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Huawei commits to digital transformation ecosystem

William Payne
March 16, 2017

Huawei has announced that it is making building a sustainable ecosystem for digital transformation a strategic imperative. The Chinese telecoms group has committed to work with its more than 500 global industry partners to develop technology infrastructures and applications to allow companies to transform to take advantage of new changes. With partners including SAP, Accenture, Honeywell, Infosys, T-Systems, Siemens, Alstom and Hexagon, Huawei is aiming at building an ecosystem to provide technology infrastructure for developments in public safety, smart transportation, energy, manufacturing, finance and smart cities.

Speaking at the company's Enterprises Partner Summit in Shenzhen, Ma Yue, President of Global Sales Department and Vice President of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said: "Adhering to the 'Platform' and 'Ecosystem' strategies and in line with our Business-Driven ICT Infrastructure (BDII) guiding principle, Huawei is committed to fostering technical innovations, and to building an 'open, scalable, flexible, and secure' platform. It will create a new ecosystem that is open and cooperative to help customers tackle the challenges of digital transformation, which is critical to achieving business success."

Huawei aims to build a sustainable ecosystem by focusing on a customer-centric strategy that yields mutually beneficial results for its members. By continuing to allocate resources and investments to the development of industry alliances, business alliances, open source communities and developer platforms, Huawei is looking to ramp up its efforts to facilitate the digital transformation of entire industries, while creating a symbiotic and vibrant community to support this shift.

Huawei is looking to establish itself as a preferred partner for customers looking to tackle the challenges associated with digital transformation to guarantee their business success. To do so, Huawei believes that complementary "Platform" and "Ecosystem" strategies are crucial.

At the end of 2016, the company counted more than 12,000 global channel partners, over 400 solution partners, more than 2,100 service partners, and about 46,000 Huawei certified engineers.

By the end of 2016, Huawei had established strategic alliances with SAP and Accenture, and struck partnerships with nearly 100 industry-leading companies, including Honeywell, Infosys, T-Systems, Siemens, Alstom, and Hexagon. These initiatives have led to the development of about 200 industry-specific joint solutions that are both innovative and competitive, and that will prove critical to the business success of customers active in the fields of public safety, transportation, energy, manufacturing, finance, and Smart City.