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Sweden Fujitsu awarded revenue commissioners’ ICT services and support contract

December 03, 2007

The Revenue Commissioners, the Irish tax and customs authority, has awarded the contract for the delivery and support of certain ICT Services to Fujitsu with an initial contract value in excess of €3m. The contract, which is for a two-year period with the option of a one-year extension, was awarded following an open EU procurement process and is a strategic element in the delivery of Revenue’s ICT Strategy.

All in all more than Vaasan & Vaasan 400 desktops in 15 towns across Finland are managed by the Patja service. The renewed agreement expands it to cover printing management, server capacity as service, Mobile Professional and lifecycle management for mobile devices. In addition, the company's e-mail and application platform, Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server (MOSS), will be provided as service.

As part of this contract, Fujitsu will provide strategic ICT architecture and process consulting and quality assurance services for Revenue. This will include assisting Revenue attain compliance with the new Business Continuity Management standard (BS25999) and achievement of security certification (ISO 27000) for defined systems.

Fujitsu and Revenue have a long and successful track record of working together on numerous infrastructure projects over many years. This new contract marks a key expansion in the range of services that Fujitsu and their partners will provide to Revenue.

“We have worked extensively in the Public Sector, both here in Ireland and around the world and have gained a wealth of experience and insight which we will exploit to deliver Revenue’s business objectives," said Regina Moran, CEO of Fujitsu. “We have an excellent track record in delivering real business value for our customers. We are delighted to have been awarded this contract from Revenue Commissioners and we look forward to working with them in the delivery of their ICT strategy over the coming years.”

Frank Daly, Revenue Chairman, commented: “Revenue and Fujitsu have already worked very successfully together in providing the enterprise server and storage systems for our flagship applications such as the Revenue On-Line Service and our back-office Integrated Taxation Services. This contract marks a broadening and deepening of our relationship. Fujitsu and their subcontractors are now providing expertise and a transfer of skills for technical architecture, certification and standards and quality assurance and testing work. It also shows that Revenue is serious about expanding its multi-vendor strategy for external ICT support, to ensure future choice, competition and value for money. Indeed the competition won by Fujitsu was extremely keen. We look forward to a successful working partnership as Revenue pushes forward its aggressive business strategy for 2008-2009.”

Fujitsu is one of the leading suppliers of consultancy, systems integration and managed services to Public and Private Sector customers across Europe and the World. As part of this contract, Fujitsu will bring this global experience and insight to Revenue, providing them with ongoing briefings and updates of innovative solutions and technologies.

Fujitsu in Ireland:

Fujitsu consults, designs, builds and operates innovative IT solutions and services, helping customers in Ireland realise the benefits of the connected economy. With some 600 people, we operate throughout the island, providing an end-to-end IT service to clients in business and governmentSome of Fujitsu Ireland’s clients include IIB Bank, An Garda Síochána, Dept of Transport, Dept of Family and Social Affairs, Vodafone Ireland, Airtricity and Woodies DIY.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is one of the leading IT services companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa. It has an annual turnover of £2.29 billion (€3.33 billion); employs almost 18,000 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 infrastructure consulting through integration and deployment.Headquartered in London, Fujitsu is the European-centred IT services arm of the Fujitsu Group. The Fujitsu Group is a US$40.6 billion (€33.4 billion) leader in the provision of IT systems and services for the global marketplace.

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Date: 03 December, 2007