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Fujitsu Technology Solutions CEO throws in the towel

Fujitsu Technology Solutions (FTS) CEO Rolf Schwirz has resigned, The Channel can reveal. He was brought into the Fujitsu fold in August 2010 after rocking up from SAP where he was head of mature markets EMEA. Prior to that he held various senior roles over a 12-year stretch at Oracle. Trotting out the much-used corporate line …
Paul Kunert, 06 Nov 2012

Fujitsu Tech Solutions boss: I am an industry 'insurgent'

Fujitsu UK and Ireland bigwig Michael Keegan is trying to highlight and exploit any uncertainty surrounding Dell and HP to win over distribution partners sitting at those vendors' top tables. Keegan, executive director of the Technology Product Group is clearly in self-licking mode, armed with growth stats that reveal the extent …
Paul Kunert, 18 Jan 2013
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Fujitsu Services shuts final salary pension scheme

The union Unite has condemned the decision by Fujitsu Services to shut its final salary pension scheme. The scheme was closed to new entrants in 2000, but the company will now start a 90 day consultation with the 4,000 staff who are still members from today. Peter Skyte, Unite national officer, said: “Fujitsu Services is a …
John Oates, 15 May 2009
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Fujitsu leads Home Office supplier spending

The Home Office paid Fujitsu Services £136m in 2009-10, with CSC, Atos and Raytheon among other major suppliers. Figures released by the Home Office to Kable under Freedom of Information have revealed the department's largest supplier of any kind in the 2009-10 financial year was an IT firm, but also that it splits its …
Kable, 11 Jan 2011
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Fujitsu faces strike action

Union Unite has confirmed five more days of strike action at Fujitsu. Starting tomorrow, Friday 22 January, 454 union members at Fujitsu will walk out. Further strike days are planned for Friday 29 January, Monday 1 February, Friday 5 February and Monday 8 February. Unite members in Northern Ireland will strike 26 January, and …
John Oates, 21 Jan 2010
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Fujitsu Services seals £500m Reuters outsourcing gig

Fujitsu Services has won a major contract with Reuters worldwide. Under the 10-year deal, which is valued at around £500m, Fujitsu will provide IT services, such as desktop PC maintenance and email services, for 17,500 Reuters employees in more than 100 countries. In addition, more than 300 Reuters staff will transfer to Fujitsu …
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Fujitsu staff to vote on strike call

The Unite union is holding a ballot of its members working for Fujitsu to consider strikes and other industrial action. Staff at Fujitsu services have already been hit with a pay freeze for the financial year. Contractors have been forced to take a 15 per cent rate cut. Unite is asking its 2,000 members working for Fujitsu …
John Oates, 03 Aug 2009
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Fujitsu workers picket London HQ

Disgruntled Fujitsu Services' employees protested at the firm's London headquarters today to mark the start of strike action by Unite union members - many of whom are disgusted at the management's stance on pay, pension and jobs. The walkout signals the beginning of what could be a series of stoppages stretching into the New …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Dec 2009
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Fujitsu Services ends union dispute

Fujitsu Services said yesterday that it has settled its long-running row with Manchester-based employees over redundancy rights, union recognition and better pay. According to Unite, the union that represents Fujitsu workers, its members voted 99.6 per cent on an 89.2 per cent turnout in favour of ending the dispute. This …
Kelly Fiveash, 13 Sep 2007
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Unhappy Fujitsu staff vote for pre-Xmas strike

Fujitsu Services staff voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action, with 1,500 UK workers set to down tools on Friday, 18 December. Unite, Blighty's largest union, said that further action was planned for the New Year with two-day walkouts expected on 7-8 and 14-15 January. It added that there would also be a 24-hour strike …
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Dec 2009
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Fujitsu staff begin walkouts over pay, job cuts

Fujitsu Services' staff are picketing at the company's London headquarters today, in protest against pension cuts and compulsory redundancies set for the New Year. Earlier this week, Unite union members at the firm voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action, after many Fujitsu workers expressed disgust at the services …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Dec 2009
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Fujitsu Services drops IPO plan

Japanese technology giant Fujitsu Limited has told its UK-based subsidiary Fujitsu Services that it must drop its long-stated ambition to spin out on the stock exchange. The services arm will instead become the "pillar" of a global services business, the firm said this week. After the dotcom bust, Fujitsu Services retrenched …
Mark Ballard, 22 Mar 2007
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Fujitsu UK workers vote to strike

Union members at Fujitsu Services have voted for strike action over pensions, pay and job cuts. The action is not yet decided. Senior Unite union reps are meeting today to decide the next move after 74 per cent of members who voted called for a walk out. Some 92 per cent agreed to industrial action short of a strike. A …
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Fujitsu Services to create 400 NI jobs

