Thinking about a career at Fujitsu? Let’s see what our past Graduates had to say about the Program

Each year we recruit a large number of outstanding graduates for our in-demand Graduate Program to inject new ideas, innovative thinking and positive energy into Fujitsu.

Graduate Program Details

Graduate employees start with us in early February 2019.

Each new employee is paired up with a buddy and a mentor from within the business to help with a smooth transition into life at Fujitsu. We provide the right kinds of tools and training to ensure all our graduates can achieve career success through mentoring, peer support, professional development module training and e-learning.

We profiled some of our Past Graduates to hear what they thought of their time on the Fujitsu Graduate Program…

Jacinta Lee, Sales Coordinator, Sales Operations
Melbourne, Australia

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Why Fujitsu? What inspired you to apply?
Being an ever-growing Global company, Fujitsu was a great fit and I thought it could provide me with a lot of opportunities for career progression.

Describe a Fujitsu graduate in 3 words
Motivated, curious, positive.

What skills do you believe a Graduate might need to be successful in the program?
As a graduate, you should be proactive, a strong communicator, customer focused and most importantly have a willingness to learn and say yes to any and every opportunity.

What were some of your day to day tasks within the grad program?
Throughout my year, I supported the sales team by doing research on customers, competitors and the market and by working on opportunities in a bid/proposal management capacity. I was also invited to attend some customer meetings where possible.

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Read how Fujitsu celebrated International Women’s Day 2018…

Earlier this month the Fujitsu offices across Australia and New Zealand celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) – a day to acknowledge women for their achievements without regard to divisions; whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.

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Pictured above: Members of the Fujitsu executive team pictured #PressingforProgress on International Womens Day at the Macquarie Park Head Office.

What better way to recognise International Women’s Day than to profile our very own women of Fujitsu? Thanks to Helen Howard, Megan Keleher, Blaise Porter, Sarah Retter and Chiara Charlton who shared their thoughts on gender diversity in the workplace, drawing on their personal experiences. Their profiles can be found below:

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Hannah joins the JAIMS Global Leaders Program

Fujitsu Australia & New Zealand are pleased to announce we have a successful applicant for the 2017 JAIMS program! Hannah Norton from New Zealand has been accepted by JAIMS to partake in this scholarship based in Tokyo. The opportunity is extended to young students across the globe and interestingly, Hannah found out about our JAIMS scholarship opportunity via our LinkedIn promotion back in August this year. With a strong background in Commerce, Marketing, Commercial Law and Journalism, Hannah is a perfect candidate for the programme.

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Pictured above: Hannah Norton heads to Tokyo next year to begin her JAIMS scholarship.

The Fujitsu JAIMS Foundation offers scholarships for postgraduate education and cross-cultural management training in the Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge Program. The scholarship is to study at JAIMS, the Japan-America Institute of Management Science. The course runs from February to June next year, spanning four countries – Japan, Hawaii, Singapore and Thailand, with a range of subjects on offer including corporate finance, global HRM, international law and ethics, and Socratic inquiry.

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Pictured above: JAIMS students studying in at the Hawaiian institute.

A little bit of history…

Fujitsu Limited established the Fujitsu International Scholarships Program in 1985, commemorating the 50th anniversary of its founding. The aim was to provide the opportunity for people from the Asia-Pacific region to contribute to the region through studying different values, cultures and global business.

The scholarship provides full financial assistance for postgraduate education across the three and a half month curriculum. Participants are able to sharpen their global management knowledge and skills, building the confidence necessary for success in global business situations.

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Pictured above: The JAIMS 2017 Spring cohort of students.

Selection is based off work experience, English proficiency, motivation, goals that are expressed in essay, interview and test scores as well as academic performance. A key factor for review is the individual’s commitment to contributing to the mutual understanding and cooperation between countries and to the development of his/her home country. A key focus of the programme is developing leaders who will work towards the betterment of society.

