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Fujitsu Inks Long-Term IT Infrastructure Services Agreement With Alliance Data

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.

News Highlights

  • 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.

Quotes

Farhat 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 climate demands."

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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More on Fujitsu America IT Services is available at:
http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/consulting/sols/managedsvcs/

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About Fujitsu America

About Fujitsu America, Inc.
Fujitsu America, Inc. provides a complete portfolio of business technology services, computing platforms, and industry solutions. Fujitsu platform products are based on scalable, reliable and high-performance server, storage, software, point-of-sale, and mobile technologies. Fujitsu combines its renowned platform offerings with a full suite of onshore, near shore and offshore system integration, outsourcing, and datacenter services covering applications, operations, infrastructure, customer service, and multi-vendor lifecycle services. Fujitsu provides industry-specific solutions for retail, manufacturing, healthcare, government, education, financial services, and telecommunications sectors. For more information on Fujitsu America's business scope, visit http://solutions.us.fujitsu.com/.

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 175,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.

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