In today's competitive business environment, the ability to build and integrate
technology and information into systems that deliver an ongoing business advantage,
is just what all successful companies look for. But finding the company with the
right mix and capabilities to deliver this, is the challenge of the world's most
compute intensive organizations. "Provide customers with solutions to their business
challenges and the result will be a seamless transition into the next Millennium",
says one organization investigated by Business World News.
is called Amdahl Corporation, and from what we've found, they build world-class
technology infrastructures upon which today's leading companies base their futures.
It's no doubt that technology will be the driving force behind the success of
most companies in this next Millennium, but how they utilize and integrate this
technology will decide their fates. We spoke to a giant in the information technology
world. Founded in 1970 and employing more than 12,000 people in 33 countries,
Amdahl is hailed as a trusted advisor to the Mega-corporations driving industry
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited, Amdahl
Corporation has the unique capability to leverage a legacy of technology and expertise
in providing business infrastructure solutions for global organizations. Providing
these organizations with the ability to migrate and replicate enterprise-wide
data with no application downtime is an attribute very few can boast.
The combination of leading edge technologies, worldwide deployment expertise and
global support structures, provides a true single source for business and technical
leverage that will define and support the leading companies of the new Millennium.
And as every major corporation strategically tries to position itself to meet
the demands placed on them by a growing competitive environment, companies possessing
the ability to provide this support will undoubtedly set themselves apart.
Our visit to the Amdahl Corporation has came after an arduous selection process.
Admittedly, while there are quite a few companies in this industry purporting
to have similar capabilities, none came close enough to earn the distinction this
corporation has over the last thirty years.
The next generation of e-business
solutions will probably be characterized by those companies able to become architects
of an age where electronic solutions are our primary remedy. And if you believe
this to be the case, then the prowess and capabilities displayed by Amdahl in
our investigation, are evidence enough to understand why they are held in such
high esteem by corporations such as Microsoft, Intel, Sun Micro Systems and Oracle
Although it's still extremely early in the
Internet's development it is believed that it may soon
offer trillions of dollars of opportunity to businesses. A
recent study by the University of Texas reckons that the
Internet economy, including revenues from e-commerce,
software and infrastructure, will climb to over $700
billion in the year 2000. Compared with the expected $340
billion, or 4% growth in the US GDP, the Internet is
expected to a majestic 70% growth from 1999 to 2000.
The future of e-business is intertwined with that of software
and services companies. And as the future holds vast opportunity for these companies,
they continue to consistently redefine not only the way business is done, but
also how we shop, communicate, advertise, entertain ourselves and manage our finances.
Although e-companies embody wildly different business models, the long-term success
of the Internet revolution depends on their innovations.
In a perfect
world innovation would create a virtual cycle, with faster
networks driving more e-commerce, creating a need for even
better networks. When corporations like Amdahl are able to
set the example by consistently improving the base
standard upon which e-business is conducted, it becomes
understandable why so many predictions and grand
projections are made by the industry experts.