Verizon Business Helps Fujitsu Expand North American Business Operations

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Fujitsu is rapidly expanding its North American presence, and Verizon Business is providing a key building block.

Under a new agreement announced Tuesday (May 13), Verizon Business is providing Private IP, all-distance voice services, audio and Web conferencing, hosting services, and customer premises equipment (CPE) that will enable 11,300 North American Fujitsu employees to communicate and collaborate more effectively.  This expansion of the companies' long-time relationship will help Fujitsu both improve productivity and manage costs as it continues to grow. 

"Verizon Business has proven to be an impressive technology partner over the years, offering a highly reliable network and innovative solutions," said Jeff Meier, chief information officer, Fujitsu North America. "The account team is truly an extension of our organization, and they have done an outstanding job of anticipating our communications needs and offering innovative solutions as we continue our IT deployment in the United States and parts of Canada."

(To listen to an audio podcast in which Meier describes other examples of how Fujitsu and Verizon Business are working together, click here.)

Fujitsu is deploying a wide range of Verizon Business services across its North American operations.  The services include:

  • Verizon Audio and Web Conferencing - As Fujitsu grows, it will rely more heavily on these services to conduct virtual meetings among employees, customers, and suppliers - enhancing collaboration and productivity across geographic regions while reducing business-travel costs and associated carbon emissions.

  • Verizon Business Private IP - As the foundation for Fujitsu's global data communications, Verizon Private IP facilitates the transfer of critical information from Tokyo to Trenton, N.J., to Tampa, Fla.  Private IP, Verizon Business' fastest-growing service, enables Fujitsu to link employees across North America in various locations, as well as linking its Sunnyvale, Calif., regional headquarters with corporate headquarters in Tokyo.  

  • Data Center Colocation - Fujitsu can confidently deliver on its customers' IT needs, relying on the security and flexibility of Verizon Business' Data Center Colocation Services.  Backed by one of the most expansive IP backbones in the world, Verizon Business Colocation Services provide Fujitsu and other customers with the high-speed Internet connectivity and dedicated infrastructure necessary for businesses to compete in today's marketplace. 

  • Verizon Enterprise Center - Fujitsu is also taking advantage of Verizon's 24 x 7 global customer portal, the Verizon Enterprise Center, to manage its billing, order functions and hosting account maintenance activities. Verizon Business combines personalized, global account service with the state-of-the-art self-service tools found in the Verizon Enterprise Center to provide customers with a flexible way to best support their individual requirements.

"We excel at helping Fujitsu and other multinational corporations improve their business operations through advanced communications and IT solutions," said Steve Young, group president of corporate and government markets for Verizon Business. "Working closely with our customer, we were able to design and implement a solution tailored to support Fujitsu's growth requirements while leveraging the company's existing communications infrastructure."

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that create infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.1 trillion yen (US$43.2 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. See http://www.fujitsu.com for further information. 

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a global IP leader and network-based partner for delivering integrated communications and information technology (IT) solutions to large-business and government customers worldwide.  Combining unsurpassed reach with managed services, security, mobility, collaboration and professional services capabilities, Verizon Business delivers global solutions that power innovation and enable its customers to do business better.  For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com.