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Fujitsu Unified Workspace Enables Anywhere, Any Device Enterprise Working

Fujitsu Unified Workspace Enables Anywhere, Any Device Enterprise Working

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

London, May 31, 2012

Fujitsu has announced Fujitsu Unified Workspace, providing users with a single, personalised point of access to the applications, data and communications tools they need to work flexibly and effectively, anywhere and on any device, via a secure virtualised environment.

Fujitsu Unified Workspace is built from fully integrated best-of-breed technology including the Fujitsu Productivity Suite utilising the Microsoft Office 365 platform, Cisco Unified Communications tools and Citrix Desktop Virtualisation technology. Fujitsu Unified Workspace provides a compelling alternative to traditional desktop and communication services provision, offering enhanced governance of security and reduced cost. Unified Workspace is suitable for organisations of 5,000 or more where it will deliver substantial benefits.

Enterprise IT, simplified

By adopting Fujitsu Unified Workspace, IT managers can improve user experience and productivity through more appealing, flexible working practices, giving staff the best ICT tools for the job at hand. New users can be provisioned in minutes rather than days, providing them with a seamless virtual environment that is tailored and optimised to their individual needs. Services can be scaled up or down in response to peaks and troughs in business demand, while intelligent security controls automatically vary access privileges according to the user’s profile and location.

By cutting capital expenditure on ICT and enabling property rationalisation, total cost of ownership can be reduced by up to 40%, enabling redeployment of budget. Rationalising when and how applications are used and adopting smarter working practices enables IT resources to be freed up to focus on strategic initiatives.

Simon Gray, Fujitsu UK & Ireland, said:

“End users now have high expectations of the IT they use within the enterprise. ‘Excellent IT’ is seen as being as or more effective and usable than devices used within the home. Enterprises now need to be agile in providing simple, convenient UK IT solutions that offer their workforce the choice to be productive in the office, at home or on the go using desktop, notebook, tablet or smartphone devices, without losing control."

“With Unified Workspace, we can uniquely provide a single, integrated solution to meet these requirements – bringing together the applications, data and communications they need in a single and secure virtualised environment.”

Increased responsiveness

Fujitsu Unified Workspace enables IT departments to be far more responsive to software updates, ensuring applications are always up to date without the need to handle complex change cycles. Compliance can also be easily maintained, ensuring the business meets any changes in Data Protection Act and PCI compliance.

This is also of significant benefit in regards to new market opportunities within the private sector and government policy changes within the public sector; by providing employees with a simplified, highly flexible point of access to everything they need to perform their role, responsiveness to customer demands can be improved.

Key components of Fujitsu Unified Workspace include:

  • Fujitsu Virtual Client Services
    Virtual Client Services provides users with secure access to shared desktop applications anytime; anywhere from any device. Applications are dynamically served based on the profile of the user; the user’s location and device type. This provides true location agnostic, device aware secure provision of applications.
  • Fujitsu Unified Communications
    Integrated voice, voicemail, video, instant messaging and collaboration tools for the virtual client environment, along with secure connectivity to deliver a seamless experience to users.
  • Fujitsu Productivity Suite
    Enables organisations to provide their staff with secure anywhere access to the Microsoft Office 365 suite of services including email, shared calendars, IM, video conferencing and document collaboration capabilities. This solution reinforces the benefits of Microsoft Office 365 with enterprise-level security, delivered via the Fujitsu Private Cloud.

Gray continued:

“Fujitsu is already delivering virtualised client services to over 100,000 end-users, including a leading UK bank and Central Government organisation. Our belief in Unified Workspace is evident in its imminent internal deployment across our business – transforming the way our 10,000 strong workforce works. We estimate to deliver approximately £0.5m of cost savings within the first year, and this will only increase as more of our infrastructure moves to Unified Workspace.”

James Stevenson, area vice president, UK, Ireland & South Africa, Citrix Systems said:

“It’s clear that keeping productivity high and customer service on track is making flexible working solutions more appealing than ever to organisations. What was once considered an added bonus for employees is becoming increasingly commonplace, meaning solutions such as Unified Workspace will really allow organisations to implement a cost efficient, comprehensive, secure environment to meet the surge in demand for flexible working.”

Laurent Blanchard, Cisco vice president of Enterprise Business Group, EMEAR said:

"88% of IT leaders are seeing growth in employees using their own devices in the workplace highlighting the main benefits of improved productivity and collaboration. Cisco solutions provide the flexibility for workers to work their way whilst maintaining control and without compromising security of the organisation, which is the top concern for IT. With their broad experience in managing desktops and reputation for innovation, we are very pleased to be partnering with Fujitsu."

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see:

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see:

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Date: 31 May, 2012
City: London


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