At HUAWEI CONNECT 2016 in Shanghai this week, Forrester shared the results of its newly conducted research with Huawei on digital transformation across industries, while Huawei announced a series of new solutions with Accenture and Schindler Group for the global market.
“Enterprises of the future will be technology companies that truly put customers first,” said Nigel Fenwick, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester. “Enterprises need a complete transformation of their business models. Enterprise decision-makers need to see that digital business ecosystems will be the drivers of new profit models. Companies will have to make their services more agile with open APIs, continuous innovation, and cloud platforms. Moreover, enterprises will need to build open platforms for cloudification of their core business operations, edge data analysis, and machine insights.”
In his keynote speech, Yan Lida, president of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said: “The emergence of maturing digital technologies and increasing economies of scale is disrupting many industries around the world. Companies that embrace this disruption and adopt new ICT to drive digital transformation have the opportunity to gain a decisive competitive edge. Industry cloud is a business-driven digital transformation and is beyond the simple combination of cloud and industry; it is the integration of technologies into businesses. Digitized enterprises of the future will be about the production, transmission and analysis of data. It follows that they will require an ICT infrastructure that integrates cloud-pipe-device, and an open, flexible, agile and safe platform to forge close partnerships to develop rich applications and create an innovative, win-win ecosystem, which will drive the digital transformation of enterprises.”
Together with more than 400 global partners such as Accenture, SAP, General Electric (GE), T-Systems, Hexagon, Honeywell, Infosys, Siemens and Alston, Huawei is now delivering technologies and platforms that integrate cloud-pipe-device, to enable customers to explore new business models and boost their agility and efficiency. To accelerate these shifts, Huawei has established 10 interconnected Open Labs around the world to facilitate fast dialogue around business models, market needs, and technology solutions in various markets.