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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. Organizations 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 characterized 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.
Andre Kiehne, Vice President Services, Fujitsu CEMEA&I (Continental Europe, Middle East Africa & India)], “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.”
Andre Kiehne 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.”
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About Fujitsu Fujitsu is a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. For more information, please see: 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 .
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Date: 01 April, 2011
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