Hitachi Consulting and Domino’s Pizza collaborate for a slice of DevOps action

08/12/2015 London, UK

Hitachi Consulting, a leading provider of IT consulting and managed services, is working with Domino’s Pizza as part of a DevOps strategy to increase the agility and scalability of its IT function. Hitachi Consulting will augment Domino’s Pizza software delivery team team and help with the design, build, testing and rollout of new applications, in addition to providing DevOps consultancy.

As one of the UK’s most innovative restaurant companies, Domino’s Pizza is always looking to enhance its customer experience, particularly through its e-commerce operation, which accounts for 69.4% of all delivered sales in the UK & ROI.

Domino’s Pizza has ambitious plans to introduce more technology innovations, which means adopting a continuous IT delivery methodology and automating key aspects of the testing process, including regression testing. Hitachi Consulting will also provide DevOps consultancy, as Domino’s Pizza looks to increase cross-team collaboration and take advantage of cloud infrastructure and DevOps tools.

“We’ve got a truly collaborative relationship between Domino’s Pizza and Hitachi Consulting,” says Rod Brooks, Domino’s Pizza’s head of IT (software delivery). “With our eye constantly on innovation, we are always seeking ways to make our customers lives easier. So, it’s important to have the capability to become more agile and have the scalability to keep ahead of the competition. Hitachi Consulting provides us with that capability, but in turn we’re able to share our experiences, as a rapidly growing e-commerce and m-commerce business.

“Working with Hitachi Consulting also means we have access to the company’s knowledge and experience in other areas, such as cloud architecture, business intelligence and enterprise IT,” adds Brooks.

“Domino’s Pizza is a fast-growing company that harnesses technology to keep it ahead of the competition, but this creates challenges of their own in terms of ensuring that new applications are rolled-out quickly, but are also well-tested and customer-ready,” added Chris Saul, Vice President of Digital, EMEA, Hitachi Consulting. “We are delighted to be able to increase the IT function’s capabilities in this area, while having the opportunity for our team to work for a successful, dynamic business that understands how IT can be an enabler, not just a resource.”

 “With DevOps, there is a strong focus on continuous testing and constant delivery. This means there is more emphasis on testing much earlier in the solution delivery lifecycle. Domino’s Pizza has embraced continuous integration and testing to help the software delivery team rapidly build, test, and deliver secure, high-quality applications,” said Jonathon Wright, Director, Testing Quality Assurance, at Hitachi Consulting.

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About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2014 (ended March 31, 2015) totaled 9,761 billion yen ($81.3 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes power & infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.