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Fujitsu calls on channel man to run education biz

Fujitsu has tapped up channel veteran and former employee Ash Merchant to run its education biz in Blighty. Merchant was a group product manager at the firm for almost a year and a half from June 1990 and in the intervening years was a director at schools suppliers XMA, Quadrant Visual Solutions and European Electronique. This …
Paul Kunert, 30 May 2014
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Security: Sweet brief for rare man Roche, new boss of Fujitsu TS

Fujitsu company veteran Tom Roche has grabbed the chieftain's chair at the Technology Solutions unit with a specific brief to boost security sales. The post became vacant last month when former boss Michael Keegan was made overlord of UK ops for Fujitsu, replacing Duncan Tait who was lifted to the head of the EMEIA organisation …
Paul Kunert, 18 Jun 2014
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Fujitsu fills top seat at UK and Ireland biz

Fujitsu’s technology products group lead Michael Keegan is moving up in the world, taking over as head of the UK and Ireland from Duncan Tait. The company said in March that UK veep Tait was being given the top role in EMEIA as it shuffled its global hierarchy in a reorganisation that led to the resignations of nine senior execs …
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Fujitsu restructure shunts Brit boss Tait into top EMEIA role

Fujitsu has thrust UK veep Duncan Tait into the top role in EMEIA amid a global re-org that has led to nine high level resignations. The International Business (IB) organisation will be dissolved from 1 April and existing sales and service delivery functions will be folded into the new regional structure. The group will be …
Paul Kunert, 13 Mar 2014
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Fujitsu on hunt for UK directors after re-jig

Fujitsu is in headhunting mode to fill some senior positions in the UK following a revamp of the company structure, El Chan can reveal. The local big boss Duncan Tate is moving to head up the EMEA and India regions but will continue to look after Blighty until a successor is found, the company confirmed. "We still have the UK …
Paul Kunert, 03 Apr 2014
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Fujitsu chief disses Amazon’s ‘threatening’ enterprise attack

Amazon is a threat to enterprise tech firms like Fujitsu not because of its tech nous but because of its willingness to operate at zero cost to expand its business, the Japanese giant’s president has told The Reg. Masami Yamamoto also said keeping a strong hardware business was essential to the "smartphone to mainframe" vendor’s …
Joe Fay, 16 May 2014
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Fujitsu: PC market... doomed? LOLZ. NOT FOR US, pal

Japanese firm Fujitsu has been helped along to a profit in the last quarter of 2013 by the weaker yen and strong sales in the enterprise sector. The company even managed growth in the sale of PCs, no mean feat in the current PC market nightmare, as it upped sales primarily to business customers. Fujitsu said its net profit for …

Fujitsu and Capgemini's giga-quid HMRC lashup given drubbing by govt auditors

In yet another example of a sprawling government contract gone monumentally wrong – the second of the day – HMRC has splashed £7.9bn on an IT outsourcing deal that is looking very tough to justify. Capgemini and Fujitsu won the ten-year Aspire deal – a merged Inland Revenue and Customs & Excise contract – way back in 2004, and …
Paul Kunert, 22 Jul 2014
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Logicalis taps up Fujitsu man as services overlord

A former Fujitsu slinger has strolled into Logicalis to take control of the UK services organisation and provide local country head Mark Starkey with one throat to choke. At present, managed services director Tim Wadey, technical services director Mike Cummins and director of Wales Melanie Bishop - who runs the public sector …
Paul Kunert, 17 Mar 2014

IBM x86 sale will disrupt customers and the channel, shrieks Fujitsu

Channel partners and customers of IBM's x86 biz should brace themselves for a period of uncertainty and unpredictability as Lenovo prepares to wolf down the division, rival server maker Fujitsu is warning. The Chinese firm stumped up $2.3bn for the Intel-based volume server unit last month, although the deal is awaiting …
Paul Kunert, 10 Feb 2014
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Why are Fujitsu and Toshiba growing lettuce in semiconductor plants?

