"Realize 2019" Micro Focus One-Stop Digital Transformation Summit Forum Successfully Carried out

14 May 2019

Beijing, China—Micro Focus "Realize 2019" One-Stop Digital Transformation Summit Forum was successfully held in Beijing. He Yafei, former Vice Minister of Foreign Ministry and the Vice Director-general of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, delivered an opening speech, saying "In the context of the era of 'a big change unseen in the past 100 years' pointed out by President Xi Jinping, countries should continue to strengthen co-creation, joint construction and sharing of science and technology, and work hard to create a new international cooperation model and platform for common development and common prosperity. As the largest software company in the UK, Micro Focus will usher in an unprecedented development opportunity."

Tom Duke, DIT and minister-counsellor, the Embassy of the Great Britain in China also delivered an opening speech respectively to the participants. Micro Focus executives including Stephen McNulty, President of Asia Pacific and Japan; Keith Chan, General Manager of Greater China etc. shared Micro Focus strategy in China and complete solution portfolio with over 300 participating, and also demonstrated the comprehensive strength of Micro Focus as a world-leading software company with some mature global cases.

One-Stop Digital Transformation
Micro Focus has always focused on four major concerns of customers, and has devoted to providing one-stop digital transformation solutions for them to meet their needs, such as upgrading of multi-deployment, reducing IT operation budget, and driving faster business execution through IT transformation. In March 2019, Micro Focus won the Award of Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choices for Software Testing Automation1 and the was honored as the Leader in Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing Report2.

The "Realize 2019" Summit Forum has not only brought Micro Focus' reputation in the industry to China, but also shared Micro Focus' industry-leading products and solutions with the participating.

"At the moment, China is developing rapidly in the field of scientific and technological innovation with unlimited potential. Micro Focus has been valued Chinese market and is gradually increasing its investment in the Chinese market, with more than 500 engineers in R&D center of Shanghai," said Stephen McNulty, President of Asia Pacific and Japan. "As a world leading software company, Micro Focus wants to join the innovation trend in China, and helps the development of China's enterprises by its own innovative strength."

Advantageous Products and Services
The one-stop digital transformation solution provided by Micro Focus to customers is indispensable from the four major innovations, like DevOps, Hybrid IT, Security & Risk Management and Predictive Analytics.

  • DevOps: with the development of IT, the implementation of the new computing platform, the new network infrastructure and the new application access model creates a very complex hybrid environment. How to balance the different combinations of these platforms is the current situation and challenge that all enterprises need to face.

    Only a third of the app estate is currently developed and deployed using DevOps3, and most enterprises have the ambitions of expanding DevOps. Micro Focus' mission is to help enterprises accelerate innovation while reducing operational transformation risks.

    Micro Focus helps companies achieve efficient development operations by helping to automate existing capabilities, providing proven integration solutions, and creating visible work.
  • Hybrid IT: 80% of IT decision makers say sourcing flexibility and hybrid IT is a business critical element; 84% of CEOs expect digital technology to increase profit margin4. Realization of such goal needs the transformations of IT operation and enterprises.

    Micro Focus can help enterprise run and transform IT operation by extending investments rather than replacing, so as to streamlining portfolio management of platform, delivery method and consumption model. Micro Focus could meet enterprises' business needs and control the cost effectively, thus realizing the transformation of enterprises finally.
  • Security & Risk Management: major challenges for modern enterprise managers are not only to prevent security vulnerabilities but address data privacy and data management. Cyber damages to hit $6 trillion dollars annually by 2021. That is up from $3 trillion in 20155.

    Data is the lifeline of enterprises more than the core. How to ensure the safety of data in face of the complex internet environment and the complicated applications has been the new topic for modern enterprises. Micro Focus has a robust security, risk and management solution that ensures a holistic, analytics-driven approach to secure data, applications and access, ultimately enabling safe operations and governance, reducing risk and maintaining compliance.

    Because of Fortify, a product that has long been recognized as the leader in application security testing solutions, Micro Focus was named the leader of the Gartner 2019 Application Security Test Magic Quadrant for the sixth time in May 2019.

    Fortify provides a complete solution for enterprises' on-premise and service offerings, enabling customers to flexibly choose based on the security needs of their applications. Fortify is recognized by the industry for its breadth and depth and ability to meet customers' cross-application security needs.

    In addition to Fortify, Micro Focus has also been upgraded in the area of user behavior analysis with the latest acquisition of Interset.

    Interset can find a small number of truly high-risk sources of risk by collecting data, establishing baselines in billions of events and thousands of entities, and responding to failures in a timely manner to reduce risk and achieve safe operations.
  • Predictive Analytics: by 2025, data will have grown 10-fold to 163 Zettabyte6. However, the existing tools and processes are not able to meet the needs of the data size. Vertica is the best choice to meet this demand, as it allows enterprise to stand out in the industry and with a strong competitive advantage.

    Vertica, an advance analytic platform, is created for addressing the scale and complexity of current data-driven world. Vertica combines the power of a high-performance MPP query engine with advanced analytics and machine learning. At the same time, Vertica is one of the most open platforms in the industry, integrating with multiple ecosystems and supporting the entire predictive analytics process for end-to-end machine learning management.

    Vertica increased its rankings from 2018 in all four data warehouse categories and convincingly outranked Snowflake and Amazon Redshift7. Across every industry and use case, successful Data Disruptors all have one thing in common – Vertica!

About Micro Focus
Micro Focus is a leading global enterprise software company uniquely positioned to help customers extend existing investments while embracing new technologies in a world of Hybrid IT. Providing customers with a world-class portfolio of enterprise-grade scalable solutions with analytics built-in, Micro Focus delivers customer-centred innovation across Enterprise DevOps, Hybrid IT Management, Predictive Analytics and Security, Risk & Governance.

1. The GARTNER PEER INSIGHTS CUSTOMERS' CHOICE badge is a trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc., and/or its affiliates, and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Gartner or its affiliates. https://www.gartner.com/reviews/customers-choice/software-test-automation
2. Reference: www.microfocus.com/zh-cn/about/press-room/article/2019/micro-focus-positioned-as-a-leader-in-gartner-2019-magic-quadrant-for-application-security-testing/
3. IDC: Jen Thomson and George Mironescu, 2018, Developers and Organizational DevOps Strategy in Western Europe, 2018 — DevOps and Developers Survey;
4. Source: Gartner, Best Practices for Implementing Automation in Data Centers with Cloud and Virtualized Environments, 2013;
Source: Gartner, 2016 CEO Survey: The Year of Digital Tenacity;
5. CSO Online: Top 20 categories in facts, data, and statistics on cybersecurity in 2018;
6. Data Age 2025, IDC White Paper, April 2017;
7. Gartner Critical Capabilities Report, March 2019.

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