According to Hannah, her strong interest in social enterprise has led to her basing her capstone project for the scholarship around suicide prevention – a topic that she has personal connections to.

Hannah will be based out of the University of Tokyo for the course of the programme in 2018. We wish her all the best and look forward to hearing about her key learning’s from the scholarship when she returns to New Zealand in June 2018!

Fujitsu has been nominated for the Banksia Sustainability Awards 2017

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Fujitsu is proud to announce that the Australian #SMARTer2030 report has been nominated as a finalist in the Banksia Sustainability Awards for 2017. The awards are the longest running and most prestigious of Australia’s sustainability awards.

Written in partnership with Telstra, the #SMARTer2030 report has received accolades since its release late last year and is a nominee for the Banksia ‘Communication for Change Award’. This award recognises leadership and achievement in raising awareness and understanding of sustainability issues as well as promoting tangible change in values and behaviour that support a greater uptake of sustainable practices.

The report examines the 2015 Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), SMARTer2030: ICT Solutions for 21st Century Challenges and puts these global opportunities into the Australian context. Our report reveals that if the technologies modelled were fully adopted, that ICT can potentially support the Australian Government to surpass its carbon reduction target.

The report features a range of case studies across a variety of industries that demonstrate how Fujitsu and Telstra are using a range of technologies to help customers to achieve business and environmental benefits.

Some of the key findings of the SMARTer2030 report include:

  • ICT provides significant environmental benefits such as increasing agricultural crop yields while reducing water and petrol use;
  • eWork can free up $AUD11.8 billion in capital expenditure through the reduced need for infrastructure;
  • eHealth can support 7 million people a year to engage with health practitioners remotely, in real time and on-demand

For more information and to download the report at the following link:

http://www.fujitsu.com/au/solutions/business-technology/sustainability-consulting/thought-leadership/smarter2030/index.html

Fujitsu wearables ensure the Belgian Solar Team’s well-being during Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

A team of Belgian University students will be looking to make history in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge as they compete with 41 teams from around the world on an epic race across Australia. Fujitsu wearable technology will be used to monitor real-time vital signs and optimal balance of performance and well-being for the team.

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The challenge began in Darwin on Sunday 8th October, on a 3000-kilometre transcontinental journey to Adelaide. Starting at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Racetrack, the course is associated with V8 supercars rather than clean, solar-powered vehicles, however the Belgian team ‘Punch Powertrain’ had pole position in a time of 2:03.8 with an average speed of 83.4km/hr.

Winning pole position provides benefits to the team including not having to use stored energy to accelerate to overtake slower competitors. Whilst Punch Powertrain have never won the World Solar Challenge, it appears the team stand a good chance this year after their strong start.

The Fujitsu UBIQUITOUSWARE wearable solutions will measure driver well-being, including temperature, providing live telemetry to support crew. The solution will help the Belgian team to optimize cockpit cooling and ensure driver health during the race. As competitors cross the Australian outback where temperatures can hit up to 38 degrees Celsius, drivers must strike the right balance between using energy for air conditioning to cool the cockpit, or to power the vehicle.

The Punch Powertrain team comprising of 21 students from the University of Leuven in Belgium have been testing the Fujitsu wearables in the weeks leading up to the race to monitor driver heart rates, drowsiness levels, temperature and level of heat stress while they are on the move.

According to Jasper Schrijvers, a Punch Powertrain driver, “Driver fitness plays a crucial role in the World Solar Challenge, as it’s important that the driver doesn’t overheat at the wheel. We are planning to achieve speeds of up to 90km/h with the same amount of power that you use for a hairdryer. The use of any cooling will only slow us down and could mean the difference between winning and losing.”

James Maynard, Offering Management Director, IoT & Innovation, Innovative IoT Business Unit at Fujitsu says, “Fujitsu’s wearable solutions have enabled the Belgian team to provide previously unavailable insights into driver well-being, to see more, act faster and predict instead of react. The team used data collected during their preparation to advise their drivers on the optimum balance between performance and safety during the race.”