Fujitsu’s foray into growing lettuce is not meant to be a revenue stream, but rather a necessary step in convincing farmers to start utilising ICT, the tech giant’s boss has told us. Which is just as well, as the clean-room grown lettuce the IT giant unveiled last week will produce revenues of $3.8m this year, according to our …
Joe Fay, 22 May 2014
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5,000 job cuts later: Fujitsu boss says bloodletting's almost over ... for now

Fujitsu’s international boss said the company was substantially through a painful transformation that saw it shed 5,000 staff, as the firm kicked off its customer shindig in Munich with a raft of storage and cloud announcements. Now all the remaining staff have to do to keep their jobs is get stuck into pushing the cloud and the …
Joe Fay, 05 Nov 2013
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Blighty evades Fujitsu's staff-slashing samurai sword

Fujitsu's workers in UK and Ireland will be spared the axe after the global tech corp prepared to lay off 5,000 employees. British and Irish staff will avoid the redundancies because they met sales and profits expectations. The Japanese electronics monster is undergoing a substantial shakeup: yesterday it announced it will spin …
Paul Kunert, 08 Feb 2013

Fujitsu looks to blast cloud silos with RunMyProcess buy

Japanese ICT giant Fujitsu has announced plans to build out its cloud business with the acquisition of little-known French PaaS vendor RunMyProcess (RMP) and the development of a new Global Software Center in Silicon Valley. RunMyProcess, a member of the Cloud Alliance for Google Apps, essentially allows customers to build and …
Phil Muncaster, 08 Apr 2013

Red ink not as deep as expected for Fujitsu in Q1

Japanese IT conglomerate Fujitsu may have been been hit hard by the decline in PC and smartphone sales and seen its server business slump as well, but the weakening of the yen by the Japanese government to boost the indigenous economy has helped inflate overseas sales revenues, and an uptick in the systems integration business …

UK.gov blacklists Fujitsu from future contracts - report

Japanese IT group Fujitsu is among several companies that have been "blacklisted" by the UK Government, claims the Financial Times. It means that Fujitsu, G4S and other unnamed companies will not be considered for future public sector contracts when they come up for tender because of their poor performance on past and existing …
Anna Leach, 11 Sep 2012
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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
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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 disenchanted …
Joe Fay, 15 Jul 2013

Fujitsu sells off microcontroller and analog chip biz to Spansion

It's been a busy day at Japanese IT giant Fujitsu, with the company reporting its financial results for its fiscal 2012 year ending in March (that's not a typo) and also announcing that it has spun off its microcontroller and analog device business to the flash-memory maker Spansion. Back in February, Fujitsu announced a massive …
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Fujitsu raises UK minimum wage to £14k

Fujitsu has agreed to up its minimum wage for its British workers following sustained pressure from union Unite. The Japanese corporate put in place a £12,000 base salary in 2010 after negotiating with the union and agreed to review this annually. The union said it was pushing for Fujitsu to raise the threshold to £15,000 to …
Paul Kunert, 28 Jun 2012

Now Fujitsu breaks up with UK tech distributor Northamber

Fujitsu Technology Products Group (FTPG) has become the latest major vendor to give UK IT distributor Northamber its marching orders, The Channel can exclusively reveal. Folk close to the Japanese outfit reckon the clock is already ticking on Surrey-based Northamber to wind down its position. "They are gone by 30 June," said one …
Paul Kunert, 16 Apr 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 extent …
Paul Kunert, 18 Jan 2013

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

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

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
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Fujitsu lures devs to new cloud store with 'SaaSification' sweeties

If selling software is one way to make money, selling other people's software is an even easier way to make money – just take a look at the App Store. Fujitsu is importing the app store model into enterprise software, opening up a Business Solutions Store, where users can browse apps and buy subscriptions to software services by …
Anna Leach, 07 Mar 2012

Fujitsu says sayonara to semiconductor biz, thousands of staff

Japanese IT giant Fujitsu has been trying to eject its semiconductor business for a number of years, and has finally had enough of the drag it puts on its revenues and earnings. To that end, Fujitsu will spin out its chip business into partnerships with consumer electronics conglomerate Panasonic and rival Taiwan Semiconductor …

Fujitsu: We're not blacklisted by gov, but we want private work

Fujitsu’s UK CEO says the company is continuing to bid for UK public sector contracts, but the share of its business coming from the public purse will continue to decline over the next few years. Duncan Tait said the firm had been rebalancing its UK business over the last two years to boost the amount of revenue it generates …
Joe Fay, 15 Nov 2012
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Unite calls off strikes at Fujitsu

