Fujitsu Support Modernising UK Parliament for the Electronic Age

8/9/2002 - Fujitsu Services helped to bring a burst of technology to the grand architecture of the UK Houses of Parliament recently, by sponsoring an exhibition aimed at demonstrating the benefit of information technology to Members of Parliament. The exhibition was launched by Stephen Timms, the newly appointed E-Commerce Minister.

"Modernising Parliament for the Electronic Age" was organised and hosted by InterForum, a not-for-profit organisation that helps British businesses to trade electronically, and was supported by industry leaders such as Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, BT, Cisco Systems and IBM, with additional support from The Office of the E-Envoy and the DTI.

Houses of Parliament, London UK
By exploring the technology currently being used in Parliament and Government, the exhibition was designed to help educate Members of Parliament and Peers to the opportunities that the Internet now provides to improve working practices and enhance communications within Government, with constituents and with members of the public. In addition, the exhibition set a vision of how technological developments could help to improve Parliamentary working practices to meet the needs of the electronic age.

Derek Hardman, Corporate Marketing Director for Fujitsu Services, said, "The UK Government has set some very challenging targets for trading electronically, both internally and for the country as a whole. This exhibition raised the awareness of legislators and will provide a platform for further discussions, especially regarding their own use of technology in helping meet the Governments targets" "Working with Interforum gives us an alternative communication channel, which enables us to talk to Government in a more relaxed and open atmosphere."

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