Plan Will Help Rebuild Fukushima as a Technology Leader
AIZU-WAKAMATSU, Japan -- (Business Wire)
(NYSE: ACN) has been awarded a contract to create the strategic plan to
help develop the University of Aizu Revitalization Center. The plan
includes construction of a technology lab on the university campus as
well as support for projects focused on rebuilding Fukushima as a
Accenture’s plan calls for the lab design to begin this year, with
construction expected to be completed in the spring of 2015. When
completed, the lab will feature a next generation data center, an
efficient, high-performance center that will consume about 40 percent
less electricity than traditional data centers.
The lab also will include a security test space for tablets, personal
computers, consumer electronic devices and in-car devices such as
satellite navigation systems, as well as a smart device test center.
Accenture designed the center’s operating structure, administration
policy and business plan to ensure the center supports mobility, cloud,
analytics and smart city technology capabilities. Smart cities leverage
the latest technology to create sustainable and attractive living
environments for citizens and businesses with more efficient and
“It is an honor to support the planning of the University of Aizu
Revitalization Center. The plan will allow the University of Aizu, one
of Japan’s largest computer science universities, to have a larger role
in local revitalization efforts. Through this collaboration, Accenture
will work with the university to create more jobs by leveraging
Information Communications Technology, key to the reconstruction,” said
Hiroshi Goto, managing director, Accenture’s Health & Public Service
work in Japan.
The strategic plan will support the three main projects that are the
foundation of the University of Aizu Center for Revitalization:
Advanced ICT Research – Advanced studies and research on technologies
that lead to the creation of new industries.
Innovation Field Project – Cloud computing, data centers and test
environments for smart devices will be provided to support domestic
and overseas ICT companies relocating to Fukushima.
Management School – Supports the education and development of future
ICT professionals. Seminars and open-class lectures will be available
to students and the public.
“By unlocking the potential of Information technology to improve the
region’s social and economic infrastructure, the revitalization efforts
will help drive the regeneration of Fukushima,” Goto said.
This strategic plan is another example of Accenture’s commitment to
helping rebuild the area. The Accenture Center for Innovation in
Fukushima was opened in July 2011 to consolidate and coordinate ideas
and actions for the reconstruction of the area.
Learn more about Accenture’s work in Japan,
its Human Service practice, Empowering
Services, Improving Lives, and its global initiative, Delivering
Public Service of the Future.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with 259,000 people serving clients in more than
120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive
capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive
research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture
collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance
businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US
$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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