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August - 2012 - issue > CIO Insights

Look beyond just IT

Craig Haught
Chief Information Officer-Hitachi Data Systems
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Craig Haught
Craig Haught is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Hitachi Data Systems. In his role, Haught oversees worldwide IT operations at Hitachi GST, Haught brings two decades of IT and CIO experience working for a range of Fortune 1000 technology companies. Most recently, he was Vice President and CIO at Cymer, Inc., a San Diego-based semiconductor equipment manufacturer. He also served as CIO, Information Services and Technology at Terastor Corporation, a San Jose-based data storage technology company.

Haught has served in IT management roles for large-scale global companies such as Applied Materials and Sun Microsystems. At Applied Materials, he held the position of managing director, Global Information Solutions and Technology. He previously served as a senior director, IT Business and Resource Planning at Sun Microsystems.

Adopting new trends and technologies in enterprise space

Mobility and cloud is definitely the talks when it comes to emerging trends in enterprises today. But the key focus is aggregating all the different emerging technologies to form suitable solutions to combat day to day challenges of running a business. Enterprises typically are very deep in their architecture. For example, there are complexities in the areas of security, in how one provides information to people who need it and keep it away from people who do not need it. Enterprises need solutions that can help them manage change quickly and bring in flexibility to business and this happens when there is an amalgamation of various technologies.

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