There was good news on the jobs front this week for Northern Ireland, with the announcement that Fujitsu Services is to create 400 new jobs in Derry and Belfast. The positions are the result of a planned £18m investment in the region by the company and Invest Northern Ireland. The IT services company is establishing a managed …
ENN, 07 Jun 2007
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Peeved Fujitsu workers down tools - again

Fujitsu Services' workers kicked off a further series of walkouts at the company today, following a clash with management over a pay freeze and redundancies in the UK last November. As we reported last month, hundreds of Fujitsu staff took part in a one day strike on 18 December, after bosses at the firm failed to reach an …
Kelly Fiveash, 07 Jan 2010
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Fujitsu Services ups profits in '05

Fujitsu Services made a profit before exceptional items of £73.8m in the year ended March 31 2005, a decent increase on the £54.3m it brought in last year. Total turnover was £1.986bn - 14.5 per cent up on last year. More work from the UK government and an upturn in new business, especially in retail and financial services, …
John Oates, 07 Jun 2005
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Fujitsu redundancy row deepens

The redundancy programme at Fujitsu Services, which will cut 1,200 UK jobs, is already breaking down into arguments. The company's consultative committee has resigned en masse in protest at the lack of consultation from Fujitsu's management. But the group have agreed to stay in place until the day before replacements are in …
John Oates, 10 Sep 2009
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Fujitsu cuts 1,200 UK jobs after revenue mauling

Fujitsu Services is shedding roughly 10 per cent of its UK workforce with the announcement that 1,200 jobs will go, following less than pretty revenues. In June the Japanese tech firm reported an 11 per cent drop in first quarter revenue, down to ¥1.04tn (£6.7bn). It pulled in a net loss of ¥29bn (£186m) during Q1. However, …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Aug 2009
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Fujitsu staff clash with bosses over pay freeze

Fujitsu Services employees are up in arms after the company's management announced a pay freeze. A memo was dished out to the firm's Blighty-based workers earlier this week, in which Fujitsu's UK boss Richard Christou outlined "the need to take action now to protect our business." He blamed the economic downturn for the company …
Kelly Fiveash, 27 Mar 2009
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Fujitsu cuts contractor pay

Fujitsu Services has confirmed that it is asking contractors to swallow a 15 per cent pay cut because of prevailing economic conditions. The company said about 450 staff employed by agencies would be hit, but not temporary staff or those on fixed term contracts. Fujitsu said: This programme is designed to realign our costs …
John Oates, 22 Apr 2009
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Fujitsu to buy Swedish reseller

Fujitsu Services is buying Mandator, the Swedish reseller, for $78m in cash - roughly one times annual revenues. The price, three Swedish crowns per share, represents a 30 per cent premium on Mandator's stock price in the ten days before the offer was announced. The offer is recommended by Mandator's board of directors - which …
Team Register, 08 Oct 2007
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Fujitsu wants NHS exit payment

Fujitsu Services has submitted a claim for payment to the NHS, following its sacking in May from the National Programme for IT. A spokesperson for the firm refused to confirm or deny a claim in the Independent that the vendor is asking for £700m of the £896m it was due to have been paid if the ten year contract had been …
Kablenet, 02 Sep 2008
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New £4bn UK.gov IT shopping centre slips launch deadline

Bosses have been told whether or not their businesses have provisionally made it onto a new list of approved IT suppliers for Blighty's public sector - and resellers feature heavily. The three-year IT Hardware and Services (ITH&S) framework offers £4bn in work and sales, and will - after delays - eventually replace ESPO Contract …
Paul Kunert, 06 Jun 2012
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Fujitsu results: good mid-table performance

Fujitsu Services posted a good increase in revenue profits and claimed a record forward order book of £6.6bn, up from £6.5bn last year. For the year ended 31 March 2007, Fujitsu made a profit before tax of £172m, up 11.5 per cent on last year, and increased turnover by 7.5 per cent to £2,465m. CEO David Courtley said the …
John Oates, 13 Jun 2007
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GFI says 'non' to Fujitsu bid

Fujitsu is feeling rejected after its bid for French IT services group GFI was bounced by investors, management, and staff. Fujitsu Services' €8.50 per share bid had demanded that a minimum of 66.67 per cent of shareholders agree to sell up. In the end, only 40.6 per cent liked the deal. GFI management control 13 per cent of …
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Fujitsu swoops on GFI Informatique

