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Fujitsu Named a 2012 Computerworld Honors Program Laureate

Innovative response to the Japanese magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami recognized by a panel of 22 distinguished judges

Munich, marzo 23, 2012

Fujitsu announced today that IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program has named it as a 2012 Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.

 

“Since immediately after the earthquake, Fujitsu has made all-out efforts to overcome the disaster,” said Sogo Fujisaki, director of the CSR Department in Fujitsu’s Public Relations Unit. “That includes having provided a full range of resources for the emergency restoration of social IT infrastructure and even free-of-charge cloud services. As recovery and rebuilding have just begun, our work in this area is ongoing. Fujitsu is very much honored to be recognized for these activities by Computerworld.”

 

Fujitsu’s Alison Rowe, Global Executive Director, Sustainability, Global Business Group, added that “Fujitsu is proud to be recognized for its role in mitigating the effects of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the East Japan coast in March 2011.”

 

Immediately after the earthquake, Fujitsu formed a Central Disaster Response Headquarters, led by the president, to ascertain the safety of Group employees and customers, and to collect damage situation reports. Then, in December 2011, Fujitsu further bolstered its efforts by establishing a full-fledged business unit dedicated to the recovery and reconstruction of the devastated region. The Fujitsu Group continues to work as one, bringing the full capabilities of its information and communication technology to bear to improve people’s lives while offering safe and secure products and services that stand up well to natural disasters.

 

“There’s no question technology plays a vital role in driving business forward. It ensures an organization's ability to innovate, communicate and thrive. What the Computerworld Honors Laureates so clearly demonstrate is technology's role in moving society forward. Computerworld acknowledges and applauds the outstanding work being done by individuals and organizations, such as Fujitsu, who have successfully used technology to improve the quality of our lives and that of future generations,” said John Amato, Vice President/Publisher of Computerworld.

 

The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented on June 4, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

 

Press Contact

Fujitsu Technology Solutions

Dr Laura Bonamici
Corporate Communications Team
Tel +49 89 62060 4454 
Email: laura.bonamici@ts.fujitsu.com

 

 

About The Computerworld Honors Program

Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies, as well as oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website: http://events.computerworld.com/2012Honors.

 

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning web site (www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, September 2011). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

 

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 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 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com

 

About Fujitsu Technology Solutions

Fujitsu Technology Solutions is the leading European IT infrastructure provider with a presence in all key markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, plus India, serving large-, medium- and small-sized companies as well as consumers. With its Dynamic Infrastructures approach, the company offers a full portfolio of IT products, solutions and services, ranging from clients to datacenter solutions, Managed Infrastructure and Infrastructure as a Service. Fujitsu Technology Solutions employs more than 13,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group. For more information, please see: ts.fujitsu.com/aboutus.

 

All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

 

Date: 23 marzo, 2012
City: Munich