to take center stage, creating challenges and opportunities to the industry.
Yoshida publishes his forecasts and insights on key trends at the end of every year. His predictions for 2013 span a wide range from IT consumption models and cost structures to advancements in flash technology and converged infrastructure solutions. His views not only address pressing challenges that organizations face, but also offer insight on how to turn big data into valuable intelligence to support business growth.
Attached is the full list of Yoshida’s 2013 IT industry predictions. For more details on Yoshida’s insights, please visit: http://blogs.hds.com/hu/
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Moving to 2013, big data will continue to be the primary concern for the IT industry. For example, exabytes will enter into planning discussions and petabytes will be the new norm for large data stores. A lot of attention will be focused on secondary data that is generated for copies and backups. The total cost of ownership (TCO) for storage will go through a major change as operational costs come down and capital costs begin to creep up.
New trends will emerge to provide challenges and opportunities to business in 2013. IT professionals will have to tackle these challenges with budget and time constraints. At the same time they will have to extract business value from big data to support growth and development.
To offer some guidance, Hu Yoshida, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Hitachi Data Systems, recently announced his top 10 IT industry trends for 2013:
Hu Yoshida defines the technical direction for Hitachi Data Systems and leads the company’s effort to align IT strategy with business requirements. He is well connected and well known within the IT industry and is a sought-after keynote speaker and is widely followed on Twitter (@HuYoshida). His blog is influential within the storage industry. To stay current with IT issues and trends, Yoshida travels extensively to meet in person with customers and partners.
As a renowned thought leader, Yoshida has authored several papers on storage area networks, Fibre Channel, multi-protocol SANs and storage virtualization technologies. He has served on the advisory boards of several technology companies and is currently chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Data Storage Institute of the government of Singapore.
Yoshida publishes his forecasts and insights on key trends at the beginning of every year. His annual predictions have earned widespread respect in the industry. For details, please visit: http://blogs.hds.com/hu/.
About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems provides best-in-class information technologies, services and solutions that deliver compelling customer ROI, unmatched return on assets (ROA) and demonstrable business impact. With a vision that IT must be virtualized, automated, cloud-ready and sustainable, Hitachi Data Systems offers solutions that improve IT costs and agility. With approximately 5,900 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does business in more than 100 countries and regions. Hitachi Data Systems products, services and solutions are trusted by the world’s leading enterprises, including more than 70 percent of the Fortune 100 and more than 80 percent of the Fortune Global 100. Hitachi Data Systems believes that data drives our world – and information is the new currency. To learn more, visit: http://www.hds.com/hk/.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, industrial, transportation and urban development systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.
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