Fujitsu Inks Long-Term IT Infrastructure Services Agreement With Alliance Data
Fujitsu Will Manage Outsourced Datacenter Services, Personnel and Assets and Expand North American Offerings
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/25/09 -- Fujitsu America today announced
it has entered into a long-term outsourcing agreement with Alliance Data, a leading provider
of loyalty and marketing solutions derived from transaction-rich data.
Under terms of the agreement, Fujitsu will assume the Alliance Data
Information Technology Services (ITS) function, which services Alliance
Data business units, as well as five other existing clients. In addition,
Fujitsu will manage the existing Tier 3 datacenter, assets and personnel,
and estimates the combined initial annual value to Fujitsu to be greater
than $40 million, which immediately and significantly expands the
infrastructure services capabilities of Fujitsu America.
Fujitsu America marks a major milestone toward its stated goal of building
its outsourcing and managed services offerings. The contract supports the
Fujitsu global business strategy of developing its IT services business to
meet the increasing market demand for these services.
The 10-year contract, with services commencing July 1, 2009, gives Alliance
Data the flexibility to scale IT operations as needs dictate. As part of
the agreement, Fujitsu will assume responsibility for certain resources,
assets, and facilities associated with the provision of services to
Alliance Data and other clients. More than 180 information technology
professionals will join the Fujitsu team and provide Fujitsu clients
additional senior-level experience in mainframe, mid-range, server,
networking and service desk operations.
Ali, President and CEO, Fujitsu America: "Fujitsu America is
pleased to validate the success of our consolidation with this significant
managed IT infrastructure services contract with Alliance Data. The deal
firmly establishes us as one of the leading North American IT services
companies and substantially expands the range of IT solutions this economic
As Gartner, Inc. noted in its report "Changes Ahead: Place Your IT Services
and Sourcing Bets Wisely" authored by Allie Young and Ben Pring (December
3, 2008): "... organizations have available to them a growing list of
service providers -- some global and others that are geographically
based -- that can supplement and support critical shifts in the market and
within an organization. No organization can internally support all
IT-enabled initiatives; even the largest global corporations with the
deepest pockets for investment and talent embrace outsourcing as a business
tool -- and rarely use a single provider."
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