4/28/2003 - Targeting the large number of businesses seeking to lower the cost of their IT systems and make their mission-critical applications more responsive to their business needs, Fujitsu Consulting introduced an industrial-strength Legacy Migration Solution Suite comprising consulting services, software and technologies from the Fujitsu group. Fujitsu Consulting's Legacy Migration Suite is the first comprehensive, end-to-end framework in North America to enable businesses to transform their IT environments into more agile, cost-effective and scalable organizations.
Legacy Migration integrates the IT consulting services and industry-recognized methodologies, including Fujitsu Consulting's Macroscope®, with the leading technologies from Fujitsu and other key alliance partners. Today, Fujitsu launched the first component of Legacy Migration, which will offer clients a tightly integrated solution to migrate and transform systems to a more powerful, responsive and cost-effective environment based on Microsoft's Windows Server 2003, including the strategic .NET Framework.
Fujitsu Consulting, who received Boeing's Supplier of the Year award last month for its strategic consulting approach, has many years of successful experience in mainframe migration planning and implementation worldwide, the best practices of which are integrated into the Legacy Migration Suite for North America.
"Our clients still have a significant portion of their IT budgets tied up supporting legacy environments. At Fujitsu, we have engineered a solution, based on years of experience with similar projects, that will help companies liberate scarce resources tied up in these applications and accelerate the migration to a more flexible, powerful environment," said Chris Williams, Chief Marketing Officer of Fujitsu Consulting, the global consulting services arm of Fujitsu Ltd., the third largest IT services firm world-wide.
Fujitsu recently completed a legacy migration implementation in the U.S. for Mitsui Sumitomo Marine Management, a large financial services company based in Warren, New Jersey. Fujitsu helped migrate mission-critical mainframe applications to a more robust environment using Fujitsu, Microsoft and other technologies.
"Our merger resulted in a complex integration of numerous IT applications. Fujitsu helped us create a more scalable, flexible and efficient IT environment and infrastructure," said Phil Lambert, CIO of Mitsui Sumitomo Marine Management.
Fujitsu announced the availability of its Legacy Migration solution during the global launch of Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
Williams added: "Our first solution based on the versatile Windows Server 2003 using the .NET Framework underscores the joint commitment of Fujitsu and Microsoft to providing enterprise clients with the highest level of scalable, innovative solutions to enhance business performance in a tightly integrated approach delivered in an accelerated timeframe."
"In addition to delivering enhanced business agility, .NET and Windows Server 2003 enable customers to maximize business value by leveraging the world's best partner solution ecosystem," said Dennis Oldroyd, Director, Windows Server Product Management Group. "Fujitsu is a central member of this ecosystem, and its Legacy Migration Solution Suite for .NET will provide enterprise customers with another option to modernize their applications and stay competitive."
Within the Legacy Migration Suite, Fujitsu offers enterprises a quick-start program called "Road Map to IT Value," comprising the following:
Key features of Fujitsu's Legacy Migration Suite include:
About Fujitsu Consulting
A trusted provider of management and technology consulting to business and government, Fujitsu Consulting is the global consulting and services arm of the $38bn Fujitsu group. Fujitsu Consulting integrates the core expertise of the Fujitsu companies and its partners to deliver complete business solutions in the areas of Enterprise Value Management, Enterprise Mobility and Managed Services. Through its industry-recognized strategic approach, Macroscope®, Fujitsu Consulting enables clients to build more value into their IT investments and drive their leadership in the marketplace.
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