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Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu Services Luxembourg Join Forces to Offer a SWIFT Integration Solution

January 19, 2009

To meet the expectations of insurance companies and the financial departments of large companies faced with the problem of integrating their systems with the SWIFT environment, Sun and Fujitsu have joined forces to come up with an integration solution based on Java™ CAPS[1].

As an integrator, Fujitsu Services Luxembourg boasts far-reaching experience of the financial sector and of SWIFT integration, ranging from the technical management of the platform to the overhaul of the business processes to the integration of back-office systems. Sun, for its part, has developed a middleware solution (Java CAPS) that significantly facilitates the integration effort by providing predefined SWIFT message structures as well as connectors towards the various technological environments.

This is a win-win situation for both Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu Services: Sun contributes its know-how of the Java CAPS middleware and Fujitsu its knowledge of the financial flows and its expertise in system implementation.

According to Michel Bovesse, Operations Director, Fujitsu Services Luxembourg: « Fujitsu was on the lookout for an upgradeable integration solution, capable of adapting to the specific needs of each client and based on open standards. Fujitsu opted for a partnership with Sun to offer a solution based on Java CAPS because it fulfilled all of these conditions ».

Pierre Hénin, Managing Director, Sun Microsystems Luxembourg adds : « Sun wanted to cooperate with Fujitsu in view of its team of SWIFT certified engineers[2] who are familiar with both the various technological components and the business environment of the customers ».

The solution devised by Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu Services targets banks and financial institutions, the main users of SWIFT, as well as insurance companies whose « Life » divisions have to contend with the same problems, prompting an ever-greater demand for integration solutions.

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.

About Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network is the Computer" -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at http://sun.com.

Filip Lecomte

Phone: Phone: +32 2 712.78.29
E-mail: E-mail: filip.lecomte@be.fujitsu.com
Company:Fujitsu Services
Marketing Manager

Frédérique Jacobs

Phone: Phone: +32 479 42.96.36
E-mail: E-mail: frederique.2.jacobs@be.fujitsu.com
Company:Filip Lecomte
Fujitsu Services

Inge Van Eycken

Phone: Phone: +32 2 704 81 45
E-mail: E-mail: Inge.Vaneycken@sun.com
Company:Sun Microsystems
PR/Marcom Specialist

Date: 19 January, 2009

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