Oct 20, 2015

Japanese business software maker embarks on rare U.S. foray

Having become the biggest Japanese vendor of business software for payroll and human resources by taking on Oracle Corp. and SAP AG in its home market, Works Applications Co. is now adopting an even more ambitious plan: breaking into the U.S. So what’s the ...

Mar 12, 2015

Hitachi IT unit to limit acquisitions this year to small firms

Hitachi Ltd.’s information-technology services division will spend this year absorbing several recent data-management acquisitions and will limit further purchases to small outfits, according to an executive with the company. The division, Hitachi Data Systems, plans to spend the rest of this year helping its ...

CEATEC kicks off with 4K TVs, wearable devices at the forefront

Oct 7, 2014

CEATEC kicks off with 4K TVs, wearable devices at the forefront


Japan’s biggest consumer electronics and IT trade show kicked off Tuesday in Chiba Prefecture with major firms showing upcoming products and giving an insight into their current research and development. Technologies on display ranged from 4K televisions and fuel-cell and hydrogen technology to wearable ...

Jul 15, 2014

Government-backed innovation initiative looking for 'weirdos'


Tech-savvy “weirdos” are now wanted for an unusual government-sponsored project that seeks to spur innovation by backing people capable of producing “disruptive change” in conservative Japan. Starting Monday, the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry began taking applications from “idiosyncratic and innovative” individuals who hope ...

Mar 1, 2013

China overtakes Japan on IT outlays

China has overtaken Japan in global information technology spending, German IT industry group BITKOM said Wednesday, ahead of the CeBIT, the world’s biggest high-tech trade fair. Global IT spending is poised to rise by 5.1 percent to $3.5 trillion, said BITKOM in a new ...