Fujitsu Services wants to buy GFI Informatique, the French reseller which wants to be bought by the private equity group Apax. So it is bypassing GFI's reseller's board to appeal directly to the company's shareholders. Yesterday, it confirmed its intention to launch a counter-offer for the company at a price of €8.50 per share …
Drew Cullen, 02 May 2007
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MoD signs Microsoft mega licensing deal for 180,000 PCs

The Ministry of Defence renewed a three-year Microsoft Enterprise Agreement late on Friday with Software Box Ltd (SBL) for 180,000 seats in a deal that sources value at roughly £15m per year. SBL has held the Microsoft EA with the MoD for the past nine years and channel folk are not surprised the Large Account Reseller won the …
Paul Kunert, 01 Jul 2013

Fujitsu says biz to pick up in 2010

Kuniaki Nozoe, president of Japanese IT giant Fujitsu, gave investors and customers an update on the company's financial situation in Tokyo this morning, and said that thanks to restructuring and acquisitions, he was hopeful that Fujitsu would be able to get profitable this fiscal year and boost profits in the following year. …
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Fujitsu buys German reseller

Fujitsu Services is taking a majority stake in German reseller TDS AG. Fujitsu will pay General Atlantic Partners for its 74 per cent share in the company. Fujitsu will pay €2.8 per share for the firm - 14 per cent higher than they were trading at close on Friday. Other shareholders are also selling out, so Fujitsu should end …
John Oates, 11 Dec 2006
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Fujitsu Technology Solutions goes global

Fujitsu Technology Solutions, previously Fujitsu Siemens Computers, is launching a major push into meeting data centre infrastructure needs using its newly-announced BX900 blade server. It wants to offer infrastructure platforms as well as both managed and supplied infrastructure services. An infrastructure, in FTS terms, is …
Chris Mellor, 11 May 2009
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Fujitsu wagons circle GFI Informatique

Fujitsu Services has formally published an unsolicited offer to buy GFI Informatique, the leading French reseller. The €419m ($569m) offer represents a premium of 19.5 per cent over GFI's closing price last week, the company says. With GFI under its wing, Fujitsu Services would gain a much stronger coverage in France and Spain …
Drew Cullen, 28 May 2007
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Fujitsu threaten one redundancy

The amicable resolution of a long-running dispute between Fujitsu Services and employees at its Manchester office could be in jeopardy after the firm threatened to make one employee redundant. To make matters worse, Amicus, the union leading a dispute over pay, redundancy rights and union recognition at Fujitsu, said the …
Mark Ballard, 27 Apr 2007
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MPs guide Fujitsu workers back to talks

Fujitsu is to return to talks with disgruntled IT staff after MPs offered to mediate in the long-running dispute and staff called off strike action. IT workers at Fujistu's Manchester offices had planned a national picket of an un-named Fujitsu customer on Saturday 17 March and another strike tomorrow, Tuesday. Both were called …
Mark Ballard, 19 Mar 2007
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Chief leaves Brit IT giant Phoenix after just 15 months

Phoenix IT Group chief exec Dave Courtley has quit the firm after less than 15 months in the role, the LSE-listed IT services company confirmed this morning. The former Fujitsu Services bigwig rocked up at Northampton-based Phoenix in July 2011 replacing long-serving boss Nick Robinson, who stepped down after 18 years at the …
Paul Kunert, 04 Oct 2012
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Striking staff harry Fujitsu

Fujitsu Services has walked away from talks with striking UK staff for a second time after they refused to postpone industrial action while a compromise was being hammered out. Fujitsu last agreed to talks after staff at its Manchester office went on strike in November. According to the union, the talks were getting nowhere, …
Mark Ballard, 05 Mar 2007
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Phoenix IT Group bags industry veteran Courtley as CEO

Phoenix IT Group has appointed industry veteran and former Fujitsu Services UK boss Dave Courtley as CEO replacing current incumbent Nick Robinson who is set to retire later this month. Robinson hangs up his boots on 28 July after 18 years at the LSE listed IT services players, with Courtley, former UK boss at Fujitsu Services, …
Paul Kunert, 07 Jul 2011
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Fujitsu in the frame for massive Lloyds TSB deal

Lloyds TSB, the retail bank, is set to award a multi-million pound IT systems contract to Fujitsu Services, according to Computer Weekly. The magazine reports that IBM was also bidding for the work. In December last year, IBM won a £500m contract to provide Lloyds TSB's network and VoIP services for the next seven years. The …
Lucy Sherriff, 06 Jan 2005
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Fujitsu seals £170m deal with Lloyds TSB

