The Financial Systems Business contributes to the development of financial infrastructure by supplying systems for financial institutions ranging from banks and securities firms to insurance and credit card companies. Financial systems are deeply entwined in people's daily lives as an essential part of the social infrastructure that supports social and economic activities. To the extent that social infrastructure depends on financial systems, we must provide mission critical systems that offer a high degree of safety and reliability.
Our customers in the finance sector are required to meet certain social demands for implementing security measures, business continuity planning and information disclosure. Our ability to develop financial systems that offer superior reliability is a major factor that differentiates Hitachi Solutions from its competitors. With the globalization of financial markets, we are committed to providing valuable solutions to our customers, who compete on a global stage. We will do this by working together with our international offices and actively deploying the latest technologies including cloud and grid computing as well as virtualization technology.
We will also bring the advanced technology and expertise that we developed for financial systems to other sectors, seeking to have an even broader positive impact on society.