Fujitsu was among the select companies that Forrester Research, Inc. invited to participate in its March 2011 The Forrester Wave™: Global IT Infrastructure Outsourcing, Q1 2011 report. In this evaluation, Fujitsu was cited as a Strong Performer in IT Infrastructure Outsourcing.
Forrester conducted vendor evaluations for 19 participating suppliers and interviewed 86 client references for the 36-criteria report on global IT infrastructure management vendors. Organisations are divided into four categories Leader, Strong Performer, Contender and Risky Bet and also rated by market presence.
In its report Forrester commented that Fujitsu has a "solid overall market presence, as well as strong capabilities in consulting". In addition the report also stated that, "its offering is also characterised by a strong global delivery model and solid distribution of its client base".
One of the key overall trends which Forrester observed within this report was the importance of Cloud-based infrastructure services. The report states that, "Cloud services like infrastructure-as-a-service are among the most discussed services in the market, but most of the current activity entails private cloud solutions dedicated for single clients." Furthermore, Cloud strategies provide "leapfrog opportunities" for IT infrastructure management suppliers.
Les Whitmore, director of design and development, Fujitsu UK & Ireland, "There’s no doubt that the IT outsourcing infrastructure market is a competitive but exciting place to be at the moment. Forrester cites a forecasted 7.1% growth of the IT infrastructure operations market in 2011 and I am confident that Cloud will play a major part in that. Cloud is genuinely coming to fruition this year and the importance we feel which Forrester also places on Cloud infrastructure services in this report is most welcome. This is a great area of focus for Fujitsu and globally we are investing $1.2 billion into Cloud services."
The report makes specific reference to Fujitsu's Cloud capabilities stating that it has, "…a promising position regarding infrastructure-as-a-service offerings …[and] strength across a wide range of service categories including desktop, deskside, help desk, and data centre management, among others."
Whitmore continues, "We believe our placing within the Strong Performers category is testament to the investment and strategic direction of the company. The IT infrastructure outsourcing market is wide open and there is space for innovative, dynamic companies to achieve significant growth."
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$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com
Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see: uk.fujitsu.com
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Date: 01 April, 2011
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