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IT outsourcing is soooo passé, says outsourcing giant Fujitsu

Traditional IT outsourcing has "had its heyday", chief technology officer Joseph Reger of traditional-IT-outsourcer-turned-wannabe-digital-upstart Fujitsu has said. Speaking to The Register at the Fujitsu Forum trade event in Munich, he said: "I don't think it's had its day completely yet, because that means it would not be a …
Kat Hall, 16 Nov 2016
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Tech firms reel from Leave's Brexit win

BREXIT Tech firms are reeling at British voters’ decision to leave the single European market. Firms are rattled as Gartner has forecast that Britain’s tech buyers will now stop spending in 2016 and 2017, turning earlier growth numbers negative. Also of concern, hiring of EU workers, uncertainty over VAT levels and possible new …
Gavin Clarke, 24 Jun 2016
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Fujitsu CTO: Analysts might think we're 'crazy', but OpenStack here we come

Exclusive Fujitsu EMEA’s chief techie has dismissed the naysayers as the organisation embarks on a five-year project to migrate all of its internal systems to OpenStack. According to 451Research, the OpenStack tech market will swell to $3.3bn in 2018, although reaching that level will not be without challenges, which Dr Joseph Reger, …
Paul Kunert, 04 Dec 2015

Two driverless cars stuffed with passengers are ABOUT TO CRASH - who should take the hit?

Comment Data analysts don’t need philosophers to help them with ethical decisions - the “science” can figure that out, a top boffin said this week. Asked about the ethics of big data, the head of Imperial College’s new Big Data dept said: “We treat [ethical issues] not philosophically, but scientifically”. It’s a startling assertion …
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Nov 2014
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Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years

Fujitsu’s CTO slapped down the net neutrality dogmatists yesterday, saying the flood of data due to the emergence of the internet of things meant society would force a new pricing model. Joseph Reger, Fujitsu cto, with his 3D-printed doppelganger Joseph Reger, Fujitsu CTO, with his 3D-printed replica Joseph Reger told a …
Joe Fay, 19 Nov 2014
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Fujitsu boss sets CDOs against CIOs at annual do

Traditional IT and CIOs are often seen as a corporate bottleneck, Duncan Tait, the European boss of Fujitsu warned Tuesday, as chief digital officers increasingly take the reins. Such upstarts had little truck with traditional ways of doing IT, said Tait, which may in part explain why the Japanese IT giant has pledged to pour …
Joe Fay, 18 Nov 2014
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What does the post-Snowden internet need? A price list

Fujitsu’s CTO has warned that moves to localise the internet in the wake of the NSA scandal risk fracturing the system and are ultimately unnecessary given the possibility of better cloud management. Joseph Reger, talking to us last month at the firm’s Fujitsu Forum event, also warned of the security and privacy issues raised …
Joe Fay, 12 Dec 2013
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It's the Inter-THREAT of THINGS: Lightbulb ARMY could turn on HUMANITY

Fujitsu Forum Fujitsu’s CTO has sketched a nightmare vision of lightbulbs turning on their human masters in massive denial of service attacks if industry doesn’t get a grip on the security of the “internet of things”. And even if they don’t get that incandescent, the much vaunted internet-connected lightbulb leaves users open to having …
Joe Fay, 06 Nov 2013
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MS Office on iOS is OFF the menu, says Fujitsu as it nixes Personal Cloud

Fujitsu has put its Personal Cloud project on ice after failing to reach licensing agreements with the likes of Microsoft to deliver applications on devices that could run an HTML 5 browser. However, Joseph Reger, the Japanese vendor’s CTO, says he still believes the licensing model is inevitable as customers become …
Joe Fay, 15 Jul 2013
The Register breaking news

Bank whips out palm-recognition kit - and a severed hand won't work

Italian banking group UniCredit has developed a commercial biometric payment system based on Fujitsu PalmSecure palm vein reader technology. UniCredit selected palm vein reader technology instead of more widely touted biometric technologies, such as fingerprint readers and retina scanners, to underpin a prototype mobile payment …
John Leyden, 06 Mar 2013

Fujitsu: We could run Office on any device if Microsoft lets us

Exclusive Fujitsu Technology Solutions is in talks with Microsoft which could see it offer Redmond’s Office Application suite via the Personal Cloud Service, which the Japanese tech firm hopes to trial with customers next year. The server and services firm unveiled its Personal Cloud service at its user Forum event in Munich last week, …
Joe Fay, 13 Nov 2012

