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Fujitsu acquires Panasonic Information Technology Solutions

July 2nd, 2014

Fujitsu Limited and Panasonic Corporation today announced that Fujitsu has completed the acquisition of all shares of Panasonic Information Technology Solutions Co., Ltd., which had been a Panasonic subsidiary specializing in information systems.Outsourcing30

As of today, Panasonic Information Technology Solutions’ name has been changed to Fujitsu IT Management Partner Co., Ltd., which has now begun to provide outsourcing services relating to the operation, maintenance and development of ICT systems to Panasonic and its group companies (the Panasonic Group).

For its part, Panasonic aims to use Fujitsu expertise to thoroughly raise efficiencies and further improve the quality, cost, and delivery (QCD) of the construction, operation and maintenance of information systems within the Panasonic Group.


European IT and BPO outsourcing deals grow at fastest rate since 2010

April 17th, 2014

According to a recent article published by, the latest figures from market-watcher ISG show that the number and value of IT and BPO outsourcing contracts signed in Europe over the past three months have grown at their fastest rate in over four years. outsourcing59

The total value of contracts signed over the quarter year period are reportedly worth €2.4bn, which is a 29% increase from the same period last year, alongside a 21% increase in the number of contracts signed, reaching 165 in 2014.

€2bn of the total value was made up of the 127 IT outsourcing deals that took place during the first three months of the year, which is an 18% increase from last year.

It is of interest, then, that in contrast with the rising value of IT outsourcing contracts, ISG report that BPO value has decreased in 2014 to just €370m.

Nevertheless, in the UK alone, 59 contracts were recorded at a cost of €1bn, representing a 66% increase in value and the highest number of contracts in a single quarter for three years.

According to John Keppel, president of ISG North Europe, outsourcing activity remains high and it was the return of large relationship awards that can be seen to have positively affected the market. The future, however, will see an increasing number of customers move towards smaller contracts.

“Although these larger contracts have a strong role to play in the market”, Keppel explains, “the smaller deal size brackets will continue to grow more sharply as enterprises opt for greater flexibility and more specialised services from a greater number of providers. Multi-sourcing, increasing competition among providers and lower technology costs will continue to be the factors that drive the market for the foreseeable future.”

Keppel said global IT and BPO outsourcing is expected to grow 15% in the first half of the year and a “high single digit” figure for the full year.


Fujitsu wins $68m outsourcing deal with Perpetual

August 31st, 2012

Investment and trustee group Perpetual will outsource its IT infrastructure and application services to Fujitsu under a five-year contract worth $68 million.

The deal is part of Perpetual’s Transformation 2015 Strategy, announced in June, to simplify its operating and cost structures within the business. The company has put in AU$25 to AU$28 million to execute the strategy, which is expected to deliver AU$50 million per year in pre-tax cost savings, by 2015.

Perpetual had requested proposals for an IT infrastructure overhaul, and Fujitsu came out on top. Stage one of the outsourcing process will begin in the second half of 2013.

“The new structure will create more variable cost base and deliver cost savings included in the Transformation 2015 strategy,” Perpetual said in a statement.


Perpetual Signs Multi-Million Dollar IT Infrastructure and Applications Outsourcing Contract with Fujitsu

August 30th, 2012

Fujitsu announces today it has signed a 5-year IT infrastructure and applications services outsourcing agreement with Perpetual Limited (ASX: PPT). The strategic partnership allows Perpetual to leverage Fujitsu’s proven best practices to modernise its IT infrastructure and applications as well as enable a number of service and capability improvements as part of its business-wide Transformation 2015 Strategy.

Following a formal evaluation of its existing information technology arrangements, Perpetual called for proposals to comprehensively transform its IT infrastructure, including networks, desktop, and applications. From this competitive process, Fujitsu was selected as the IT vendor to add substantial value to Perpetual’s business.

Mike Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said: “We are looking forward to working with Perpetual as part of its Transformation 2015 Strategy. This engagement is significant for us and is testament to Fujitsu’s proven capability to deliver economies of scale based on best practice processes. Fujitsu’s reputation for solid infrastructure and applications management aligns with Perpetual’s requirement for the reliable delivery of critical services.”

