2/16/2004 - Fujitsu welcomes the launch of a new online motor tax system (OMT) announced by the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Mr. Martin Cullen TD.
The new system, for which Fujitsu implemented the core infrastructure, promises to provide an enhanced level of service to the Departmentís motor tax customers. Vehicle owners can access the system via the internet and pay for the renewal of their motor tax, including any arrears. They are guaranteed receipt of their disc within five working days.
According to Mr. Phil O'Flaherty, project manager for the OMT service, "This was a major development involving several organisations. Fujitsu built the infrastructure for the live, test and development environments and did the stress testing to ensure that it would stand up to the expected workload. They also host the test site. The project was delivered on time and to schedule, and we are extremely satisfied with the outcome."
John Clare, Fujitsu MD pointed to the Departmentís impressive track record in the implementation of e-Government projects, saying: "Fujitsu has worked successfully with the Department to roll out, install and manage the IT infrastructure for its National Driver and Vehicle Licence System, which operates every day in every county in Ireland. We also support its live data centre in Shannon and its hot recovery site. We were delighted therefore to be a part of this major project for on-line service delivery to the citizen, which shows the Departmentís strong and on-going commitment to progressing the e-Government agenda."
About Fujitsu Services
Fujitsu Services is one of the leading IT services companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa. It has an annual turnover of £1.86 billion (€2.8bn), 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.
Headquartered in London, Fujitsu Services is the European-centred IT services arm of the Fujitsu Group. The Fujitsu Group is a US$38 billion (Ä35 billion) leader in customer-focused IT systems and services for the global marketplace. Fujitsu website: http://ie.fujitsu.com
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