Hitachi Data Systems Forms Global Solutions Development & Support Organization19 Oct, 2004
Hitachi Data Systems Forms Global Solutions Development & Support Organization
Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd, announced the formation of a unified product and services organization tasked with solution strategy, development, and support under the leadership of Ken Beaudry, who was promoted to executive vice president and general manager. The newly formed organization includes Hardware and Software Product Management, Global Solution Services, Technical Operations, Technical Response Centers, the Technology Office, and Global Education.
"With the announcement of the TagmaStore Universal Storage Platform, we are now further accelerating our solutions focus, and the next step is the aligning of resources with the introduction of the Global Solutions Development and Support organization under Ken," said Dave Roberson, president and chief operating officer, Hitachi Data Systems. "Ken brings proven success in driving solutions through his leadership of Global Solution Services. He can now create synergies among all of the product and services groups to take solution strategy, development, and delivery to the next level."
In his new position, Ken Beaudry reports to Dave Roberson, Hitachi Data Systems president and COO. Formerly, Beaudry was senior vice president and general manager for Hitachi Data Systems' Global Solution Services organization, which he launched in October 2002. Under Beaudry's leadership, Global Solution Services doubled in size, by expanding its suite of professional services offerings, and initiating the company's focus on enterprise content archiving solutions for the fast growing fixed content space.
"This new organization will build on the clear technology leadership that Hitachi Data Systems is currently enjoying and leverage the expertise across groups to develop, deliver, and support solutions for our Fortune 500 enterprise customers and the rapidly growing SMB markets," said Ken Beaudry. "These solutions will ensure that customers derive the highest business value out of their investment with us."