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Fujitsu Remains at the Top in Japanese IT Outsourcing Revenue Ranking for Three Consecutive Years

Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo, August 28, 2007

Fujitsu Limited today announced that according to IDC Japan's newly released report, "Japan IT Outsourcing Leading Vendor Profile 2007" issued on August 21, 2007, the company was number one in revenues in the Japanese IT outsourcing market for fiscal 2006 (the year ending March 31, 2007). This marks the third successive year in which Fujitsu has ranked first in revenues in the Japanese IT outsourcing market. Fujitsu was able to expand its sales of outsourcing services by 9.1%, outperforming the 6.7% overall growth rate in the domestic IT outsourcing market.(1)

Fujitsu has been meeting customers' needs in Japan by offering a wide variety of IT outsourcing services. In addition to data center outsourcing, these include on-site outsourcing for operational management of systems located at customer sites, application outsourcing such as Application Portfolio Management services for the operation and maintenance of customer applications, and safety and security solutions under the SafetyRing brand for integrated risk management.

In fiscal 2006 Fujitsu expanded and deepened its involvement in the outsourcing field through such initiatives as starting operations at a newly opened BPO Center(2) and soliciting customers for in its new data center(3) in Tokyo. This fiscal year the company is continuing to enhance its business in the outsourcing field, including the full upcoming commercial launch of SaaS(4), among other initiatives.

Fujitsu plans to build on its achievements in this market by continuing to promote lifecycle proposals for operational services that are planned, designed and constructed from the customer's viewpoint. Moreover, Fujitsu will help its customers boost their competitiveness by broadening the scope of outsourced applications it provides through an expanded range of services fit to market and customer needs.

  • [1] Fujitsu Remains at the Top in Japanese IT Outsourcing Revenue Ranking for Three Consecutive Years

    Market growth rates are for calendar years 2005 and 2006; vendor sales growth rates are for fiscal years ending March 31, 2006 and 2007. Data according to "Japan IT Outsourcing Leading Vendor Profile 2007," IDC Japan, August 2007.

  • [2] BPO Center

    BPO stands for "Business Process Outsourcing," which involves the outsourcing of all or a portion of a company's operational processes to an outside specialist contractor. In March of this year, Fujitsu opened a new BPO Center, located in the Ota district of Tokyo, which provides data entry, storage, and consulting functions and serves as the centerpiece of Fujitsu's network of 19 BPO service locations throughout Japan.

  • [3] New Data Center

    Fujitsu started soliciting customers for its Tokyo System Center No.2, a next-generation Internet data center that is scheduled to open in December of this year. The new facility has twice the electrical capacity of the company's existing facility and is equipped with the latest sophisticated security technology.

  • [4] SaaS

    Stands for "Software as a Service." A business model in which application functions are delivered as services through a network. Enables enhanced flexibility, such as the ability to coordinate multiple applications or customize applications to specific user needs.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that create infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.1 trillion yen (US$43.2 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. For more information, please see:

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Date: 28 August, 2007
City: Tokyo
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