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How Huawei’s digital transformation support resulted in growth

Hafizah Osman | June 8, 2017
Company releases its 2016 financial results, with US$75.1 billion in revenue.

Huawei rotating and acting CEO, Xu Zhijun, said going forward, Huawei will employ an "all cloud" strategy.

"We will cloudify all of our products and solutions to enable the full digital transformation of telecom carriers and verticals, just as we did with our All IP initiative in the past. We are committed to open cloud architecture, providing a combination of cloud products, solutions, and services. 

"This will enable carriers to fully embrace the cloud, help major industries move to the cloud faster, and deliver an optimal consumer experience through device-cloud synergy," he said.

According to Zhijun, customers are expecting Huawei to evolve from a network equipment provider to a business solutions provider. To meet these expectations means that in 2017, it needs to rethink its positioning and the value it creates throughout the customer transformation process.

"We will press ahead with business transformation and organisational restructuring to better position ourselves as a business solutions provider for our carrier customers. This includes optimising our ability to deliver business consulting and integration services, and strengthening our ability to maintain and operate increasingly complicated networks.

"We will rapidly optimise the structure of our workforce to support IT transformation, and deploy our capabilities around the world. Our centers of expertise for research, innovation, precision manufacturing, and risk control will be built in places where strategic resources abound," he added.

Zhijun also identified that in the carrier market, it aims to grow and advance the telecom industry, with video, cloud, digitisation, and operations transformation as its strategic priorities. 

"We will also help customers enhance agility by moving their networks and operational systems to the cloud." 

In the enterprise market, it aims to make full use of cloud computing, SDN, and big data to enable digitisation to promote business agility and intelligence. In its consumer business, Zhijun said it will remain committed to building a mid-range and high-end brand, and creating an ecosystem around user experience.


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