Hitachi Systems Conducts Data Center Training in Tokyo for Myanmar IT Engineers
Contribute to the Development of Myanmar’s IT Infrastructure
Tokyo, February 13, 2013 – Hitachi Systems, Ltd. (hereafter ‘Hitachi Systems’), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced that it had provided IT engineers from the Republic of the Union of Myanmar with training on data center technology held in and around Tokyo from February 4 to 8, 2013.
The training program aims to provide the Myanmar IT engineers with thorough understanding and discovery of the superb technologies, products, services and facilities utilized in Japan, and to contribute to the development of IT infrastructure in Myanmar. Part of the curriculum is a tour to data center facilities in and around Tokyo.
“It was our pleasure to host the IT engineers from Myanmar, and help them to learn various state-of-the-art IT technologies and related expertise of the Hitachi Group and Japan,” said Masato Saito, Executive Officer, Hitachi Systems. “We sincerely hope that this training will accelerate the development of Myanmar’s IT infrastructure significantly supporting the country’s economic growth. Moreover, we wish it brings friendly relationship between our two countries.”
Every industry sector including the government, telecommunications, finance, education and tourism are expected to drive the high economic growth in Myanmar. The anticipated increase in the country’s business activity will also see the rapid rise of demand for IT. Part of the IT infrastructure to support economic growth is the need for the construction and operation of data centers in Myanmar.
As one of the core companies in the Hitachi Group’s Information & Telecommunication System business, Hitachi Systems provides customers in any size a broad range of products and solutions as one-stop services covering the entire IT lifecycle process. The company excels in outsourcing services that take advantage of robust data centers, and one-stop services for data centers covering from design, construction and installation of data centers, to its management and monitoring, inspection and maintenance of the facilities.
Hitachi Systems is also actively involved in nurturing IT engineers. This includes conducting lectures that are open to the public and is held at Japanese universities with a view to contributing to the advancement of IT in the society. In 2011, IT engineers in Malaysia has also benefited from the training on data center technology.
The training of the Myanmar engineers was one of the programs the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry operates, and was conducted by the Overseas Human Resources and Industry Development Association (hereafter, ‘HIDA’) cooperated with Hitachi Systems. HIDA, a foundation for human resource development, promotes technological cooperation by mainly dispatching expert instructors and training industrial workers in developing countries.
The course for the Myanmar engineers includes a tour of the Hitachi Group’s robust data center facilities, training in IT operation services, and an introduction to various state-of-the-art products. With this program, Hitachi Systems believes that it will greatly contribute to the development of the IT infrastructure in Myanmar by providing them with training related to the superb data center facilities and operating technologies of Japanese companies.
In the future, Hitachi Group including Hitachi Systems will contribute to the mutual economic development of Myanmar and Japan by continuing to provide human resource training programs and developing the social infrastructure business.
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About Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
Hitachi Systems, Ltd. was established on October 1, 2011 as the result of a merger between Hitachi Electronics Services Co., a provider of high quality operation and maintenance services as well as providing strong support through platform operation solutions, and Hitachi Information Systems, a firm with a superb track record in the data center service business and vast experience and know-how in design, construction, and operation for a wide range of business systems. Hitachi Systems will combine the technology and know-how cultivated by both companies, industry leaders since the early days of IT in Japan, to support the business growth of its customers by offering genuine one-stop services across the IT lifecycle, from system consulting to system construction, installation, operation, and maintenance. It will strive to be a global service company that will help to realize an enriched society. For customer inquiries, please visit at http://www.hitachi-systems.com/eng/
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 totalled 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.