The event will reveal futuristic-looking solar powered cars, showcasing design that could one day lead to solar-powered cars for consumers that can carry passengers. We look forward to seeing the end result as the drivers finish the race 3000km’s later on October 15th in Adelaide!

Fujitsu’s sustainability internship provides new opportunities for international students

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The Fujitsu Australia & New Zealand Sustainability team is currently hosting two postgraduate interns from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM).

Tuta Wamanga and Tinu Oshun recently joined Fujitsu on an intensive work placement as part of their Master of Business Administration course requirements. They are completing six months on exchange at Macquarie University before they’ll return to the University of Edinburgh in the UK to finish their MBA.

Over the last few years, previous MBA students from MGSM have worked across multiple sustainability projects; including examining the enabling factors for ICT Sustainability (which had input into Fujitsu Oceania’s sustainability benchmark model), feasibility of eWaste product takeback and brainstorming ideas to achieve our renewable energy target.

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Pictured above: The chart above reveals how Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is tracking against targets, activities undertaken to reduce our footprint and what is still on the agenda.

”We always enjoy hosting the MGSM interns and get some business value from their time with us” said Lee Stewart, Head of Sustainability for Fujitsu Australia & New Zealand. “They bring a great blend of business experience and theoretical understanding, which they apply to create something of value to Fujitsu.  As a small team, having interns provides sustainability with not only assistance with some of our projects but also fresh perspectives and insights”.

At the 2017 Fujitsu World Tour we recently launched our Smart eWaste bin which uses IoT technology to assist customers to take the hassle out of ewaste.  For her project, Tinu will be working on a pricing model for our customers, enabling them to predict the costs of having a smart eWaste bin on their premises whilst still providing flexibility for Fujitsu. Drawing on more than a dozen years experience in the retail banking sector, Tinu will examine different approaches such as cost and value sharing, cost ceiling guarantees and provide a business case for adoption, as well as looking at external grants or funding rebates that customers could apply.

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Pictured above: Lee Stewart, Head of Sustainability for Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand explaining the benefits of the Smart eWaste bin at Fujitsu World Tour 2017.

“Working with Fujitsu has further enriched my MBA experience. I have been able to apply my financial background and quantitative methods of research gained in the course of my MBA to make meaningful contributions in developing a pricing model for the smart eWaste Bin. This project has in turn helped me identify sustainable business opportunities in the electronic waste industry,” says Tinu.

Tuta’s project will see the creation of an Indigenous Procurement Strategy for Fujitsu. As part of our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion the sustainability team is keen to explore how Fujitsu can provide Indigenous Australians with more opportunities to participate in the economy. Tuta has more than a decade’s experience in supply chain management in her home country of Kenya, including managing supply forecasting, procurement and management for an $80M business unit for Unilever East Africa. Included in Tuta’s project will be a survey of the competitive landscape for indigenous procurement and the specific opportunities to include indigenous suppliers in Fujitsu’s supply chain. This important project will create value for Fujitsu and the community while also helping Fujitsu to meet customer expectations, particularly in the Federal Government space.

“I feel privileged to be given a chance to work in a completely different industry and environment with the Fujitsu Sustainability team. This gives me the opportunity to not only contribute to a key component of the business by coming up with the indigenous procurement strategy, but also to gain key insights in the role business plays in creating a positive impact to society,” says Tuta.

Both Tuta and Tinu will be presenting the findings from their respective projects to key Fujitsu stakeholders before the end of their placement in August, after which they will return to Edinburgh to complete their MBA program. We wish them the best of luck as they continue their Fujitsu placement and their studies!

Fujitsu World Tour in Australia and New Zealand brings Co-creation to life

Australia and New Zealand are both a long way away from the rest of the world. Melbourne is about 8,000 km from Tokyo and around 16,000 km from Munich. Auckland is about 2,000 km further still. So when we get the opportunity in this region to experience the best thought leadership and technology from Fujitsu around the world we make the most of it.