Fujitsu Services has confirmed that it has won a five-year, £170m contract to manage, update and maintain the IT systems at retail banker Lloyds TSB. Under the terms of the deal, 300 staff from Lloyds TSB's existing IT teams and suppliers will move to Fujitsu. They will retain their existing terms and conditions of employment …
Lucy Sherriff, 15 Apr 2005

Suppliers finally get contracts for £4bn gov IT shopping centre

Suppliers bidding for a place on the delayed IT Hardware & Services (ITH&S) framework have finally been awarded their contracts. A provisional list of suppliers dominated by resellers emerged some weeks ago as The Channel exclusively revealed, but companies that failed to make the cut were then given a 10-day period in which to …
Paul Kunert, 27 Jun 2012
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Fujitsu and union in jam over strike

Fujitsu has declared that its dispute with Amicus, the UK's largest private sector union, has got stuck in the mud because it refuses to allow the union to represent IT workers who do not want their representation. Approximately 100 staff have been out on a week-long strike at Fujitsu's head office since Monday over recognition …
Mark Ballard, 31 Jan 2007
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Fujitsu shifts helpdesk jobs to South Africa

Fujitsu Services is to transfer its internal helpdesk operation in the UK to South Africa in a bid to free-up workers to serve the company's own customers instead. The IT services company insists it's not following in the footsteps of other companies that have sent IT jobs overseas. Instead, its internal helpdesk support for …
Tim Richardson, 09 Mar 2004
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UK.gov IT supremos chat up software suppliers for next summer

Government bigwigs overseeing the UK's public sector IT buyers hobnobbed with suppliers this week to keep them onboard after their current contracts expire. Civica, Computacenter, Softcat, SCC, Equanet, Fujitsu Services, Insight, Trustmarque, Software Box and Phoenix Software convened at the offices of the Government Procurement …
Paul Kunert, 20 Jul 2012
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Failure to back up data could cost you millions – Fujitsu

Thanks to a Reg reader for alerting us to the following flyer from Fujitsu: Failure to back up mobile data could cost you millions I see that Fujitsu are hosting a series of Seminars advising IT managers and directors about the good sense of backing up data, our informant writes. I wonder what would happen if some of their less …
Drew Cullen, 21 Nov 2002
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Fujitsu loses £500m Walsall Council deal

Walsall Council pulled the plug on a £500m outsourcing deal with Fujitsu after proving that it can improve its shoddy services without help from the private sector. The deal would have seen over 1,500 council staff sold off to Fujitsu and subcontractors Vertex under the direction of a strategy dubbed "Putting the Citizen First …
Mark Ballard, 16 Jan 2006
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Fujitsu sues CSC

Fujitsu Services is taking CSC Computer Science to court in the UK over breach of contract. The Japanese services firm is suing its American rival for £7.6m, "or alternatively damages in like amount for breach of contract, or alternatively quantum meruit or constitution," said the legal claim, filed with the Royal Courts of …
Mark Ballard, 08 Feb 2006
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Walsall lost trust in Fujitsu

Walsall Council kicked Fujitsu Services out of negotiations for a £500m outsourcing deal because it was jaded by the IT supplier's "brinkmanship" and exasperated by disagreements over contractual liability, it has emerged. Councillors wanting to know why a three-year procurement process had failed, attended a council meeting on …
Mark Ballard, 08 Feb 2006
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Fujitsu wins £650m UK Post Office deal

Fujitsu Services Ltd, the company formerly known as ICL, has won the £650m, seven-year deal to manage the Post Office's computer systems. Which is nice. But not winning the contract would have been a big setback, as - FSL has managed the Post Offices 'puters under a similar contract since 1996. ®
Drew Cullen, 24 Jan 2003
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Walsall escapes scrutiny of scuppered Fujitsu deal

The District Auditor has refused a request to investigate Walsall Council Cabinet's secret negotiations over an aborted £500m outsourcing deal with Fujitsu. Opposition council leaders wrote to the auditor in December, requesting an investigation because there had been no open negotiations of the plan, despite at least two years …
Mark Ballard, 24 Jan 2006
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Govt sidelines Fujitsu in courts IT fiasco

The Lord Chancellor' department is cutting back the role of Fujitsu Services in a project to modernise the magistrates court system, following long delays in delivering bespoke software. Fujitsu is ahead of schedule in providing hardware and network infrastructure in courts for the Libra project, which is due to be completed at …
John Leyden, 25 Jul 2002
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Fujitsu stacks up SOA

In as much as Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) are predominantly hot air rather than current implementation strategy for most of both the user and vendor community, it is quite difficult to point to any from either camp that can be readily identified as an obvious leader. With the launch of SystemWalker, however, Fujitsu …
Martin Banks, 24 Mar 2006