Trade union Unite has halted strike action at Fujitsu UK after negotiating an eleventh-hour deal with management over pay. However, unlike the Public and Commercial (PCS) Services union, Unite stopped short of publicly discussing the deal it had brokered for members. Industrial action has been due to take place in Manchester, …
Paul Kunert, 05 Oct 2011

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 pitched …
Joe Fay, 07 Nov 2012
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Fujitsu TS axes channel boss role

Fujitsu Technology Solutions has removed a layer of management after head of channel Martin Smith left the firm to join former colleagues at Microsoft. Talking to El Reg, Fujitsu TS boss Michael Keegan insisted Smith had opted to leave after six years of service, but that he was using the opportunity to shed some costs and will …
Paul Kunert, 06 Oct 2011
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Kcom puts Fujitsu's Long in the MD hot seat

Comms and networks integrator Kcom has confirmed that Fujitsu UK director Stephen Long is preparing to take the vacant MD's chair. Group CFO Paul Simpson stood in as interim MD following the departure of previous incumbent Paul Renucci nearly two years ago but will return to his day-to-day activities. "Stephen Long will join as …
Paul Kunert, 28 Nov 2012
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Scale-out virgin Fujitsu pushes out high-performing tool

The scale-out file computing world has a new player: Fujitsu. The company has just pushed out its FEFS product in Japan. Fujitsu FEFS is a terabyte per second scale-out file system for high-performance computing. It could come westwards and provide competition for SONAS, EMC Isilon, and other big data file systems. FEFS stands …
Chris Mellor, 04 Nov 2011
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Get your Fujitsu cloud free

Fujitsu is targeting SMEs and ISVs with a two-month trial of its cloud services. The trial program, open until the end of January, covers all of the company’s cloud offerings – infrastructure-, software- and platform-as-a-service models. The trial offer is hosted in Fujitsu’s data centre in Homebush, Sydney, with what it …
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Fujitsu staff vote on strikes

Unionised workers at Fujitsu are being balloted for strike action after they were refused below inflation pay rises. The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union is testing the appetite for industrial action among 750 IT support staff at the integration arm of the Japanese giant working on government contracts across the UK in …
Paul Kunert, 12 Aug 2011
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Fujitsu signs gravy train agreement

Fujitsu has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Coalition government. The reseller, which has several massive government contracts, said the agreement was reached following discussions with cuts minister Francis Maude at the Cabinet Office. Maude is looking for savings across the board. Fujitsu's Chief Executive for …
John Oates, 10 Nov 2010
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DWP ditches Fujitsu and reappoints HP

The Department for Work and Pensions has ripped up its multi-million pound desktop support contract with Fujitsu before the company even started work. HP lost the contract, one of the UK's biggest, when it was handed to Fujitsu in January last year. But last Friday Fujitsu had its contract torn up and HP was asked to continue …
John Oates, 15 Mar 2011
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NOA: Fujitsu strike highlights perils of single-supplier deals

The National Outsourcing Association (NOA) is calling for organisations to use multiple suppliers in the wake of planned industrial action at Fujitsu that will impact HMRC, the Office of National Statistics and the DVLA. The industry body reckons that greater instances of strikes in the current economic climate are a threat to …
Paul Kunert, 07 Sep 2011
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Fujitsu foresees gloom, blames exchange rates

Operating profits at Fujitsu slid by a little more than third in Q2 due to weakness at its device unit, slow Japanese biz spending and unfavourable forex conversions. The Japanese IT conglomerate recorded a 35 per cent drop in operating profits to 24.1bn yen (£198.6m) – ahead of its expectations – in the quarter ended September …
Paul Kunert, 26 Oct 2011
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Fujitsu embiggens Eternus

In a revamp of its Eternus drive arrays, Fujitsu has come out with the second generation – the S2 versions – of its twin controller DX60, DX80, and DX90 entry-level drive arrays, as well as its DX400 mid-range array. The DX60 and DX90 originated as Fujitsu Siemens Computer SX60 and SX80 arrays, which were rebranded and extended …
Chris Mellor, 27 May 2011
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Fujitsu busts K super through 10 petaflops