According to Jens Butler, Principal Analyst for IT Services at OVUM, this deal highlights the growing trend for longer term inclusive deals with a single supplier. He says “…Enterprises increasingly demand control and stability, especially where risk mitigation and regulatory compliance are of critical importance. Fujitsu’s local reputation for solid infrastructure and applications management capabilities evidently resonates with this increasing requirement for the reliable delivery of multiple services.”


Fujitsu Receives Outsourcing Contract from Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma

July 15th, 2010

Fujitsu today announced that it has received a contract from Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation to provide Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services for the company’s sales management activities which accurately monitor information regarding the actual delivery of pharmaceuticals to pharmacies and hospitals through the management of shipment data records, as well as related master files, starting July 2010.

Utilizing roughly 30 years of experience in business activities in the pharmaceutical industry and systems operations as a base, Fujitsu will provide consistent support, ranging from Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma’s sales management activities – the foundation of its sales strategy – to systems operations and maintenance overall. Fujitsu will also contribute to the expansion of Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma’s business.

Paving the way within the industry in 2000, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma worked in collaboration with Fujitsu to overhaul the sales management system that manages data relating to sales of pharmaceuticals. Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma uses this system to pursue on-target marketing related to the sales and distribution of products in the pharmaceutical industry, in addition to promoting efficient sales activities. However in utilizing the system, the burden associated with sales management operations, which handle errors in shipping data records and maintain master files, became very high. As specialized skills and know-how were required to manage sales management activities, it became challenging for employees over the mid- to long-term to train their successors, thereby making it urgent for Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma to revise its operations.

In order to address these challenges, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma analyzed and organized these activities, and by entrusting their full operations, including the sales management activities, to Fujitsu, which currently operates and maintains the sales management system, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma is striving to cut costs and ensure the proper transfer of sales management skills to future generations of employees.

In July, Fujitsu established a sales management services center at Fujitsu Kansai Systems Limited that is operated by dedicated personnel equipped with necessary business process skills, and started operations for Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma’s sales management activities. At the sales management services center, records for pharmaceutical shipment data, which is managed by Fujitsu’s sales management solution, is compared with related master files and past data to determine consistency. By correcting errors while at the same time updating the corrections into the master files, the system can automate the burdensome tasks associated with error checking. In addition, both the enhancement of work efficiency and precision, as well as the accumulation of skills and expertise is realized by employing ICT functions that, automatically or in real time, enable version management of master files and reflect code revisions associated with organizational changes in authorized distributors.

Using the highly accurate and timely data and master files provided by the sales management system, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma can reference shipment data and analyze it, enabling the company to put together sales activity plans and implement them with superior efficiency. Furthermore, with the accurate management of shipment records, the system enables the company to reliably abide by regulations requiring drug safety information to be transmitted with all pharmaceutical shipments.

To address the shared need throughout the pharmaceutical industry to reduce the burden associated with sales management activities, Fujitsu, in cooperation with Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma, intends to offer its expertise in sales management processes and system operations in full through the sales management service center.

Fujitsu is also committed to contributing to the business of its customers by delivering solutions to address the issues that are essential to the future of the development of the pharmaceutical industry. These issues include compliance; management innovation in dealing with changes in society and the management environment; global collaborations that bring about innovation; highly accurate management support to accelerate the development of new drugs, including clinical trials; and the rapid collection and management support of drug safety and efficacy information that determines the value of new drugs.


Fujitsu focuses on dynamic infrastructures at CeBIT 2010

March 4th, 2010

At CeBIT 2010, Fujitsu presents an overview of the company’s solutions and services on the theme of “Dynamic Infrastructures for your Success”.

The focus is on Infrastructure-as-a-Service for Server, as well as a comprehensive portfolio of managed services.
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Five halls at CeBIT represent the enterprise, showing how customers from all over the world can use Fujitsu’s IT solutions and services to create competitive advantages for their individual businesses.

Hall 4: Dynamic Infrastructures for your Success

Plug and play IT – Infrastructure-as-a-Service for Server

In hall 4, Fujitsu presents Infrastructure-as-a-Service for Server (IaaS), the flagship Private Cloud Services offering for enterprises. With IaaS, companies can purchase server capacity as necessary via a flexible billing model.

The required hardware is stored in Fujitsu high security centres built especially for this purpose. Customers can chose an individual solution and configure it through Fujitsu’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service portal. The server resources can be accessed via a secure VPN (Virtual Private Network).

