Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
Fujitsu, a leading provider of ICT business solutions, today announced the launch of its Global Legacy Modernization Solution. The announcement of this offering is further supported by the release of a web-based service for customers to undertake an online self-assessment at each level of the service capability set. This new option enables customers to better define their situation and business requirements which then guides Fujitsu’s understanding of customer needs and project priorities.

While using Legacy Modernization to extend the effective life of ageing production applications is not a new concept, the formalisation of a standardised and agnostic global offering is a significant benefit for Fujitsu’s customers.

Irrespective of location, every customer now has access to Fujitsu’s complete Global Legacy Modernization expertise. To date, Fujitsu had been providing these services to customers in 17 countries but Global Legacy Modernization is now leveraging the skills and knowledge from those individual consultants into one globally available team. The Global Legacy Modernization offering is operating from a Centre of Excellence in Australia and supported by senior teams in the UK, Portugal and the USA.

Fujitsu has standardised the approach to tools and its comprehensive list of capabilities; it is now delivering the same methods, style and quality of service on a global scale allowing customers to gain additional benefits and longevity from production applications in which they have invested time and money over many years and which closely reflect their current business processes.

Chris Gaskin, Fujitsu’s Global Lead for the Global Legacy Modernization Centre of Excellence said: “We know of no other vendor of Legacy Modernization services that is able to provide such a standardised and technology-agnostic global coverage of Legacy Modernization solution requirements in the marketplace.

An example of the capabilities which are now available globally is Fujitsu Progression™ which includes the options of migrating clients from Mainframe and Midrange Platforms to a Microsoft technology stack either in a customer’s Data Centre or on Cloud Services including Microsoft Azure. All eight capabilities are described on the Fujitsu web sites and in related brochures.

“Our definition of Modernization is broader than application migration. Global Legacy Modernization is formalising proven Fujitsu IP capabilities such as Progression and CoolCat which we have been running with for some years in conjunction with the best partner solutions available. Customers have the benefit of Fujitsu being agnostic in its recommendations for the adoption of underlying technology,” Gaskin said.

Many private sector organisations and government agencies continue to rely heavily on ageing business-critical software applications and the platforms on which they reside. While these systems are reliable, scalable and rich with business logic, and have a high degree of functional fit, they often become serious roadblocks to growth, innovation, workplace usability and ability to leverage the advantages of cloud services.

“This consolidation of Fujitsu’s Global Legacy Modernization solutions will resonate particularly well with multi-national organisations and those undergoing mergers and acquisitions because of the services’ ability to undertake a worldwide overhaul of their application footprint with total consistency of process and delivery,” Mr Gaskin said.

For further information about this new global offering please navigate to the Legacy Modernization area within your local country Fujitsu web site or contact [email protected]

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