Fujitsu Improves Information Sharing for Criminal Justice Organisations

9/23/2003 - Fujitsu Services has been selected as technology partner for the £35m Causeway Programme, in a contract to run for ten years. Causeway is a joint undertaking by the criminal justice organisations in Northern Ireland to improve the efficiency of information sharing between agencies, ultimately enhancing the administrative process.

The contract includes the design, implementation and operation of the IT services needed to support the Causeway Programme.

Fujitsu, which employs over 400 people in Belfast, is a specialist in public sector IT solutions and will be implementing a system to establish electronic links between the main criminal justice agencies - enabling the sharing of common information and secure, rapid transfer of case specific data. As prime contractor, Fujitsu will coordinate specialist expertise from HP, Microsoft and Meridio to deliver the solution.

Fujitsu has significant experience of the criminal justice sector having worked with the NI Courts Service for the last four years and supplied the technology for ground-breaking projects such as the Bloody Sunday Inquiry and the Bristol Royal Infirmary and Shipman Inquiries in England.

Maurice Wright, Fujitsu Services regional managing director is confident that the Causeway Programme will prove to be a landmark project in Northern Ireland’s journey towards e-Government efficiency:

“We are delighted that the Northern Ireland Criminal Justice Organisation has selected Fujitsu as technology partner for the delivery of the Causeway Programme. Fujitsu has been a trusted service provider to government for over fifty years and is committed to creating technological solutions to the challenges faced by the public sector.”

Richard Christou, CEO Fujitsu Services added: “Information is the lifeblood of any organisation and we believe that the information-sharing technology we will be implementing through Causeway will bring major process efficiencies to the criminal justice system by ‘joining-up’ its various agencies.”

Causeway ( is a joint enterprise by the criminal justice organisations in Northern Ireland that seeks to improve their performance by sharing information electronically. The six criminal justice organisations involved in the programme are:

Causeway is being funded and sponsored by the Criminal Justice Directorate of the Northern Ireland Office. Development work was supported by the Capital Modernisation Fund.

About Fujitsu Services
Fujitsu is one of the leading IT services companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa. It has an annual turnover of £1.86 billion, employs 13,100 people and operates in over 20 countries. It designs, builds and operates IT systems and services for customers in the financial services, telecom, 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. In Northern Ireland, Fujitsu has extensive locally based experience in delivering large-scale managed IT services and is a major supplier of citizen centric services to government departments and agencies.

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