Fujitsu Managing Director, John Clare, pointed to the company's impressive track record in implementing the latest technology in a courtroom setting.
“Fujitsu has a great deal of experience in delivering working technology-enabled courtrooms in The Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK. The company has been involved in providing the technology for a number of high profile Inquiries; including the Bloody Sunday enquiry, the Bristol Royal Infirmary and Shipman Inquiries. Fujitsu has also delivered a number of similar courtroom technology projects in the Laganside Court Complex in Belfast and the new Commercial Court in Bow Street, Dublin. Fujitsu is also leading Northern Ireland's Causeway project, which will enable all justice agencies in Northern Ireland electronically share information easily, confidently and efficiently thereby enhancing the overall performance of the criminal justice system.
Fujitsu Services is one of the leading IT services companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa . It has an annual turnover of £1.74 billion, (€2.58 billion) employs 14,500 people and operates in over 20 countries. It designs, builds and operates IT systems and services for customers in the financial services, telecom, retail, utilities and government markets. Its core strength is the delivery of IT infrastructure management and outsourcing across desktop, networking and data centre environments, together with a full range of related services, from consulting through integration and deployment. Headquartered in London , Fujitsu Services is the European-centred IT services arm of the Fujitsu Group. The Fujitsu Group is a US$45 billion (€37 billion) leader in customer-focused IT systems and services for the global marketplace.
The effective operation of the courts system is a critical element of the well being of any society. Courts, by virtue of their role, have a significant impact on lives and welfare. Their effectiveness is therefore of considerable importance. Effectiveness is not influenced solely by the manner in which cases are dealt with by judges in the courtroom environment, but also by the administrative and institutional framework, which exists to support and facilitate the operation of the courts. In Ireland this framework is provided by the Courts Service, which was established on 9 November 1999 following on from the enactment of the Courts Service Act, 1998. The legislation establishing the new Service set out its mains functions as being to: • manage the courts • provide support services for the judges • provide information on the courts system to the public • provide, manage and maintain court buildings, and • provide facilities for users of the courts
Date: 27 February, 2005
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