Is Huawei’s Fusion Strategy announced at the Cloud Congress 2013 in Shanghai strong enough to tap enterprise IT market?
Baburajan K of InfotechLead.com analyzed Huawei’s Fusion Strategy that is designed to lay the foundation for open platform that enables third-party system integration, simple deployment, simple management and simple operation and maintenance of enterprise IT infrastructures.
The main focus is simplification of enterprise IT infrastructures and open platform. These are not new to any of the established vendors in the global IT market.
Huawei, which is still struggling to compete with Cisco, Juniper, HP, etc. in the enterprise networking market, is not finding new ways to stay ahead of rivals. ( Cisco Q3 revenue from switching, data center, security decreases )
Themed — Make IT Simple, Make Business Agile — Fusion Strategy lacks freshness.
Fusion Strategy is unlikely to assist the Chinese ICT solutions provider to target its enterprise business to contribute 15 percent of the company’s revenue by 2017 against 5 percent at present.
In 2012, Huawei’s Enterprise business revenue increased 25.8 percent to 11.5 billion yuan ($1.9 billion).
Huawei earlier said it expects its IT business to generate between $800 million and $1 billion in revenue this year. ( Huawei’s strategies for enterprise IT biz focus on TCO, to take on Cisco )
Eric Xu, deputy chairman of Huawei, said that the company will focus on developing and offering future-oriented cloud data center solutions and products, including servers, storage, data center networks, cloud operating systems as well as cloud management platforms.
Naturally, it is time for Huawei to increase its partner focus. It is known that open collaboration is not a new concept in the IT market. Enterprises prefer open platforms. ( Juniper Networks Q2 revenues up 7 percent to $1.15 billion )
Zheng Yelai, president, IT Product Line, Huawei, says the company has a team of over 10,000 experts in IT R&D facilities around the world, including in Europe, Canada and Russia.
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