Why Hitachi Is Spending $9.6 Billion to Dive Into the Software Business

Why Hitachi Is Spending $9.6 Billion to Dive Into the Software Business

Why Hitachi Is Spending $9.6 Billion to Dive Into the Software Business

A regional train built by Hitachi Rail Italy at a trade fair in Berlin in 2018. With Hitachi’s purchase of GlobalLogic, it hopes to layer software on heavy manufacturing with the aim of gathering data and building efficiency.

A regional train built by Hitachi Rail Italy at a trade fair in Berlin in 2018. With Hitachi’s purchase of GlobalLogic, it hopes to layer software on heavy manufacturing with the aim of gathering data and building efficiency.

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