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Fujitsu to Implement Streamlined Balfour Beatty UK Messaging Platform

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

London, May 01, 2014

Following the partnership agreement last July between Balfour Beatty and Fujitsu to undertake a UK IT transformation project, Balfour Beatty has now selected Fujitsu to implement a collaborative messaging platform across its UK businesses.

The plan is to implement a single collaborative messaging platform to support 14,000 UK users, across approximately 900 sites. Fujitsu will support the implementation of the messaging platform using Microsoft Exchange 2013 to replace 14 existing email platforms and enable the use of Microsoft Lync as a real-time communication tool.

“When we decided to invest in improving and streamlining our messaging platforms, we looked to Fujitsu to partner us.” said Danny Reeves, CIO of Balfour Beatty’s Services Division. “Implementing this collaborative messaging platform will help our employees better engage with each other and our customers.”

Helen Lamb, Executive Director for Managed Infrastructure Services at Fujitsu UK & Ireland, commented: “As a global company, Fujitsu realises the importance of collaboration and communication. The objective for this project is to create an easier to manage and much more collaborative environment for Balfour Beatty’s employees. We believe that implementing the messaging platform will provide Balfour Beatty with the efficiency and enhanced productivity it desires. The continuation of the partnership is also a testament to our relationship with Balfour Beatty.”

Planning is currently underway for implementation to be carried out over the next six to twelve months.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 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 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com

About Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Fujitsu UK & Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing over 10,100 people with an annual revenue of £1.6 billion. Additionally, Fujitsu’s other operations in the UK bring its total employee numbers to over 14,000 and its total revenues to £1.8 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: http://uk.fujitsu.com

About Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty is an international infrastructure group that delivers world class services essential to the development, creation and care of infrastructure assets; from finance and development, through design and project management to construction and maintenance.

Our businesses draw on more than 100 years of experience to deliver the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise to our clients principally in the UK and the USA, with developing businesses in Australia, Canada, the Middle East, South Africa and South East Asia.

With proven expertise in delivering infrastructure critical to support communities and society today and in the future, our key market sectors focus on infrastructure - transportation (roads, rail and aviation), power and energy, water, and complex buildings (both commercial and social).

Balfour Beatty employs 40,000 people around the world.

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Graham Goulden

Phone: Phone: + 44 (0) 843 354 9568
E-mail: E-mail: graham.goulden@uk.fujitsu.com
Company:Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Date: 01 May, 2014
City: London

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