Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hitachi Consulting Joins Citrix Solution Advisor Programme

Hitachi Consulting, a recognised leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions, announced today it has joined the CitrixR Solution AdvisorT programme. Under this relationship, Hitachi Consulting will collaborate with Citrix Systems, Inc. to develop and deliver strategic server and desktop virtualisation, software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud computing, and other virtualisation and on-demand solutions to its clients.

Citrix is a longtime leader in desktop and application virtualisation technology. The company combines virtualisation, networking, and cloud computing technologies into a full portfolio of products that enable virtual workstyles for users and virtual datacentres for IT. More than 230,000 organisations worldwide rely on Citrix to help them build simpler and more cost-effective IT environments.

Hitachi Consulting has a proven methodology that focuses on defining strategies and processes and integrating them with technologies. As the popularity and demand for virtualisation has increased, Hitachi Consulting has forged this relationship with Citrix to assist its clients in taking advantage of the flexibility, security, and cost-effectiveness of virtualisation to help with their computing solutions.

"We are very excited to work with Citrix to leverage our respective expertise and technology to provide mutual clients with the services and tools they need to better solve complex business, industry, and compliance challenges," said Drew Naukam, senior vice president of Hitachi Consulting's Microsoft Platform Practice. "Together, Hitachi Consulting and Citrix solutions will enhance productivity and efficiency through secure access to business information and services from anywhere, using any device." "Hitachi Consulting's industry and functional knowledge, depth and breadth in providing end-to-end enterprise solutions, and large global presence will allow us to extend our virtualisation solutions to mutual clients in global markets," said Fernando Campo, vice president, Americas sales and services, for Citrix. "We look forward to working together with Hitachi Consulting to create and deliver new and exciting offerings."

About Hitachi Consulting Corporation

Building the Market Responsive Company

As Hitachi, Ltd.'s (NYSE: HIT) global consulting company, with operations in the United States, Europe and Asia, Hitachi Consulting is a recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to Global 2000 companies across many industries. With a balanced view of strategy, people, process and technology, we work with companies to understand their unique business needs, and to develop and implement practical business strategies and technology solutions. From business strategy development through application deployment, our consultants are committed to helping clients quickly realize measurable business value and achieve sustainable ROI. Hitachi Consulting's client base includes 25 percent of the Global 100 as well as many leading mid-market companies. We offer a client-focused, collaborative approach and transfer knowledge throughout each engagement. For more information, visit www.hitachiconsulting.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 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totalled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 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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