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Source: Fujitsu Ltd
Fujitsu Launches New Company to Further Expand Domestic Business in Japan
New venture to strengthen partnerships with local governments, medical and education institutions, and the small and medium-sized enterprises in the private sector

TOKYO, Mar 26, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced that it will launch a new company combining its divisions in charge of business with local government, medical and educational institutions in Japan with Fujitsu Marketing Ltd., which handles second-tier private-sector businesses and small and medium sized enterprises. The move will enable Fujitsu to further expand its domestic business in the Japan services market, in which it holds the top share(1). The new company will launch on July 1st as a business integrator delivering high value-added services based on a robust customer base and Fujitsu's leading-edge technologies.

This move will ultimately allow the Fujitsu Group to establish an even stronger position in the Japanese market, and accelerates the advancement of ICT in local governments, medical institutions, educational institutions, and second-tier, small and medium-sized enterprise customers in the private sector. The new company will play a key role in accelerating the creation of new business while and efforts to resolve a variety of social issues confronting local communities.

Background

Japan faces a wide range of social and structural issues, including a shrinking birthrate and an aging population, the threat of natural disasters, and disparities in economic opportunity between urban and rural areas. In order to solve these problems, Fujitsu has established a new, flexible company to promote its solutions and service offerings to local governments, medical and educational institutions, and second-tier, medium-sized and small businesses in the private sector.

The new company will aggressively promote cloud-first systems that support Japan, including government cloud systems, in order to dramatically expand the domestic business. The company will also remain committed to its existing package services business, including its municipal business solution "INTERCOMMUNITY 21 Series" and electronic medical records solution "HOPE Series", which have long held the top share in their respective industries(2). Additionally, Fujitsu will expand SaaS offerings for its partners and develop application development support programs.


Fujitsu will create new business opportunities and solve a variety of local social and management challenges, leveraging its highly-skilled business producers to combine advanced technologies such as AI, cloud, and local 5G with optimized services. Moreover, the new company will also actively promote the DX (Digital Transformation) business, which is made possible by cross-sectoral data collaboration between the public and private sectors, as well as academics, leading to the realization of an ultra-smart society and attainment of Society 5.0.

Company Overview

Start of Business: July 1, 2020 (Planned)
Number of employees: about 9,000
Business description: Integrated services from development to operation, solution SI for local government, medical and educational institutions, second-tier companies in private sector and small and medium enterprises. In addition, promoting DX business using AI, cloud services, local 5G, etc.

(1) Source
IDC Japan "2019 Domestic Service Vendor Ranking"
(2) Top share in their respective industries
Based on Fujitsu's research

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 132,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (Code: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.0 trillion yen (US $36 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.

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