Managed services – comprehensive answer to dynamic IT requirements

Just in time for CeBIT, Fujitsu presents in hall 4 the company’s new service package, ManageNow, for efficient IT infrastructure administration in data centres.

The ManageNow solutions simplify and optimise daily processes in data centres using standardised administration of heterogeneous infrastructures and automatised administration of operating systems, software and databases for servers and clients.

The packages contain additional features for the ManageNow software, implementation services, maintenance and support. ManageNow supports Fujitsu’s IT infrastructure products as well as heterogeneous environments. Enterprises can use ManageNow to consolidate different administration and surveillance tools, benefiting from a seamless integration with popular administration solutions, fast implementation and a cost reduction of up to 65%.

Fujitsu’s Managed Workplace services have been designed especially for Windows 7. Managed Workplace can be used to administer PC workstations throughout the entire life cycle. This frees enterprises from daily routine tasks so they can concentrate on their core business. The service is based on customer-specific service level agreements; a price per workstation model guarantees maximum cost transparency.

Managed Virtual Workplace comprises comprehensive services with a focus on the administration of the entire virtual workplace infrastructure. Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) based services and options adapted to meet specific requirements guarantee customer satisfaction and increase productivity, flexibility, availability and security at the same time.

With Fujitsu’s own state-of-the-art Managed Storage offer, enterprises of all sizes can benefit from flexible data management, cost control and data security. Fujitsu administers storage solutions onsite as well as at its own data centres. Fixed costs are changed into variable costs and there are hardly any limits for extensive data growth.

Managed Server guarantees interruption-free server infrastructures. Proactive services such as Auto Immune Systems support automatic recognition and eliminate errors. At the same time, IT processes are immunised so business transactions are protected from interruptions.

Tape Virtualisation with ETERNUS CS800

Fujitsu also introduces the latest storage system in its ETERNUS family in hall 4. The ETERNUS CS800 is a ready-to-use storage solution with integrated deduplication, offering comprehensive data security within dynamic infrastructures. The solution is particularly suitable for medium-sized enterprises working with disk backup. Integrated deduplication reduces average capacity requirements for hard disks within the system by 90% and therefore helps reduce backup costs. The ETERNUS CS800 stores backup data in different locations throughout the company network, using deduplication. The required network bandwidth is reduced by at least 20%. The ETERNUS CS800 supports Symantec OpenStorage for Replication and Direct Tape Creation.

Hardware highlights: from Zero Client to server-star

With the first “real” Zero Client, Fujitsu presents one of the tradeshow highlights in hall 4 – tomorrow’s end-user device. The Zero Client is a frontend solution with all the advantages of a Thin Client – and even more. Designed as an intelligent display and available in 19 and 22 inches, the Zero Client comes with a single cable for power supply and LAN. It needs no operating system no processor, no applications, and no local data backup. The Zero Client merely establishes the connection to the virtual machine so there is no need for workplace management. This makes the “total cost of ownership” significantly lower than for the Thin Client.

Fujitsu also presents the latest additions to its notebook portfolio at CeBIT in hall 4. The new LIFEBOOK S710, for example, is equipped with Intel’s latest processor technology and offers excellent performance. At only 2.15 kilograms, it is one of the lightest modular 14-inch notebooks. The model offers integrated 3G/UMTS, WLAN and Bluetooth functionality. With a battery life of up to ten hours, it will last an entire working day without recharging. Fujitsu’s newest Tablet PC based upon the latest Intel platform, the LIFEBOOK T900, really stands out with its high processing power, multidirectional LED displays, and flexible electronic pen or multitouch operation.

Both LIFEBOOKS are equipped with Fujitsu’s Advanced Theft Protection, a modular security solution, which is also shown in hall 4. It especially caters to mobile users’ needs and offers maximum security for hardware and data; users can lock their notebooks in case of theft, erase sensitive data or locate the notebook and retrieve the notebook.

Fujitsu also presents a number of products in its current hardware portfolio – for example the fireball among its powerful PRIMERGY servers, the blade server BX900. Furthermore, client solutions such as the 0 Watt PC will be shown in action.

