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Canon partners with Fujitsu to host its first cloud application, 'Therefore Online'

SMBs and enterprise to benefit from workflow and document management delivered via an enterprise grade cloud platform from Australian data centres

Fujitsu Australia Limited

Sydney, December 12, 2013

Canon Australia and Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have today announced a partnership to host Canon's Therefore Online workflow and information management solution on Fujitsu's cloud platform. Therefore Online is an extension of Canon's Therefore software platform, which is designed to provide a full information management and workflow solution for businesses across various sources of information including paper documents, electronic files, barcodes, email, internet forms and XML files.

Therefore Online is the first of Canon Australia's applications to be hosted on the Fujitsu platform and will pave the way for a new suite of cloud-based offerings that will allow the delivery of the applications to consumers on a cost-effective subscription model. Ideal for small to medium businesses (SMB), Therefore Online is scalable to organisations of all sizes.

This partnership leverages Canon's existing long-term relationship with Fujitsu. The two companies have worked together on similar agreements in the United States and Europe; however this agreement is specific to Canon Australia and Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand.

Taz Nakamasu, Managing Director of Canon Oceania, said “Canon is pleased to be collaborating with Fujitsu to bring to market a fully integrated cloud-based solution that helps businesses transform the way information is managed and shared throughout their organisation. Therefore Online provides SMBs with a means to capture, manage, retrieve and control all business information in any format with the flexibility of cloud delivery. It provides SMBs and enterprises with productivity, security and compliance advantages in a platform that is accessible to all on a ‘pay-as-you-use’ basis. Fujitsu’s cloud is delivered locally from Fujitsu’s Australian data centres, providing us with the confidence that our customers’ data will not go offshore.”

Mike Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, said “We are pleased to be working closely with Canon on this landmark agreement, which demonstrates the maturity of our long-term relationship with Canon both locally and internationally. We were able to offer Canon a choice of cloud platforms and assist it to determine the most appropriate cloud platform to support its growth strategy. Offering Canon a cloud service that included Infrastructure as a Service as well as Software as a Service solutions (including Back-up aaS and IT Management aaS) was a differentiator for us. We look forward to working with Canon to support its move to offer cloud Solutions to its end customers.”

Canon’s Therefore Online is expected to be launched in early 2014.

About Canon

Canon is the world’s leading imaging brand that actively inspires with imaginative ideas that enable people to connect, communicate and achieve more than they thought possible through imaging solutions for business and consumers. Canon’s Australian R&D company, CiSRA, develops and exports digital imaging technologies for use in Canon products worldwide. Canon has ranked among the top-four US patent recipients* for the past 21 years, and had global revenues of over $US40 billion in 2012. Canon Australia also operates Canon Finance Australia, which offers one-stop shopping for customers wanting leasing or finance services. For more information, visit www.canon.com.au/business, www.twitter.com/CanonBusinessAU, www.youtube.com/user/CanonBusinessAU

*Based on weekly patent counts issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office
For more information, please see: : canon.com.au

About Therefore Online

Therefore Online is a cloud based information management solution designed to accommodate various sources of information, meaning that paper documents, electronic files, bar codes, email, internet forms, and XML files are all easily stored and referenced. Put simply, Therefore allows you to create an electronic filing cabinet of all your business information.

•Capture, manage, retrieve, & control all business information in any format.
•Scalable to the needs of your business.
•Store multiple types of information - paper documents, electronic files, bar codes, emails, internet forms, XML files and many more.
•Easy document security and compliance.
•Automate workflows to create streamlined business processes.
•Integration with multiple applciations including MS Office, MS SharePoint, MS Exchange, Lotus Notes, eCopy, TeleForm, SAP, and many more.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013.
For more information, please see: : fujitsu.com

About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand

Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. As the third largest ICT Company in the Australian and New Zealand marketplace, we partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702).
For more information, please see: : fujitsu.com.au

Collin Duff-Tytler

Phone: Phone: +61 2 9113 9346
Mobile: Mobile: +61 409 953 349
E-mail: E-mail: collin.duff-tytler@au.fujitsu.com
Company:Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand
Marketing Programs and Communications Manager

Leni Vu

Phone: Phone: +61 2 9805 2638
E-mail: E-mail: leni.vu@canon.com.au
Company:Canon Australia

Date: 12 December, 2013
City: Sydney
Company: Fujitsu Australia Limited, Fujitsu Australia Limited