Fujitsu restructures Irish ops



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1 April 2005 | 0

Fujitsu Ireland has undergone a corporate restructuring that has integrated three separate business units of the company into one IT services company. Fujitsu Consulting, Fujitsu Services and Fujitsu Technology Solutions International now constitute a single
organisation under the moniker of Fujitsu Services.  The reorganisation, which took effect from the beginning of April, also applies to the company’s operations in the rest of Europe.

The company said it aimed to achieve “significant efficiencies for its clients by offering all services, including infrastructure, managed services and business solutions from one single point of contact.”
The move is clearly designed to allow the company to compete head on with other fast growing IT service firms, including IBM, HP, EDS, Cap Gemini, Bearing Point and Accenture. The company has said it has no plans at present for redundancies as a result of the restructuring, but did not firmly rule out such a move.’We’ll be aggressively pursuing market share with a strong, united sales and delivery team providing business solutions across consulting, application services and infrastructure,’ said John Clare, who has been appointed CEO of the new merged entity in Ireland.

‘We intend to upgrade our customer services through an integrated sales and account management function, backed-up by efficient management of resources, and will work with our clients and partners to offer best practice solutions across the full range of
services,’ he added.




Clare has been with Fujitsu for eight years and was previously managing director of Fujitsu Services.  He has also held positions as services director, delivery manager, manager major bids and projects and also as project manager.  Clare started his working life in the British Merchant Navy as an Electronic/Radio Officer.  He then worked with Honeywell for six years as an engineer before joining
Unisys as professional services manager and project manager.  He holds a BSc in IT from DCU and an MBA from the Open University and is married with three children.


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