|[March 13, 2014]
NEC Showcases IT and Communications Solutions for Smart Enterprise at Enterprise Connect
IRVING, Texas --(Business Wire)--
NEC (News - Alert) Corporation of America (NEC),
a leading provider of enterprise IT and communications solutions, today
announced with NEC Corporation in Japan that it will showcase a broad
suite of top-to-bottom IT and Communications solutions that encompass
its IT empowered framework at Enterprise Connect (News - Alert), March 17-20 in
Orlando, FL. NEC is leading the wave with its solutions for the smart
enterprise that enable advanced, resilient and programmable
infrastructure that can be executed at a global enterprise scale.
NEC invites attendees to the Enterprise Connect 2014 show in Orlando to
booth #919 to see the key components of NEC's empowered IT framework and
observe powerful demonstrations of a smart enterprise user experience.
Communications is an essential ingredient of the formula, but NEC has
taken steps well beyond just communications to change the IT value chain
with smart enterprise solutions that empower organizations and create a
more responsive and agile business environment.
"Smart enterprises are recognizing a convergence of information and
communications technologies, now known as ICT," said Shinya Anraku,
senior vice president, NEC Corporation of America. "NEC is empowering
the ICT wave with converged technologies to optimize business practices,
drive workforce engagement, and create a competitive edge."
NEC's smart enterprise approach aligns with leading research firm
Gartner (News - Alert), whose recent key trends for 2014 support a practice of the
so-called "Nexus of Forces," including: social, mobile, cloud, and
information that continue to drive change and are the catalyst driving
demand for smarter enterprise infrastructure.
NEC's framework combines its powerful software-defined networking (SDN)
suite, fault tolerant servers, storage, and virtualization software
tools with its enterprise-class software applications for unified
communications, web collaboration, customer care, virtualized desktops,
and industry-specific applications that can operate as virtualized
software within the framework. NEC's enterprise-class applications are
designed with service orientation in mind, allowing the applications to
communicate with one another and enable other business applications to
consume these services to create even greater enterprise workflow
Key Value Pillars for Smart Enterprises
Agility, cloud, collaboration, and service assurance are becoming
essential ingredients for the smart, secure, and always-on enterprise.
NEC employs these drivers for an evolving technology foundation that not
only enables new approaches for how IT services are delivered and
managed, but also presents new ways for businesses to grow and evolve IT
delivery. NEC defines key values for smart enterprises under four
Business Agility - empowering mobile workforces and creating a
more adaptive IT environment that is more responsive to business needs.
Cloud Delivery - delivering flexible deployment models that
enable swift business growth and increased efficiencies.
Collaborative Communities - providing powerful tools enabling a
rich user experience for collaboration across organizations.
Assured Services - delivering highly available, secure, and
scalable infrastructure designed for business continuity.
Elements of the Smart Enterprise Portfolio
NEC's key IT technologies that Empower the Smart Enterprise include the
industry-leading ProgrammableFlow® SDN networking suite; powerful
Express5800/300 series fault-tolerant servers; ExpressCluster and
SigmaSystemCenter software for virtualization management and
applications high availability; M-Series secure and resilient SAN
storage and HYDRAstor grid storage; Virtual PC Center technologies for
thin-client delivery; and UNIVERGE™ unified communications,
collaboration, and customer care software systems.
Accreditation and Standards
To ensure enterprises can operate using well known and proven industry
standards NEC continues to build and support products that are well
aligned with key industry standard approaches. The UNIVERGE 3C™
software-based unified communications and collaboration solution has
received accreditation for the most stringent defense certifications.
NEC's Express5800 series fault tolerant servers have delivered superior
resiliency within government JITC testing labs. In the area of SDN, NEC
has been instrumental in the initiatives to empower OpenFlow as a
standard to build multi-vendor software defined network topologies. As a
fundamental strategy, NEC has utilized standard service-oriented
architecture philosophies in its software designs and well known
enterprise-network-friendly protocol suites to ensure alignment with IT
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