News release

Date: 23rd February 2011

CollabTrends.com is First Global Online Resource Dedicated to Business Collaboration Benefits

Site Provides Real-World Showcase on How to Leverage Collaboration Tools to Boost Productivity, Innovation and Value

LONDON, UK – Feb. 23, 2011 – CollabTrends.com, a new global interactive website dedicated to the advantages of business collaboration, is live. The site promotes the awareness, advancement, and benefits of knowledge management and sharing, including how business executives can leverage collaboration tools to boost organizational productivity, innovation, and value.
CollabTrends.com, is powered by Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 and sponsored by Hitachi Consulting. For a limited time, visitors to the site can access a free white paper on how to control marketing spend and improve ROI using collaboration technology.

Dynamic content keeps the site relevant and current. CollabTrends.com, features articles, studies, white papers, technology updates, customer solution stories, surveys, and more – all related to business collaboration, knowledge management and sharing. In addition, it facilitates knowledge exchange between industry experts and consultants, product and service vendors, and site visitors. Bookmark CollabTrends.com, and follow the site on Twitter and Facebook to be instantly alerted when new content is added.

“The goal is to develop CollabTrends.com, as the number one thought leadership community on business collaboration,” said Drew Naukam, senior vice president of Hitachi Consulting’s Microsoft platform practice. “This site is a great resource for anyone who collaborates for business and is looking to do more with fewer resources.”

All information on the site can be searched, filtered, and viewed by industries and technologies.


The viewer community can use CollabTrends.com, to:
• Access business collaboration topics, tools, and technology
• Share insights, trends, and discoveries
• Brainstorm ideas and solutions
• Research the latest products and services
• Build a collaboration strategy for the organization

New features to the site will be added in the new future, including blogs and other social media capabilities.
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About Hitachi Consulting Corporation
Building the Market Responsive Company®
As Hitachi, Ltd.'s (NYSE: HIT) global consulting company, with operations in the United States, Europe and Asia, Hitachi Consulting is a recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to Global 2000 companies across many industries. With a balanced view of strategy, people, process and technology, we work with companies to understand their unique business needs, and to develop and implement practical business strategies and technology solutions. From business strategy development through application deployment, our consultants are committed to helping clients quickly realize measurable business value and achieve sustainable ROI.

Hitachi Consulting's client base includes 25 percent of the Global 100 as well as many leading mid-market companies. We offer a client-focused, collaborative approach and transfer knowledge throughout each engagement.

For more information, call 1.877.664.0010 or visit www.hitachiconsulting.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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For further information, please contact:
Vanessa Land
Devonshire Marketing
Tel: 0870 242 7469
Email: vanessa[at]devonshiremarketing[dot]com

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