Over the past year, Transformational Government has placed emphasis on improving the efficiency of corporate services and infrastructure to free up resources for front line service. To help achieve this objective, Fujitsu Services and the Cabinet Office announced a new framework in May 2007. Called public sector Flex, this framework provides information and communication technology (ICT) as a shared service across the public sector. The Cabinet Office has taken up the service itself and also acts as a purchasing authority for other public sector organisations. The service is supplied by Fujitsu Services. Flex offers Government bodies ease of procurement, guaranteed quality of service, significant cost reductions, environmental economies and enhanced functionality through common infrastructure and reuse of systems. Other users of Flex include, the Department of Innovation, Universities and Schools (DIUS) and the Office of National Statistics (ONS). ONS is the largest value Flex contract to date - £40 million over five years.
Fujitsu Services is a leading European information technology services company. Its business is helping its customers realise the value of information technology through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed service contracts. It serves customers in the private and public sectors across Europe including retail, financial services, healthcare and government. With an annual turnover of £2.56 billion (€3.22 billion), it employs over 21,000 people across 20 countries. Headquartered in London, Fujitsu Services is the European IT services arm of the US$53 billion (€32.9 billion) Fujitsu Group. Visit pt.fujitsu.com or uk.fujitsu.com for more information.
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Date: 20 March, 2008
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