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Fujitsu Delivers a Standardized Global Legacy Modernization Solution

Customers have access to greater expertise and best of breed partners

Fujitsu Australia Limited

Sydney, April 12, 2011

Fujitsu, a leading provider of ICT business solutions, today announced the launch of its Global Legacy Modernization Solution. The announcement of this offering is further supported by the release of a web-based service for customers to undertake an online self-assessment at each level of the service capability set. This new option enables customers to better define their situation and business requirements which then guides Fujitsu's understanding of customer needs and project priorities.

While using Legacy Modernization to extend the effective life of ageing production applications is not a new concept, the formalisation of a standardized and agnostic global offering is a significant benefit for Fujitsu's customers.

Irrespective of location, every customer now has access to Fujitsu's complete global legacy modernization expertise. To date, Fujitsu had been providing these services to customers in 17 countries but Global Legacy Modernization is now leveraging the skills and knowledge from those individual consultants into one globally available team. The Global Legacy Modernization offering is operating from a Centre of Excellence in Australia and supported by senior teams in the UK, Portugal and the USA.

Fujitsu has standardized the approach to tools and its comprehensive list of capabilities; it is now delivering the same methods, style and quality of service on a global scale allowing customers to gain additional benefits and longevity from production applications in which they have invested time and money over many years and which closely reflect their current business processes.

Chris Gaskin, Fujitsu's Global Lead for the Global Legacy Modernization Centre of Excellence said: "We know of no other vendor of Legacy Modernization services that is able to provide such a standardized and technology-agnostic global coverage of Legacy Modernization solution requirements in the marketplace.

An example of the capabilities which are now available globally is Fujitsu ProgressionTM which includes the options of migrating clients from Mainframe and Midrange Platforms to a Microsoft technology stack either in a customer's Data Center or on Cloud Services including Microsoft Azure. All eight capabilities are described on the Fujitsu web sites and in related brochures.

Our definition of Modernization is broader than application migration. Global Legacy Modernization is formalizing proven Fujitsu IP capabilities such as Progression and CoolCat which we have been running with for some years in conjunction with the best partner solutions available. Customers have the benefit of Fujitsu being agnostic in its recommendations for the adoption of underlying technology."

Many private sector organizations and government agencies continue to rely heavily on ageing business-critical software applications and the platforms on which they reside. While these systems are reliable, scalable and rich with business logic, and have a high degree of functional fit, they often become serious roadblocks to growth, innovation, workplace usability and ability to leverage the advantages of cloud services.

"This consolidation of Fujitsu's Global Legacy Modernization solutions will resonate particularly well with multi-national organizations and those undergoing mergers and acquisitions because of the services' ability to undertake a worldwide overhaul of their application footprint with total consistency of process and delivery," Mr Gaskin said.

For further information about this new global offering please navigate to the Legacy Modernization area within your local country Fujitsu web site or contact

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 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 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013.
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About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand

Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. As the third largest ICT Company in the Australian and New Zealand marketplace, 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 News and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702).
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Date: 12 April, 2011
City: Sydney
Company: Fujitsu Australia Limited