Hall 9: End-to-end solutions for the public sector

Federal and state authorities, municipal administrations and associations, universities and other public institutions are facing the challenge of balancing cost reductions and higher IT efficiency. In the Public Sector Parc in hall 9, Fujitsu and its renowned partners such as NetApp, Symantec, Brocade, EMC or CA demonstrate the capabilities of its powerful and energy efficient Intel-based infrastructure products, solutions and services. They will show how new supply and operating models within an “as-a-service” concept can change the IT in future administration models. Special topics such as secure eGovernment, Geo-Information, the White IT alliance or the new ID card or legally compliant online shopping offer plenty of issues to discuss for contracting authorities.

For the “Citizen meets The State” visitor’s day on Saturday, administrative solutions users once more take centre stage. The focus is on topics such as new forms of learning that integrate IT technologies, like the use of notebooks in classes.

Hall 15: Fujitsu’s premiere on Planet Reseller

This year, Fujitsu is represented for the first time at Planet Reseller in hall 15 booth F 15. The company uses the international gathering of the specialised trade to introduce tradeshow highlights such as Infrastructure-as-a-Service for Server, plus the latest additions to the client’s portfolio to the channel and distribution companies.

In the context of the new IaaS for Server offers, Fujitsu provides server capacities from its own data center on demand. At CeBIT, specialty retailers can test the new services themselves. For example, they can see for themselves how easy it is to provision new server capacities via the IaaS portal.

On Planet Reseller, Fujitsu shows a number of new products available through the channel program “Value4you”. Highlights are desktop PCs, notebooks, monitors and particularly the proGreen Selection.

Hall 8: Green IT

In Hall 8, Fujitsu is a partner at BITKOM’s Green IT booth – and presents its most important new developments in the areas of environmental friendliness and energy efficiency.

Environmental friendly and resource-conserving IT have played an important role at Fujitsu for more than 20 years. The green IT concept addresses singular aspects as well as the entire production process. For example, this means environmentally friendly materials are being used, or transport and packaging solutions are chosen to meet the best possible resource conservation conditions.

The “CeBIT green IT” – hosted by the hi-tech association BITKOM, the Federal Environment Ministry and the Deutsche Messe AG – offers Fujitsu an ideal platform to show its environmentally friendly concepts to tradeshow visitors and demonstrate, together with its partner Intel, how to implement environmentally friendly IT today.

SAP World Tour in hall 19

On the SAP World Tour in hall 19, booth 2.35, Fujitsu presents innovative dynamic It solutions and IT services for the SAP landscape. In more than 35 years of partnership and cooperation with SAP, Fujitsu has gained great expertise particularly in regard to service-oriented architectures with integrated virtualisation and automation technologies.

With time-tested solutions and services such as the FlexFrame for SAP, SAP BusinessObjects and the SAP Discovery System V4, Fujitsu nails the colours to the mast at the SAP World.

TDS at the CeBIT 2010

IT outsourcing, SAP services for medium-sized businesses and application management are the focus of TDS’ tradeshow appearance at the Fujitsu booth in hall 4 (booth E20).

Business Intelligence Packages for medium-sized businesses, tailor-made SAP offers for the process industry as well as for cosmetics and food manufacturers are only a few examples of the presented SAP solutions. Visitors also can learn more about medium-sized businesses at TDS and Fujitsu’s shared booth on the SAP World Tour (hall 19).

In the Public Sector Parc (hall 9, Fujitsu booth C60), TDS shows software and services for human resources departments. The portfolio includes the modular personal software TDS-Personal, as well as HR Business process outsourcing (HR BPO), covering all administrative processes in human resource management. This includes payroll accounting, travel expense accounting and applicant data administration.


Railcorp and Fujitsu outsourcing back on track

January 27th, 2010

Fujitsu has announced that Railcorp has signed on for a two-year extension to a three-year IT outsourcing deal inked in 2006.

The New South Wales Government transport operator had originally signed Fujitsu to manage its data centre operations, desktop support and service desk in mid-2006 after a competitive tender process.

Included in that contract was an option to extend the deal a further two years, which was signed December 23.

Railcorp has suffered from a string of corruption allegations in the recent past – which has had some notable impact on its IT operations.

Railcorp chief information officer Vicki Coleman – who had months earlier been named by MIS magazine as “public sector CIO of the year” – was dismissed and escorted from the company’s head office in mid-2009 whilst the company was mid-way through an IT transformation.

Six months on, Railcorp is still operating with group finance and corporate services general manager Gary Pederson standing in as acting CIO.


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