The massive Sparc64-based K supercomputer built by Fujitsu for the Japanese government has been fully deployed and has, as hoped, broken through 10 petaflops of sustained performance, the first such machine to do so. Fujitsu's time at the top of the HPC charts may be short-lived, however, with IBM and Cray firing up 20 …
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Sparc M4 chips etched by Oracle, not Fujitsu

The relationship between Oracle, acquirer of the Sun Microsystems server business, and Fujitsu, licenser of the Sparc instruction set and maker of its own Sparc iron – you can't even call it clone iron since Sun and then Oracle have been selling the Sparc Enterprise M systems for years – has been particularly inscrutable for the …
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Fujitsu makes biggest Eternus even bigger

Fujitsu is taking on EMC's VMAX, saying its series 2 DX8700 storage array extends modular array technology into the monolithic array space. Typically, monolithic arrays like EMC's VMAX and HDS's VSP have multiple controllers linked to many, many drive enclosures by a high-speed internal interconnect fabric, such as VMAX' virtual …
Chris Mellor, 02 Nov 2011

Gartner gurus: Storage array market GREW at the end of 2013

Number-crunchers Gartner's external storage market gurus reckoned it returned to year-on-year growth in the last quarter of fiscal 2013. According to Gartner: “Worldwide external controller-based (ECB) disk storage vendor revenue totalled $6.3bn in the fourth quarter of 2013, a five per cent increase from $6.0bn a year ago.” …
Chris Mellor, 21 Mar 2014
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NetApp and Fujitsu set up one-stop-shop after dedupe deal

Fujitsu and NetApp have extended a reseller partnership, marking the effective end of the Japanese firm's EMC storage hardware relationship. NetApp will now resell Fujitsu's CS800 S2 Data Protection Appliance, but only in 22 EMEA countries, while Fujitsu will spread its NetApp resales to more countries around the globe. Fujitsu …
Chris Mellor, 26 Oct 2010
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Fujitsu in deal with Northern Ireland beaks

Fujitsu will provide a managed ICT and telecommunications service for the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service for the next five years. The services included in the contract, awarded by the Department of Finance and Personnel on behalf of the courts and tribunals service, are infrastructure and software support, …
Kable, 24 Nov 2010
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Fujitsu wins £15m Welsh supercomputer bid

Fujitsu has won the bid to power Wales's high-performance computing (HPC) ambitions with a £15m, four-year project to build a supercomputer grid using Primergy Xeon servers and InfiniBand. The HPC Wales system is a hub-and-spoke design, with two connected hubs at Cardiff and Swansea/Pembroke Dock, connected by Mellanox-supplied …
Chris Mellor, 22 Mar 2011
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Japanese quake flattens Fujitsu's homeland sales

Japanese IT conglomerate Fujitsu is one of several companies wrestling with supply issues in the wake of the Sendai earthquake and tsunami in March. The disaster had an impact on Fujitsu's fiscal 2010 year, which closed at the end of March, but the company ended the year as well as expected considering the issues it is facing. …
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Fujitsu's NAS box for beginners

Fujitsu has updated its beginner's NAS (network-attached storage) box, making it run faster and store more data. The Q800 is an update on the previous Q600 and Q700 models, which used a slow Marvell 6281 processor and had just one or two SATA disk drives. The product name, Celvin, refers to the Kelvin temperature scale. Fujitsu …
Chris Mellor, 12 Oct 2010
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Fujitsu strike cancelled

Unionised Fujitsu workers have dropped their threat of a three-day strike that was scheduled to begin tomorrow, after bosses agreed to extend talks on pension cuts and delay compulsory redundancies. Fujitsu plans to withdraw its final salary scheme and has announced 1,200 job cuts. Unite, the union behind the strike, said …
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Ex-prez sues Fujitsu over ousting

The ex-president of Fujitsu has thrown a sue ball at his former employer, following his ousting from the company in September 2009. Kuniaki Nozoe filed a lawsuit against the Japanese tech giant and four of its execs yesterday, according to the Wall Street Journal. He is seeking damages that total about ¥380m ($4.5m) and an …
Kelly Fiveash, 25 Aug 2010

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