First stop – Auckland New Zealand

And make the most of it we did. As Fujitsu World Tour 2017 touched down in Auckland on June 20th the results of many months of preparation started to pay off. Over two hundred people gathered at The Langham in Auckland to get a taste of what Fujitsu was all about. Even though the event has been running for many years, this year was the very first time that Fujitsu World Tour has been hosted in New Zealand.

From the time the doors opened early in the morning the Expo floor was a hive of activity, with a buzzing atmosphere and excitement rapidly increasing. ‘Digital Co-creation’ was the main theme of the event and this was clearly the focus of the expo. It was hard to miss the brightly decorated ‘Co-creation Station’, which was located right in the middle of the floor, manned by our Digital Co-creation specialists. The Lego blocks on display provided an excellent talking point for our consultants to describe Fujitsu’s various co-creation initiatives and techniques to foster digital innovation.

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Pictured: Co-creation station

Also on display for the first time were a number of innovative displays including Fujitsu’s ‘Smart Shoes Hub’, the Head-mounted Display, and a fascinating display of Spatiowl modelling traffic flow information. Fujitsu’s Palm Secure was also a big hit in New Zealand, with the expo showing different use cases of this great technology including a ‘Smart Gate’, time and attendance recording, locker opening and a host of other applications. It was not just the conference attendees who were impressed, a news crew from NZ TV3 seized the opportunity to capture a two minute article to be aired on prime time television.

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Pictured: Smart Shoes

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The activity was not just concentrated on the expo floor. Well-known New Zealand media personality Samantha Hayes provided the opening address and took the role of the Master of Ceremonies throughout the day. The agenda was packed with Fujitsu’s international thought leaders including Ramanan Ramakrishna and Yoshikuni Takashige who shared their insight to an engaged audience in the packed auditorium. After providing his insight into Human Centric Innovation, Takashige-san also provided a 15 minute video interview with Fairfax New Zealand on the subject of Human Centric Innovation.

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Pictured: Samantha Hayes – MC at Fujitsu World Tour Auckland

As well as Fujitsu’s international personalities, we were also proud to host one of our international customers. Steve Walker from DHL presented a riveting account of his company’s digital transformation journey. He talked about many initiatives DHL has put in place including technology to reduce driver fatigue as well as the use of augmented reality to assist with warehouse operations. A panel discussion consisting of Fujitsu local and international representatives and customers also provided different viewpoints on digital transformation.

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Steve Walker from DHL

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Next Stop Melbourne…

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After a busy day in Auckland, it was time to replicate it all again in Melbourne for a much bigger event and a larger audience. Over 500 people packed into the Crown Promenade for an even bigger expo and conference agenda than Auckland. This marked the second time that Fujitsu World Tour was hosted in Melbourne, the last time was two years ago in 2015. The event opened with an address by the Hon. Philip Dalidakis, MP – Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, who spoke about a number of issues including the ethics around the application of artificial intelligence (AI). Media personality and well-known journalist Ellen Fanning kept the audience engaged as Master of Ceremonies.

The expo floor in Melbourne had a real buzz about it as people took time out from the conference agenda to bring themselves up to speed with all that Fujitsu can offer. Once again Palm Secure attracted a lot of attention – aided by the special ‘experiential’ displays that showcased how various technologies could be used in Education, Healthcare and Retail applications.

The digital media display also kept people talking, with an innovative face recognition system that would detect the age, gender and mood of the audience in front of the screen so that relevant content could be displayed. And once again the Fujitsu innovations area captivated the audience with the display of the ‘Smart Shoes Hub’ and the ‘Head-mounted display’. Once again the event attracted interest from a television news station, with a crew from Channel Nine News taking the time to capture the moment.

As with Auckland, Takashige-san delivered the final keynote and left the audience thinking about what the future of technology will look like. After two very busy days it was time for Fujitsu World Tour to leave the Oceania Region as it continues its journey across the world.

