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Fujitsu appointed to transform Reuters IT infrastructure

August 16, 2007
Fujitsu Services has been awarded a landmark global contract for the internal IT infrastructure of Reuters, the world’s largest news and information provider. Fujitsu has agreed a 10 year contract with Reuters to provide IT services for Reuters 17,500 employees based in more than 100 countries around the world, from Dubai, to China, to Brazil.

Reuters is the leading global financial data and news company providing information tailored for professionals in the financial services, media and corporate markets. As part of the deal, the contract sees a number of Reuters staff transfer to Fujitsu from around the world.

The new IT infrastructure will be hosted by Fujitsu and will improve substantially the end-user experience for Reuters people. Fujitsu will transform Reuters internal computer systems so that users can gain seamless secure access to IT services wherever they are in the world. The solution will be supported by Fujitsu multi-lingual service desks in Lisbon and Kuala Lumpur. Data centre services will be provided from Fujitsu facilities around the world. It is anticipated that this innovative approach will offer Reuters significant productivity improvements and improve their competitive edge.

David Lister, Reuters chief information officer, said: "This partnership will allow Reuters to accelerate the development of our internal IT services, giving us greater flexibility to respond to the changing needs of our business divisions. It will provide technology appropriate to the needs of our people wherever they are working around the world.”

David Courtley, chief executive of Fujitsu Services said: “For Fujitsu this is a ground breaking deal with a world-class global business which will introduce a common IT approach across their entire world-wide operations. It will help enable a step-change in Reuters productivity and hence competitiveness.”

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About Fujitsu Services

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.

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Date: 16 August, 2007