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Feb. 26, 2007
Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd.


Strengthening the alliance with Hitachi on sales expansion of servers


Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd. (DIS; Head Office: Chuo-ku, Osaka; President: Hirokazu Matsumoto) and Hitachi, Ltd. (Hitachi; Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Kazuo Furukawa) will open the Hitachi Server Solution Center on 26 February. DIS and Hitachi jointly established the center to strengthen the alliance between the two companies for the purpose of expanding sales of Hitachi's servers and helping the companies with their efforts to introduce and operate servers.


The Hitachi Server Solution Center staffed by specialists' with seasoned knowledge of Hitachi's servers and related products. Responding to inquiries coming from DIS's customers via DIS's Sales Department, they provide advice on proper product combinations and support to build system architectures to meet individual needs.

By improving and upgrading the system to answer inquiries coming from DIS's Sales Department promptly and precisely, DIS will actively extend assistance in the introduction and operation of servers to companies where demand for servers is growing.

The strengthened sales support system embodied by the Hitachi Server Support Center will not only allow for expansion of sales of Hitachi's severs; it will also strengthen the center's ability to propose and sell systems that combine servers and such server-related products as optional, backup, and external storages, as well as security-related products.

The center also has a system to support clients' sales and the sales of client-related products besides servers to expand business by improving customer satisfaction with the help of one-stop support for clients and servers.

We are planning to build a system to allow the center to satisfy customers' needs for information security solutions and system operation management solutions. We expect that this system will also strengthen the center's ability to sell and support high-value-added servers (such as the blade servers that Hitachi is emphasizing) and security-related products (such as JP1/Hibun, Hitachi's software product aimed at preventing information leaks).

Furthermore, the two companies will promote community-based marketing activities, making the best use of the branches and business offices that they have across the country, and will make greater efforts to improve customer satisfaction by expanding the scope of alliance to such areas as effective sales promotion and the development of sales partners.
 
This announcement has been given the following endorsements:
Endorsement from Hitachi
Hidenori Takemoto, General Manager
General Market Business Headquarters
Information and Communications Group
Hitachi, Ltd.

We are very pleased to open the Hitachi Server Solution Center in alliance with Daiwabo Information System.

At the center, we offer one-stop support of the blade server integrated service platform Blade Symphony BS320, which has enjoyed a high level of popularity since it was introduced in June 2006; client-related products and storages shipped worldwide; and de facto standard JP1 as a platform solution.

We see the center as a model for the promotion of alliances with partner companies. In alliance with Daiwabo Information System, we are determined to offer attractive products and solutions to dealers and customers.

Company names and product names mentioned in this news release are trademarks or registered trademarks that belong to each company.
 
Please contact the following people to inquire about this article.
Procurement & Sales Promotion Div. Marketing Dept. Marketing Group
PHONE: +81-3-5746-6390
FAX: +81-3-5746-6404
 
Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd. General Affairs Dept. Koyama
PHONE: +81-6-6281-9100

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