Articles about Fujitsu Services

Fujitsu Tech Products boss channels his inner Sid Vicious

If the rhetoric from the latest chief straddling Fujitsu’s UK Technology Product Group (TPG) sounds familiar, it’s because it is. James Johnston quietly took over from Tom Roche two months ago but his change of role was not the only move at TPG; more recently, sales director Kevin Matthew jumped ship, perhaps before he was …
Paul Kunert, 07 Oct 2016

Winners and losers: Here's who made the cut for mega TP2 framework

A public sector contracts fat cat and some household PC brands are among the suppliers that failed to directly win a place on a mega pan-government hardware and software framework contract, according to a preliminary list seen by The Register. The Technology Products (TP) 2 agreement, worth up to £4bn over four years, is due …
Paul Kunert, 23 Sep 2016
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Fujitsu Tech Products overhauls direct sales team's pay

Fujitsu’s Technology Products Group (FTPG) says it is going to pay its end user sales team the same amount regardless of whether they transact business via resellers or cut out the middlemen. This is one of the levers the new look team team over at FTPG is pulling to grow business while containing costs, and breaking down the …
Paul Kunert, 13 Apr 2016
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Fujitsu Services hacks bonuses to pay for minimum wage hike

Exclusive Folk at Fujitsu Services Engineering Services Ltd (FSESL) have claimed that changes to their bonuses made to accommodate a rise in the minimum wage will actually leave some of them worse off. From 1 April – the Fools’ Day – the UK organisation complied with new government legislation to raise the National Living Wage for those …
Paul Kunert, 08 Apr 2016

Fujitsu 'insurgent' Keegan pops up in top EMEIA post

It's all change at the top of Fujitsu’s UK management deck, with boss man Michael Keegan being catapulted into the firm’s EMEIA hardware business. Self-titled "industry insurgent" Keegan, who was made CEO of local operations 14 months ago, will also shadow his successor from the chairman’s office as well as helping to “design …
Paul Kunert, 02 Jul 2015
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Industry vet rocks up at Phoenix Software

Industry and distribution veteran Johnny Ellis has crossed into reseller land for the first time, rocking up as sales and marketing director at York-based Microsoft enterprise licensing partner Phoenix Software. Ellis, who only exited Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions at the end of November, will also control the S&M …
Paul Kunert, 05 Dec 2014
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Fujitsu Services ordered to reveal size of pay scale for ALL TECHIES

An arbitration court has sided with the Unite union and ordered Fujitsu Services to go open kimono about employee's pay structure, in a bid to aid collective bargaining during the annual pay review. The Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) — an independent dispute resolution body with statuary powers — received a complaint from …
Paul Kunert, 31 Oct 2014
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Multi-billion pound UK.gov tech framework awarded to 33 suppliers

Crown Commercial Services has told 33 suppliers they have tentatively made it onto the pan-public sector Technology Products framework estimated to be worth between £4bn to £6bn over its tenure. Technology Products, initially labelled as IT Products and Services when programme specs were released in January, is a direct …
Paul Kunert, 02 Sep 2014
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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 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 …
Paul Kunert, 18 Jan 2013
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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 …
Paul Kunert, 06 Nov 2012
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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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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 …
Paul Kunert, 20 Jul 2012

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 …
Paul Kunert, 27 Jun 2012
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New £4bn UK.gov IT shopping centre slips launch deadline

Exclusive 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 …
Paul Kunert, 06 Jun 2012
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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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Gates, Woz, and the last 2,000 years of computing

It's weird to see something from your childhood displayed as an ancient cultural artifact. Here at the newly refurbished Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, I'm standing over a glass case that houses the Commodore 64, the same machine I begged my parents to buy me for Christmas in 1983. Compared to today's …
Gavin Clarke, 21 Jan 2011
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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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FCO spends £39m with HP

HP took nine per cent of the money spent by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with its 100 biggest suppliers in 2009-10. Figures released to Kable under Freedom of Information by the department show that the technology firm topped its supplier list, with Global Crossing coming third with £20m of spending in 2009-10. The …
Kable, 29 Nov 2010
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Health minister outlines tech spending

Tory MP for Hove Mike Weatherley has been bombarding the Ministry of Health with questions on its technology spending, but he's having mixed success. The first effort on Tuesday asked for a percentage of NHS IT spending which went on online services, a percentage of spending on technology which could only be maintained by its …
John Oates, 01 Jul 2010
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Buying Solutions signs £6bn framework deal

