Sydney, Australia – 16 June 2009: Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology and communications solutions today  announced its partnership with salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company. Fujitsu will provide consulting services for salesforce.com’s cloud applications as well as application development and integration services on salesforce.com’s Force.com platform.

The partnership is designed to enable customers in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, and finance, to dramatically reduce IT costs and increase business competitiveness, which are the key concerns for Australian CIOs in today’s market.

\"This relationship further strengthens our partner ecosystem in Asia Pacific and helps salesforce.com to deliver customer success across the region,\" said Bobby Napiltonia, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Alliances, salesforce.com. \"Fujitsu’s Cloud Computing implementation and management services will address the needs of enterprise customers throughout Australia and New Zealand as cloud computing gains momentum. .\"

In this partnership, Fujitsu will provide application development, systems integration and consulting expertise built to support salesforce.com’s market leading CRM cloud applications and Force.com platform. Together, the companies will address customer requirements with easy to customise, quickly deployable, and cost effective cloud computing solutions.

Dan O’Hara, Executive General Manager at Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand said “From a local perspective, this is great news for Fujitsu, as it strengthens our relationship with saleforce.com both locally and internationally.”

Demand has increased significantly for cloud computing solutions within the Australian market, with more businesses needing to minimise upfront deployment costs and eliminate the need for customers to maintain their own hardware and software, enabling system resources to be flexibly expanded to meet a business’ needs. Many organisations are attracted to the concept of cloud computing delivery due to its rapid implementation, agility, scalability and other attributes.