Fujitsu guru: Win 8 will triumph. And we'll have brain plugs in 2027

Fujitsu's CTO made a series of fantastical projections on Tuesday, including ditching Google Goggles for direct brain implants and the end-to-end success of Windows 8 in the enterprise. Joseph Reger, in a session dubbed “What’s on the CTO’s Mind” at Fujitsu's user forum in Munich, said that while Microsoft had initially …
Joe Fay, 07 Nov 2012

Fujitsu hugs SAP, says it's all about solutions now

Fujitsu Forum 2012 Fujitsu Technology Solutions insisted its integration into its parent company and parallel global expansion was on track this week as it kicked off its European user forum minus CEO Rolf Schwirz, who left the firm on Halloween. At the same time, it tied its wagon to SAP, declared support for third-party …
Joe Fay, 07 Nov 2012
The Register breaking news

'$199' Surface tablets: So crazy it might work, or just crazy?

If the latest Redmond rumors are to be believed, Microsoft's ARM-based Surface tablet models could arrive priced as low as $199, positioning them as heavyweights in the burgeoning low-cost tablet category. Engadget reports that the $199 price point was unveiled at the recent TechReady 15 conference, an internal technical event …
Neil McAllister, 14 Aug 2012
The Register breaking news

'Backing out of a failed update really ought to be a trivial matter...'

QuotW This was the week when there was an almighty tech disaster at RBS and Natwest that froze millions out of their bank accounts. Stories abounded of houses lost because sales hadn't gone through, people stuck in prison because their bail hadn't been paid and legions of folks just plain old p***ed off because they couldn't put their …
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Fujitsu bigwig: Microsoft's doing us a favour with Surface either way

Last week's launch of Microsoft’s Surface product is a good thing for tablet veteran Fujitsu, even if it only shows the battle is actually between Android and iOS. The Japanese vendor, in its various European incarnations as International Computers Limited and Fujitsu-Siemens, has often been a lonely voice pushing tablet-like …
Joe Fay, 25 Jun 2012
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Fujitsu CTO: Flash is just a stopgap

Flash is a necessary waystation as we travel to a single in-memory storage architecture. That's the view from a Fujitsu chief technology officer's office. Dr Joseph Reger, CTO at Fujitsu Technology Solutions, is that office-holder, and – according to him – flash is beset with problems that will become unsolvable. He says we …
Chris Mellor, 08 Aug 2011
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Tablets will overtake consumer PCs, says Fujitsu CTO

Content consumption rules for consumers and tablet sales will overtake consumer PC and notebook sales. That's the view of Dr Joseph Reger, Fujitsu's chief technology officer. Reger thinks tablet sales are going to cannibalise consumer desktop and notebook sales, because consumers want to consume content more than they want to …
Chris Mellor, 02 Aug 2011

Microsoft pulls plug on Intel's Itanic

Microsoft is abandoning Intel's Itanium platform after the current release of its server and tools software. The software giant said Monday that Windows Server 2008 R2 and the forthcoming SQL Server 2008 R2 and Visual Studio 2010 would be the last versions of these server and tools products to run on Intel's giant chip …
Gavin Clarke, 05 Apr 2010
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Fujitsu Siemens floats private cloud plan

Cebit 09 Fujitsu Siemens will launch an enterprise cloud offering this autumn, as it banks on the anything-as-a-service model to tempt cash-strapped customers and give it a raison d'etre once it is borged into new parent Fujitsu. CTO Joseph Reger, speaking at Cebit, said that there was no point in hardware vendors fighting against …
Joe Fay, 03 Mar 2009
The Register breaking news

How big an eco-hazard is IT equipment?

Are computers bad for the planet? As a consumer of power, IT equipment is certainly all too visible, and is shaping up to become a prime whipping boy for governments striving to get a lid on their CO2 emissions. After anything that burns petrol, PCs, chargers and that arch eco-criminal, standby mode, now come pretty close to the …
John Lettice, 16 Mar 2008

A journey into Cebit's heart of Greenness

If you listened very closely at Cebit last week you could hear a strange sound. Was it the winds of change as the world’s biggest, most sprawling IT show gave it self a verdant makeover and committed itself to the cause of Green IT? Almost. It was actually the sound of the IT industry exhaling as it realised it just might have …
Joe Fay, 16 Mar 2008
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Fujitsu Siemens turning off life support for old folks PC plan

CeBIT Fujitsu Siemens has pulled the plug on its efforts to push a locked down Linux box at older customers. But the German-based PC vendor said it will continue to explore other options to ensure older customers are not buried at the bottom of the digital divide. Fujitsu Siemens launched the Simplico in Germany 2006 to serve a …
Joe Fay, 06 Mar 2008
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Greenies give IT industry a black eye

