TOKYO, April 23, 2019 -- OKI (TOKYO: 6703) today announced that it has been selected as a 2019 Noteworthy IT Strategy Company in the selection of Competitive IT Strategy Companies for 2019 conducted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). Within the framework of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the selection reflects high regard for the company's group-wide innovation creation activity "Yume Pro" and "Social Infrastructure × IoT" initiative.
Competitive IT Strategy Companies are selected to highlight proactive use of information technology based on medium- and long-term goals, including efforts to enhance corporate value and competitive strengths. Noteworthy IT Strategy Companies are companies working on noteworthy initiatives, selected from METI's viewpoint with the intention of expanding the basis of competitive IT strategy companies.
OKI believes its selection reflects the high regard in which the potential of its various initiatives, including the ones named below, are held, based on the perspective of the SDGs.
Companywide activity based on SDGs, which promotes business creation, reforms focusing on human resources and organizational culture, and digital transformation (DX)
In accordance with its corporate philosophy and drawing on its "enterprising spirit," OKI has created superior network solutions and provided excellent information and communications services to contribute to solving social issues. Today, to help establish advanced IoT technologies throughout society, OKI is promoting DX, through advanced edge computing technologies while drawing on a variety of use cases, in the field of transportation, construction/infrastructure and disaster prevention, healthcare, finance/retail, manufacturing, and marine/acoustic. Encouraged by its selection as a 2019 Noteworthy IT Strategy Company, OKI will continue to help build the sustainable society advocated in the SDGs as a corporate group that helps create safe and convenient infrastructure for customers and society as a whole through the key Japanese concepts of "Mono-zukuri" and "Koto-zukuri".
Founded in 1881, OKI Electric Industry (OKI) is Japan's leading information and telecommunication manufacturer. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, OKI provides top-quality products, technologies, and solutions to customers through its info-telecom systems and printer operations. Its various business divisions function synergistically to bring to market exciting new products and technologies that meet a wide range of customer needs in various sectors. Visit OKI's global website at https://www.oki.com/.