Message from the President and CEO Akira Arima
On behalf of the NTT Communications Group, I wish to extend a warm welcome and thank you for your support.
Although economic stagnation in Europe continues to fuel uncertainty about the global economy, expectations are rising for market growth in developing nations. Businesses are responding by taking management measures to strengthen cost competitiveness, allocate more resources to emerging markets and growth areas, and adapt business continuity planning (BCP).
In the information and communication industry, issues currently in the spotlight include the rapid spread of smartphones and tablets, the broadbandization of mobile access as exemplified by LTE, advances in cloud services, and the development of new ICT applications such as Big Data analysis and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). At the same time, rising security risks such as unauthorized access, malware including computer viruses, and unauthorized information disclosures are becoming major social concerns. Both companies and individuals urgently require security measures that sufficiently address diverse ICT environment issues.
In promoting our growth strategy, Vision 2015, NTT Communications Group aims to become the first choice of worldwide customers seeking a Global ICT Partner and a global leader of ICT services. In the B2B market, we established a new service vision called "Global Cloud Vision" in October 2011 to meet customers' needs for cloud-based ICT systems. The Group is leveraging its strengths as a telecom carrier to provide global total ICT outsourcing services from networks, data centers, and cloud platforms to applications on a seamless, end-to-end, one-stop basis. Specifically, these services include "Enterprise Cloud", the world's first private cloud service to utilize SDN (Software-Defined Networking) technology; "Cloudn" public cloud service; and numerous cutting-edge services such as Managed Security Services and Cloud Migration Service. We also intend to further enhance and enrich our global ICT infrastructure by establishing new submarine cables and data centers, as well as strengthen our BYOD solution to help drive customer management efficiency and inspire more innovative workstyles. Moreover, we will continue providing convenient applications and a wealth of content for smartphones, such as "050 plus" and "Hikari-TV", for the consumer market that support alternative digital lifestyles.