Fujitsu achieves Gold Certification from Cisco Systems

7/26/2002 - Fujitsu Services, one of Europe’s leading providers of managed services for IT infrastructure, announced today it has achieved Gold Certification from Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Cisco partner certification program provides Fujitsu with the resources to develop it’s expertise in selling, implementing and supporting Cisco network solutions in the areas of IP telephony, Wireless LAN and Network Management. By achieving Gold Certification status, Fujitsu customers, such as Transco and The Highland Council, can be assured of receiving the highest Cisco standard for network expertise and support capabilities.

Customers typically specify Cisco network technology to solve critical business problems and to implement successful Internet business strategies.

“The purpose of our Certification Program is to build channel partner expertise,” said Nick Watson, director of operations, unified channels organisation, Cisco Systems UK & Ireland. “Gold Certification status provides strong recognition of Fujitsu’s commitment to providing the highest level of network knowledge and customer satisfaction.”

Peter Hutchinson, managing director, core services at Fujitsu Services, said: “Gold status with Cisco will further raise our credibility as a managed network service provider. Accreditations are a vitally important means of communicating the considerable capability of our people to our customers and proves that we have the technical expertise to offer solutions of the highest quality.”

The Cisco Partner Certification Program offers world-class technical and sales training. The program also ensures the consistent delivery of industry-leading support by maintaining rigorous standards for network expertise and support capabilities.

Cisco certified partners benefit from a listing on the Cisco Partner Locator, making it easy for potential customers to find them; access to password protected Cisco Web sites, which have training information, marketing and sales tools as we well as event and seminar information; and increased access to Cisco technical support teams and product information.

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu Services is one of the leading IT services companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa. It has an annual turnover of £2.4 billion (€3.9 billion), employs 15,500 people and operates in over 30 countries. It designs, builds and operates IT systems and services for customers in the financial services, telecoms, retail, utilities and government markets. Its core strength is the delivery of IT infrastructure management and outsourcing across desktop, networking and data centre environments, together with a full range of related services, from infrastructure consulting through integration and deployment.

Headquartered in London, Fujitsu Services is the European-centred IT services arm of the Fujitsu Group. The Fujitsu Group is a $38 billion (about €43 billion) leader in customer-focused IT systems and services for the global marketplace.

Prior to April 2002 Fujitsu Services operated as ICL.

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