Singapore, July 13, 2009 ― Leading regional IT services and solutions provider Fujitsu Asia and salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced an alliance in Singapore.
Under the partnership, Fujitsu will provide application development and integration services on salesforce.com’s Force.com platform, as well as consulting services for salesforce.com's cloud applications. The partnership enables customers in a wide variety of industries (including manufacturing, distribution, and finance) to dramatically reduce IT costs and increase business competitiveness – key concerns for CIOs today.
Fujitsu will deploy cloud applications by utilising their first-hand experience and know-how to dramatically reduce implementation timeframes when compared to similar solutions in the market.
The announcement comes amid a significant increase in market demand for cloud computing due to its lean cost profile, rapid implementation, agility and scalability. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions eliminate the need for customers to pay upfront infrastructure costs, or to maintain their own hardware and software. SaaS solutions are also highly scalable based on evolving business needs.
Mr Lim Hun Leong, Vice President of Services and Solutions Business at Fujitsu Asia, said, “Fujitsu sees cloud computing as an exciting new development in the industry because of the unique benefits it brings to customers. We have an established track record of successfully deploying SaaS solutions worldwide and are ideally placed to offer such services to customers in Singapore via this partnership.”
Prior to the partnership in Singapore, Fujitsu successfully customized and deployed salesforce.com’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, including the Sales Cloud and Service Clouds, for major financial institutions in the US, UK and Australia. “As we see more and more businesses embrace the cloud computing model across Asia Pacific, relationships like this one with Fujitsu will help us to deliver the customer success that is synonymous with salesforce.com”, said Steve McWhirter, SVP, Field Sales, APAC, salesforce.com. “Fujitsu’s cloud computing implementation and development services will further strengthen the partner ecosystem and assist us in addressing the needs of enterprise customers in the region.”
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