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Fujitsu Opens Entries to Global SELECT Innovation Awards for Channel Partners

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News facts: 
  • Now in their second year, Global SELECT Innovation Awards recognize excellence among Fujitsu channel partners
  • Awards celebrate SELECT Partner Program Members’ innovative use of Fujitsu solutions for technology integration, mobility, big data, security, cloud, integrated computing and software-defined infrastructure
  • Overall winner to receive USD 10,000 in marketing funds
Munich, June 27, 2016 Fujitsu invites entries for its Global SELECT Innovation AwardsOpen a new window for the second consecutive year, acknowledging the value of its channel partners. The company’s more than 16,000 SELECT PartnersOpen a new window worldwide are eligible to enter, with a bounty of USD 10,000 in joint marketing and sales development programs and a trip to Fujitsu Forum TokyoOpen a new window in 2017 up for grabs by the overall winner.

Dave Hazard, Head of Sales Operations and Channel in EMEIA at Fujitsu, says: “The Global SELECT Innovation Awards recognize the exceptional role that our SELECT Partners play in helping customers to drive digitalization and digital transformation. Fujitsu aims to help its partners achieve success through recognition as trusted advisors. We are constantly evolving the SELECT Partner Program to further increase the value it brings to our partners, enabling them to help their customers move into the digital era.”

Fujitsu channel partners have until September 30, 2016 to submit nominationsOpen a new window for the Global SELECT Innovation Awards. The winner and two finalists will be selected by a panel of judges drawn from across Fujitsu. Key criteria for award winners are to demonstrate the impact in creating a Human Centric Intelligent Society, and show how their offerings are closely aligned with the Fujitsu Technology and Service Vision – with a focus on the portfolio areas of integration, mobility, big data, security, cloud, integrated computing, and software-defined connected infrastructure solutions and the Channel Partner level in the SELECT Partner Program, as well as the areas of SELECT expertise.

Last year, Global SELECT Innovation Award winners were celebrated at Fujitsu Forum in Munich. The overall winner was Italian firm Gruppomega, a leader in the design and construction of turnkey technological systems for industrial, commercial and public buildings in Italy. Gruppomega was awarded first prize by Fujitsu for its support of the Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria’s Saf@medOpen a new window project to analyze food production and sustainable use of resources for the region. Last year’s runners up were CSW of GermanyOpen a new window, for a High Performance Computing (HPC) project to improve research and development for TLT-Turbo, the world’s leading manufacturer of technology driven industrial fans and ventilation systems, and Kernel IT of GreeceOpen a new window for its Self Service Cloud App, a virtualized solution based on Fujitsu infrastructure to help digitalize municipal government services in Heraklion, the principal city of Crete.

Salvatore Cipriano, account manager at Gruppomega says: “Winning the Fujitsu Global SELECT Innovation Award has really helped us to grow, and it enabled our company to become known globally, across the Fujitsu network. Through the SELECT Partner Program, we have been able to truly harness talent from both Fujitsu and our own organization to develop and deploy solutions that help our customers to embrace digital transformation”.

Notes to editors

The Global SELECT Innovation Awards 2016 are now open for entries. Proposals can be submitted via this link. The 2015 Award Winners can be viewed here.

Eligibility and deadlines
1. All Fujitsu channel partners, that are members of the SELECT Partner Program – SELECT Registered or SELECT Expert – are eligible to submit a nomination for the Global SELECT Innovation Award
2. The nomination deadline is September 30, 2016 at 12:00 CET (Central European Time)

About the SELECT Partner Program
Relaunched in April 2015, the SELECT Partner Program spearheads Fujitsu’s roadmap for international growth through channel enablement, and is distinguished by its three pillars:

  • Reliable Innovation: Fujitsu provides every member of its SELECT Partner Program with access to high-quality, customizable solutions intended to help their customers to simplify and enhance everyday life. Fujitsu’s best-in-class products represent the foundation of IT solutions that channel partners’ end customers will find compelling.
  • Individual Support: Fujitsu’s cooperation with its channel partners is sustained and developed by personal relationships and distinguished by the hallmark of excellence, so it is easy for Fujitsu and its partners to succeed in developing mutually-profitable business. By providing market-leading tools, specialized processes, and sources of information, Fujitsu empowers its channel partners to differentiate in their business.
  • Commitment to Growth: Fujitsu is helping its channel partners to grow in the market. The Fujitsu Rules of Engagement for business demonstrate the company’s clear commitment to understanding the unique value of its partners in the IT market, while also respecting their customers and embracing cultural differences.


With the SELECT Registered and SELECT Expert partner categories, Fujitsu offers a two-level program for partners. At entry level, SELECT Registered partners can qualify for new specializations ranging from mobility solutions to advanced server solutions. Partners who make a greater commitment to working with Fujitsu can achieve official recognition as a Fujitsu accredited SELECT Expert partner. This level provides full access to Fujitsu’s comprehensive portfolio of solutions, enabling partners to become a truly trusted advisor to their customers.

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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 156,000 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 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. For more information, please see

About Fujitsu EMEIA

Fujitsu enables customers to capitalize on digital opportunities with confidence, by helping them to balance robust ICT and digital innovation. The leading information and communication technology (ICT) company can achieve this based on its full portfolio of business-technology products, solutions and services, ranging from workplace systems to data center solutions, managed services, and cloud-based software and solutions. Fujitsu’s vision is to enable a Human Centric Intelligent Society that creates value by connecting infrastructure, empowering people and creatively defining new forms of intelligence. In Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), Fujitsu employs more than 29,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group. For more information, please see

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Date: 27 June, 2016
City: Munich