The Treasury agency Buying Solutions has said that a pan-government framework arrangement with 20 suppliers could be worth £6bn. The deal, announced on 25 March 2010, will deliver desktop hardware, IT hardware infrastructure, software and associated services to Whitehall departments, their agencies, local authorities and the …
Kable, 29 Mar 2010
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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, …
John Oates, 21 Jan 2010

HP loses massive DWP contract

Exclusive HP has lost one of its largest outsourced IT contracts from the British government to rival Fujitsu Services. The Department of Work and Pensions today confirmed to The Register it had appointed Fujitsu Services as the preferred bidder to take over its huge desktop contract from 31 August. A DWP spokeswoman declined to reveal …
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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 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 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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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 …
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Dec 2009
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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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CSC shuts final salary pension scheme

CSC UK has followed rivals IBM and Fujitsu Services in shutting down its final salary pension scheme, claiming it would jeopardise the future of the business to continue the benefit. In an company-wide email, operations chief Kevin Brown said the scheme will close on 1 April next year. The move is the latest in a series of …
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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 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

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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IPO gives 'reputable' web pages prior art status

An online news story that described a bank's method for authenticating website visitors was valid evidence of prior art, the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has ruled. The date on the web page could be taken at face value, it said. The date and contents of internet disclosures should be assessed on the balance of …
OUT-LAW.COM, 07 Jul 2009
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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 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 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 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 …
Kelly Fiveash, 27 Mar 2009
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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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HP offers gov half-price printers

HP and OGCbuying.solutions, the government's procurement body, have done a deal for half-price printers. The list of approved printers are low energy and Defra certified - 'Quick Wins' - meeting minimum environmental standards. The deal is available through HP resellers including Centerprise, Computacenter, DSGi and Fujitsu …
John Oates, 18 Aug 2008
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Boris boots Transys off Oyster contract

Transport for London and London's mayor Boris Johnson have ended their contract with Transys, the group of companies which provide Oyster cards - the card ticketing system for the capital's buses, trams, some trains and tubes. TfL said it is convinced it can save money by offering the contract to another company. The Oyster …
John Oates, 08 Aug 2008
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NHS IT loses key contractor

The NHS patient care record project has suffered another serious setback - key contractor Fujitsu is ending any involvement in the scheme. The National Programme for IT, NPfIT, is already four years late and over budget and losing Fujitsu is unlikely to help. Estimated costs for the whole project have risen to £12.7bn. Fujitsu …
John Oates, 29 May 2008

Accenture and BAE pull out of ID card project

Updated: The UK ID card project suffered another serious blow today with news that two potential suppliers have pulled out of the procurement process. Accenture and BAE Systems have both decided not to chase contracts for the controversial scheme. A short list of possible suppliers is due to be published in the next few months but …
John Oates, 24 Jan 2008
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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 - …
Team Register, 08 Oct 2007
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Stats office signs up for Flex framework

The statistics agency will be the first organisation to sign up for shared services under a Cabinet Office agreement with Fujitsu. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has announced that it is preparing to sign an IT framework agreement with Fujitsu Services. "We are going ahead with the shared services scheme called …
Kablenet, 01 Oct 2007
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Stats office deal sparks confidentiality fears

A union is warning that the privacy of sensitive information could be put at risk by a statistics agency IT deal. Proposals by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to outsource its IT functions to Fujitsu Services have prompted fears from the civil service union over confidentiality of data. The Public and Commercial …
Kablenet, 27 Sep 2007
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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

August is great for holidays but it's no damn good for song titles

If you look it up on Wikipedia - the great reference source for people who can't be bothered trying to learn about anything - you'll find there's very little of interest about August. That's probably why so many people go on holiday during the month. Not that you'd know it from The Register. News never takes a holiday. So to …
Billy MacInnes, 23 Aug 2007
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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 …
ENN, 17 Aug 2007

Virtualisation all the rage but Peterborough's so real it's dangerous

There's no doubt about it, we're living in a virtualised world. Anyone disinclined to believe it only needed to look at VMWare's IPO, covered in entertaining detail by El Reg's Ashlee Vance. On the day, VMWare was planning to place 33 million shares at $29 each, netting $957m in the process and giving it a capitalisation of …
Billy MacInnes, 16 Aug 2007