451 Research: The Cloud Transformation of Denon & Marantz

For Denon & Marantz, the cloud is the agent for its digital transformation


In this report, William Fellows, VP of Research for 451, profiles Denon & Marantz, a consumer electronics group using the cloud to upgrade and transform its business digitally, including product development, customer experience and the service model.

Denon & Marantz is a private-equity-owned firm. Operating under a capital constraint makes the move to cloud, from capex to opex, an inevitability. Top-down decision-making drove the required change management through the organization. Much of the deployment has been a ‘start over’ on cloud rather than a forklift or migration, which has resulted in significant savings.

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About Denon & Marantz Group

Denon & Marantz (D+M Group) is a global company that enhances life through inspired sound solutions. The parent company of many high-end audio brands including Denon, Marantz, and Boston Acoustics, D+M Group has over 100 years of audio expertise.

Denon has recently launched a new brand: HEOS. HEOS by Denon is a wireless multi-room sound system, which allows consumers to connect up to 32 zones, 8 of which can be combined to play a single stream. The sound system is controlled through a free app that runs on iOS, Android, and Kindle devices. The technology has built-in dual band Wi-Fi to play music from cloud music services and media storage devices.

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