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Scottish Water awards £28m IT transformation contract to Fujitsu and anticipates 20% cost savings

April 28, 2008

Fujitsu Services, one of Europe’s leading IT services companies, today announced it had secured a contract with Scottish Water in an 8 year deal worth £28m to supply service desk support and infrastructure services as well as desktop managed services. The project will support over 4,000 employees based all over Scotland including its HQ in Dunfermline and its offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Inverness and Livingston, plus engineers and support staff working remotely.

In 2002, three separate water authorities, East, West and North of Scotland merged to form Scottish Water, the UK’s fourth largest water utility serving around 5 million customers. Each company had its own IT system and support staff, which was obviously not cost effective or easy to manage. Scottish Water pulled this together into one business, but now wants to move its IT function onto the next level by moving to a managed service.

By enlisting Fujitsu to manage its infrastructure (servers and desktops) plus associated service desks for first line support, Scottish Water will save around 20% on its previous IT costs. But more than this, it wants the transition from in-house support to managed services support to help it out perform its targets and competitors. Scottish Water will also have improved hours of IT support, especially for its remote workers, as well as dramatically upgrading the infrastructure that the entire workforce uses.

David Brown, head of IT services at Scottish Water said: “From working with Fujitsu we want this to be a true business partnership to help us achieve all that we want to. Scottish Water has some great aspirations and we believe one of the ways to help us on our way is the provision of our IT through Fujitsu – not only to save on costs but also to free up our resources internally to concentrate on other strategic projects.

Jon Green, Private Sector sales director from Fujitsu Services said: “This is an extremely important contract to Fujitsu and one we are extremely proud of winning. To be working with Scottish Water to push its business forward is just the sort of work that we strive to do - both companies are working to the single goal of using IT to gain business advantage. To win an important contract like this reconfirms our presence in and commitment to Scotland.

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.

Graham Goulden

Phone: Phone: + 44 (0) 1753 604736
Fax: + 44 (0) 1753 604669
E-mail: E-mail: graham.goulden@uk.fujitsu.com
Company:Fujitsu Services

Alistair Kent

Phone: Phone: + 44 (0) 20 8564 6322
E-mail: E-mail: teamfujitsu@harvard.co.uk
Company:Harvard PR

Date: 28 April, 2008

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