Launches the DIS Cloud Business Center for Microsoft Azure, to Facilitate Migration to the Cloud in Small- and Medium-Sized Companies
Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd.
As of July 29, 2020, in collaboration with Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd., Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kita-ku, Osaka, President: Hiroyuki Matsumoto, hereafter referred to as “DIS”) established, within DIS, the DIS Cloud Business Center for Microsoft Azure, a professional organization to support the introduction of Microsoft Azure, with the aim of promoting migration to the cloud in small- and medium-sized companies.
Lately, an increasing number of Japanese companies are utilizing cloud services for IT infrastructure, as part of a strategy to increase business productivity, and the Japanese domestic public cloud service market is estimated to grow by 2.4 times the 2019 level, to 2,064.4 billion yen, in 2024*.
Until recently, the migration of information systems and applications to the cloud has primarily been executed by large companies. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic and the increasing number of serious natural disasters, there is an ever more urgent need for small- and medium-sized companies to intensify their efforts aimed at teleworking support, data protection, and business continuity planning. In the future, IT service companies and application development companies, which help companies introduce and operate information technology, will face accelerated demand for migration of company information systems and applications to cloud-native systems.
*Source: Press release by IDC Japan on March 18, 2020. “Release the Japan Public IT Cloud Services Forecast”
■Support content of the DIS Cloud Business Center for Microsoft Azure
The abovementioned increasing demand for cloud computing is expected to continue. In light of this, DIS has established the DIS Cloud Business Center for Microsoft Azure, in collaboration with Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd. By combining the expertise and know-how of the professional team members in this new business center , with those of the qualified staff members of its business bases throughout the country, DIS will provide about 19,000 partners across the country with the support services and added value vital for promoting the business of Microsoft Azure; thereby actively promoting migration to the cloud in small- and medium-sized companies across the country.
1. Holding training seminars for partners
- Microsoft Azure Bootcamp seminars for each partner on a one-by-one basis (Workshop, Hands-on seminar)
- Development support seminars for independent software vendors
2. Business development support
- Business consultation by a specialized section
- Lending Microsoft Azure Proof of Concept (PoC) environments
- Introducing and proposing solutions that operate on Microsoft Azure, offered by our partner companies
- Responding to inquiries about combinations of servers, storages, and network devices that operate on Microsoft Azure
3. Support for introduction, construction, and operation
- Continuous support for the introduction of Microsoft Azure, from inspection and introduction to operation
- Proposing support menus for kitting, construction, and operation of Microsoft Azure, in cooperation with DIS group companies
4. Offering added value
- Joint promotion of solutions released by partners (through DIS-owned and other media)
- No-charge packaging of cyber risk support designed for Microsoft Azure
Direct Inquiries for the DIS Cloud Business Center for Microsoft Azure
(Business hours: 9:00-17:45, Monday to Friday, *except national holidays and DIS company holidays)
TEL : +81-3-5746-6489
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
■Endorsement on the opening of the DIS Cloud Business Center for Microsoft Azure
We received the following endorsement from Yoshio Kondo, Senior Director, PDM Regional Service Lead in the Service Partner business Group of the One Commercial Partner organization at Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd., on the launch of the DIS Cloud Business Center for Microsoft Azure.
Microsoft Japan cordially welcomes the establishment of the DIS Cloud Business Center for Microsoft Azure by Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd. Today, the world is undergoing dramatic change due to the coronavirus pandemic. We fully expect that, through such measures, Daiwabo Information System will help to dramatically transform the business and the work style at small- and medium-sized companies, by investing substantial energy in the development and support of Microsoft Azure business, and operational support of Microsoft Azure. At the same time, we believe that Daiwabo Information System’s efforts to facilitate the business of independent software vendors by fully utilizing its ecosystem, which includes Japan’s most renowned sales network and professional staff members, will contribute to the further spread of the cloud business.
We will continue to offer innovative cloud services by strengthening our collaboration with Daiwabo Information System.
【Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd.】
DAIWABO INFORMATION SYSTEM CO., LTD.
10F Nakanoshima Festival Tower West, 3-2-4 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Hiroyuki Matsumoto, President and CEO
Line of Business
Personal Computer / Office Automation Machine Sales
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Daiwabo Information System Co., Ltd.
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TEL : +81-3-5746-6488
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