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Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand strengthens Fujitsu Consulting business group

Fujitsu Australia Limited

Sydney, February 28, 2005

Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand has appointed Martin North as General Manager of Fujitsu Consulting, a strengthened business formed through the combination of Fujitsu’s Strategic Consulting Unit and Management Consulting groups.

The enhanced Fujitsu Consulting structure will come into effect on 1 April 2005.

Fujitsu Consulting is responsible for driving significant revenue for the company in Australia and NZ. It is a critical differentiator for Fujitsu and Fujitsu consultants are increasingly in demand as an integral component of Fujitsu’s end-to-end business and ICT solutions for its customers.

Organisations that employ Fujitsu’s consulting services include the Australian Taxation Office, Centrelink, Baycorp Advantage, Macquarie Bank and St.George Bank.

“Fujitsu will continue to build a strong, unified and growing consulting capability,” said Mr Rod Vawdrey, Chief Executive Officer, Fujitsu Australia.

“Fujitsu Consulting is a comprehensive team of consultants with a greater ability to pool intellectual property and experience. It will help deliver more value for our clients by linking their business strategy and change agenda to enabling technologies,” he added.

Fujitsu Consulting will have a number of capability areas including Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Value Management, Business Transformation, IT Effectiveness and Enterprise Security.

Martin North previously held the position of Fujitsu’s General Manager, Strategic Consulting. Prior to joining the company, he gained 12 years experience in the consulting industry with Booz Allen, Andersen Consulting and CSC Index. During this time he worked on a range of IT and business-related assignments in financial services, health, travel, retail, utilities and telecommunications in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States.

Martin also has 12 years experience in the financial services industry with companies including Citibank and NatWest (UK). He speaks regularly on issues including credit card reform, mortgage industry dynamics and retail banking branch design.

This article features in the March 2005 issue of interaction, Fujitsu's electronic customer magazine. Also in this issue:

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Fujitsu Consulting helps Children’s Hospital at Westmead on path to health

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To catch a thief: mobile enquiry platform empowers WA Police

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About Fujitsu Limited

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, highly reliable computing and communications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$45 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004.
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About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand

Fujitsu is a full service provider of information technology and communications solutions. Throughout Australia and New Zealand 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 has earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited of Japan.

Gillian Lamrock

Phone: Phone: (02) 9776 4799
E-mail: E-mail: gillian.lamrock@au.fujitsu.com
Company:Fujitsu Australia Limited

Date: 28 February, 2005
City: Sydney
Company: Fujitsu Australia Limited