Addition of Specialization Program to Hitachi TrueNorth Partner Program Enables Partners to Offer Customers a Combination of Unique, Value-Added Services
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — May 17, 2011 — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), today announced significant enhancements to the Hitachi TrueNorth™ Partner Program that help drive increased market opportunity, flexibility, expertise and business growth potential for the company’s partners. The centerpiece of the enhancements is a new Specialization Program that enables qualified partners to plan, architect, implement and offer customers value-added services solutions with leading-edge HDS technologies. Together with expanded training and new marketing program development capabilities, the Specialization Program enables partners to grow their business and provide higher levels of customer satisfaction.
“The enhancements we’ve made to the Hitachi TrueNorth Partner Program demonstrate our continued investment and commitment to enabling the success of our partners by expanding their market reach and profitability potential,” said Mike Walkey, senior vice president, Global Partners and Alliances, Hitachi Data Systems. “Our goal is to empower our partners to develop new avenues for growth through joint go-to-market strategies and customized program plans that maximize their sales opportunities.”
Hitachi TrueNorth Specialization Program
Qualified participants in the Hitachi TrueNorth Partner Program can now leverage a combination of specializations to provide customized services and solutions to their customers in the areas of:
“As IT environments continue to become increasingly more complex, customers are looking for their primary solution provider to deliver a comprehensive portfolio of services to help them better architect, implement and manage IT resources,” said Hicham Abdessamad, senior vice president, Global Services, Hitachi Data Systems. “Adding specific specializations and new vertical market solutions to the Hitachi TrueNorth Partner Program gives our partners greater levels of flexibility to offer custom and advanced services that will significantly expand their trusted advisor status with customers.”
In addition to the Specialization Program, the Hitachi TrueNorth Partner Program now includes:
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 more than 4,700 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.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban 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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