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Microsoft and Hitachi form a strategic alliance

Microsoft and Hitachi will work collectively to fulfill the rising demand for predictive upkeep and course of automation in distant areas and help enterprises as they deal with the challenges infused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hitachi will combine its industry-leading options, corresponding to  Lumada, and its IoT-ready industrial controllers HX Sequence, with the Microsoft cloud platform, leveraging Azure, Dynamics 365 and Microsoft 365 to assist companies enhance their workforce productiveness and operational effectivity.

Lumada supplies superior digital options, providers and applied sciences to flip information into insights to drive digital innovation. Hitachi and Microsoft may also work collectively to help skilling initiatives that empower companies to develop their digital capabilities and unlock new enterprise alternatives. Via this collaboration, Hitachi will present options within the following three areas:

Jun Abe, Vice President and Govt Officer, CEO of Business & Distribution Enterprise Unit, Hitachi Ltd mentioned:

“We’re delighted to broaden our partnership with Microsoft and mix our OT, IT and merchandise excellence to supply manufacturing and logistics firms with digital options. We use Lumada to supply whole seamless options to resolve challenges by connecting cyberspaces with bodily areas. Via this collaboration with Microsoft, we will speed up our prospects’ digital transformation and proceed to ship social, environmental and financial worth.”

Going ahead, Hitachi intends to increase the rollout to North America and Japan. Microsoft and Hitachi plan to broaden the scope of the collaboration to extra industries. Hitachi and Microsoft may also discover choices to combine Lumada and Azure into an {industry} information platform to ship added worth to mutual prospects.

Çağlayan Arkan, Vice President Manufacturing at Microsoft mentioned:

“Constructing resilient and versatile digital provide chains is important to develop a enterprise and meet buyer wants in at present’s fast-changing environments. By increasing our collaboration with Hitachi, we’ll unlock new alternatives for manufacturing and logistics firms as they try to guide of their industries and pioneer with a data-driven mindset and digital capabilities.”


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