CeBIT Greenpeace told the computer industry to try harder today, as its latest report into the electronics industry showed just three products reaching the half-way mark in reducing their environmental impact. The report, unveiled at CeBIT this morning, said there had been some progress towards making Green IT more than a marketing …
Joe Fay, 05 Mar 2008
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Fujitsu Siemens chief predicts the empty desktop

CeBIT PC companies need to start planning their escape from the desktop, the CTO of Fujitsu Siemens Computers warned today. Joseph Reger told journalists at CeBIT that virtualised client PC environments which could be carried on small devices were likely to take a big bite out of traditional client PCs. Technologies are emerging …
Joe Fay, 15 Mar 2007
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Fujitsu Siemens proposes sticky solution to power crisis

Fujitsu Siemens' CTO has called on the IT industry to start offering meaningful power ratings, so that corporates and consumers can buy kit the same way they buy their freezers and washing machines. Joseph Reger, opening the vendor's annual jamboree in Augsburg, said vendors weren't doing enough to reduce power loss in their …
Joe Fay, 14 Nov 2006
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Fujitsu Siemens CTO: There's more to life than virtualisation

The IT industry’s fascination with virtualisation could be obscuring other more pressing problems, Fujitsu Siemens CTO has said. Joseph Reger, speaking at a round table last month, said the increasing use of virtualisation technologies could actually make life more complicated for some IT managers. “[Virtualisation] is an …
Joe Fay, 03 Apr 2006
The Register breaking news

Fujitsu CTO ponders immortality

CeBIT 2005 Fujitsu’s CTO came over philosophical at CeBIT yesterday, pondering how nano-technology meant some lucky souls could end up being around as long the plastic parts of the PC you’re reading this on. In a session titled “What’s on the CTO’s mind?”, Joseph Reger speculated on how the coming together of technology and biology may …
Joe Fay, 11 Mar 2005
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Fujitsu exposes Eastern talent pool

CeBIT 2005 The tearing down of the Iron Curtain has exposed a wealth of tech talent that will help Europe avoid the kind of skills dearth currently giving US IT execs sleepless nights, Fujitsu Siemens’ CTO said today. In recent weeks Intel’s Craig Barrett and EMC’s Joe Tucci have bemoaned the lack of native engineering talent coming …
Joe Fay, 10 Mar 2005
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Fujitsu Siemens goes a SuSE bundle on Intel

Fujitsu Siemens is to bundle SuSE Linux Enterprise Server with all Intel Xeon-based PRIMERGY servers, from the entry-level system with one processor right through to the high-end 16-way server. Fujitsu Siemens Computers and SuSE expect the option to be popular for blade servers in particular, as well as for the new tower and …
John Leyden, 14 May 2003

Fujitsu takes the mainframe to Unix

The Register has a new Enterprise Storage Channel Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC) is cranking up the processor speeds with its new PRIMEPOWER SPARC-based servers. There are three new members of the PRIMEPOWER XA family, models 900, 1500 and 2500 and they scale up from 4 to 128 CPUs. They all run on Solaris 8 or 9, "an …
Drew Cullen, 03 Oct 2002
The Register breaking news

Fujitsu Siemens de-emphasises desktop PC biz

Fujitsu-Siemens said today, in a London strategy briefing, that it will concentrate on its mobile computing business and services to back up its products for the next three years Paul Stodden, the new chief executive at Fujitsu-Siemens, said users want mobile access now and the pressure is already on companies to deliver, even …
Lucy Sherriff, 21 Nov 2000
The Register breaking news

Fujitsu Siemens: ‘Everyone’ wants Win2k for IA-64

Fujitsu Siemens yesterday rebranded its server products in a bid to establish a global presence. Intel-based products will now carry the Primergy label, while the company's Unix offerings will be named Primepower. The thinking being that Fujitsu will use the brand in APAC, Amdahl in the US, and Fujitsu Siemens in Europe. The …
Andrew Thomas, 18 May 2000
The Register breaking news

HP's Merced on target for June 2000

There will be four way Merced systems available for its customers in June next year, a Hewlett Packard executive said today. But whether all of the hardware vendors who originally committed to the platform are still with it is a trickier question. Last week, Dr Josef Reger, a senior executive at Fujitsu-Siemens in Germany, said …
Mike Magee, 27 Oct 1999
The Register breaking news

Fujitsu Siemens takes on Sun in Europe

The new company formed from the union of Fujitsu and Siemens has revealed that it will use a Sparc clone running 100 per cent binary-compatible Solaris for a future range of servers which will displace the RM MIPs-based servers it currently sells. According to Dr Josef Reger, strategic VP at Fujitsu Siemens Germany, it already …
Mike Magee, 21 Oct 1999