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Fujitsu Launches Australian Application Solution Centre in Adelaide

Local Centre of Excellence to Employ 200 Within Two Years

Fujitsu Australia Limited

Adelaide, December 03, 2007

As part of its regional onshore and offshore delivery strategy, IT services giant, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, is ramping up its local software development presence by establishing an Australian Application Solution Centre in Adelaide.

The Centre, which is expected to employ 200 people within two years, will provide a low risk onshore delivery alternative for companies seeking to reduce their application development and maintenance costs without sending work overseas. The Centre will also provide a gateway to Fujitsu’s regional offshore facilities in India and the Philippines, ensuring that any offshore work is effectively managed and coordinated through the Adelaide Centre.

“This Centre represents a major investment by Fujitsu in developing and expanding our domestic capabilities,” said Jean-Pierre Deruddere, Fujitsu’s Executive General Manager, Enterprise Application Services.

“Recognising that many of our Australian clients would prefer a lower cost domestic solution rather than an offshore strategy for key projects, we have chosen to invest in building up our existing infrastructure in Adelaide into a true centre of excellence for software development, maintenance and support.

“Our operation in Adelaide has a proven track record in delivering quality application services from a solid base of outstanding local expertise in software design, development, maintenance and support. By focusing additional resources to expand this facility, we will be able to offer higher levels of competency and greater economies of scale to meet our business and government clients’ needs for quality application services at a lower price,” he said.

Fujitsu chose Adelaide for its cost advantages, strong heritage in software development and support, substantial pool of skilled talent and ready access to a high quality supply of graduates from the four local universities. The Centre will provide services in a range of leading technologies such as J2EE, Oracle and .Net.

The South Australian Government has welcomed the initiative, with Premier Mike Rann welcoming the opportunities the Centre presents for high tech jobs and local skills development.

“An independent study of 28 Australian cities has found Adelaide is the most business-competitive city in the country – beating every other capital city in the nation. Our favourable costs and IT skills make Adelaide a highly competitive investment destination. We are proud to have the opportunity to partner with Fujitsu not only to keep these jobs in Australia, but also to expand our local skills,” he said.

Fujitsu sees the Australian Application Solution Centre as a vital offering on its outsourcing continuum, offering a low cost but lower risk alternative to offshoring.

“Obviously, some clients for whom costs are a major constraint will continue to send work offshore to India, China and elsewhere. However, for others seeking to reduce their costs without increasing their exposure to the risks or governance issues associated with sending work overseas, the Australian Application Solution Centre offers an ideal alternative.

“We are already investigating opportunities to bring back to Australia projects that are currently offshore, but for which this new centre represents a better risk/price performance ratio than the overseas option,” Mr Deruddere said.

Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand

Fujitsu is a full service provider of information technology and communications solutions. Throughout Australia and New Zealand 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 has earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited of Japan. For more information, please see:

About Fujitsu Limited

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 open up 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.
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Date: 03 December, 2007
City: Adelaide
Company: Fujitsu Australia Limited