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Fujitsu Appointed Principal ICT Support Partner to TAFE Queensland with $60M Contract

News facts:
  • TAFE Queensland has appointed Fujitsu its principal ICT support partner
  • Fujitsu’s ICT Sustainability Benchmark will provide new sustainability and cost efficiency opportunities for TAFE Queensland
  • Scope of work includes critical Service Desk, End User Computing, Infrastructure Management, Network
  • LAN Support and Cross Functional Services
Sydney, October 31, 2016 – TAFE Queensland and Fujitsu have announced that following an extensive tender process, Fujitsu has been appointed principal ICT support partner to TAFE Queensland. Under the $60M contract, Fujitsu will provide large-scale, critical services including Service Desk, End User Computing, Infrastructure Management, Network - LAN Support and Cross Functional Services. The support partnership will be key in supporting TAFE Queensland’s continued quality delivery to its 120,000 students annually.

Jodi Schmidt, CEO of TAFE Queensland said: “As the largest and most experienced provider of further education and training in Queensland, it is essential we have access to the most innovative, efficient and effective ICT services. We’re excited to begin this new relationship with Fujitsu and to have their support as we continue to provide the market’s best training experience.”

The new contract provides significant cost savings through the use of innovative technology and includes additional services to staff and students that were not available under the previous arrangement. As part of the contract Fujitsu will apply the metrics of its ICT Sustainability Benchmark to provide a rapid assessment of TAFE Queensland opportunities to improve the cost effectiveness of delivering ICT services.
Mike Foster, CEO of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand said: “We are pleased to be working closely with TAFE Queensland and providing them with the innovative ICT services to enable the organisation to deliver quality training to over 120,000 students every year, across TAFE Queensland’s six regions. We are continuing to invest in a quality delivery capability in this Region and this opportunity builds on our recent successes in Queensland.”
The contract includes 38 locally based support staff across Australia, with Fujitsu to invest in a further 50 back office administrative roles in the Queensland team to deliver the support services. The transition to Fujitsu as the new TAFE Queensland ICT service provider is well underway and is due to be completed early in 2017.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 156,000 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 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. For more information, please see http://www.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. 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). See www.fujitsu.com.au.

About TAFE Queensland

TAFE Queensland’s leadership in further education and training is built on its presence across Queensland and in overseas markets, the breadth of its industry sector partnerships and the reputation that 130-plus years of service to the community brings. TAFE Queensland is one organisation encompassing six registered training organisations, sharing knowledge and resources to design and deliver quality, practical training solutions on campus, online or in the workplace.

Media contacts

Collin Duff-Tytler
Marketing Programs and Communications Manager
Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand

Phone: Phone: +61 2 9113 9346
Mobile: Mobile: +61 409 953 349
E-mail: E-mail: collin.duff-tytler@au.fujitsu.com

TAFE Queensland

Quinn Sunderland
Principal Marketing Advisor - Brand, Marketing and Communication

Phone: Phone: +61 7 3514 3622
E-mail: E-mail: Quinn.Sunderland@tafeqld.edu.au


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Date: 31 October, 2016
City: Sydney