Digital Transformation in NZ – What CIOs really need to know

digitaltransformationNZ It’s hard to shock any CIO these days with word of new advances and ‘game-changing’ innovations, but how do you best ride this wave of rapid digitalisation? We hear the term ‘digital transformation’ thrown about so much that it inevitably leads to different interpretations and differing opinions on what it actually means, what actions to take and what technologies to deploy. We as digital leaders and IT leaders need a way to explain it all back to our businesses because adapting to these innovations is our number one priority. This change isn’t going to stop; there will always be new things we need to comprehend and implement.

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The easiest way to understand how digital transformation can be applied to your organisation is to focus on the steps involved, not the technology. A universal theory of digitalisation is what we like to term it – this is how we take a business problem or a challenge and put it through a process to come out with an informed outcome. The process of digital transformation  Data – Gather data points. Information – Visualise data to understand what is happening. Gaps – Identify what gaps there are in the data that need to be addressed. Insight – Why is this happening? What patterns and insights can be gathered? Think – What can we do to change and improve it? Act – Make the change. Learn – Loop back and examine if the solution is working and continually refine it. I talk in more depth about this process in one of my previous blogs here. 

How CIOs can make it work 

At the heart of the digital transformation process lies enterprise applications. These are the essential business IT systems that increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction and, ultimately, deliver cost reductions in a fiercely competitive business environment. The CIO agenda is being driven by these needs and many organisations are outsourcing part, or all, of their enterprise applications portfolio to a specialist business applications services provider. At Fujitsu, we are applying this D.I.G.I.T.A.L process to our work with organisations and achieving outstanding results. By leveraging our global alliance with Microsoft, together, we are building solutions that meet the application project and application outsourcing needs of our customers.

Results that stand out 

We were recently recognised for our implementation expertise at this year’s Microsoft Partner Awards, where we were commended for our clear focus on cloud transformation, particularly around Office 365 and cloud-based mobility device management. The Microsoft stack is enabling dramatic transformation to occur and in today’s world, it’s a must not a maybe to leverage new advances. Our best-in-class capability around Windows 10 migrations is evidenced by the more-than-15,000 seats we deployed in 2016. One of our stand-out implementations was for the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and our work has now helped them embrace digital to begin transforming education assessment. Download our infographic to find out how NZQA’s move to Windows 10 has increased staff mobility and boosted productivity.

 

 

 

 

Or if you’re ready to see what’s right for your business, book an appointment with our Workplace Anywhere Team to run a proof of concept. Book my appointment.

The Fujitsu World Tour countdown is on!

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After months of planning and preparation Fujitsu World Tour is headed down under! We are two weeks out from Fujitsu World Tour Auckland (Tuesday 20th June) and Melbourne (Thursday 22nd June)…the countdown is on!

We are excited to host the biggest event for Fujitsu Australia & New Zealand in Auckland this year – a first for New Zealand! We have had great interest in the event so far, with over 300 people already registered for Auckland and over 600 in Melbourne. And we are expecting more to come as we get closer to the event.

The overarching theme of the tour is Human Centric Innovation: Digital Co-creation, which is central to Fujitsu’s partnership approach with its customers, partners and suppliers. Through a series of expert talks, breakout sessions and technology showcases, the event will demonstrate new ways of using ICT – including the Internet of Things, Hybrid IT and other Digital Technologies – to benefit business and society as a whole.

Leading experts, such as The Hon Philip Dalidakis, Victorian MP for Small Business, Innovation and Trade will present in Melbourne, with keynote speakers Yoshikuni Takashige, Visionary Architect of Fujitsu, Ramanan Ramakrishna Head of Service Innovation & Portfolio Managed Infrastructure Services, and Steve Walker, APAC CIO of DHL presenting at both our Auckland and Melbourne events.

Below are a few of the fantastic innovations that will be on display at the event:

Spatiowl – Derived from the prefix “Spatio,” meaning “space,” combined with “Owl,” an ancient symbol of wisdom, Spatiowl is a powerful service for integrated management of transportation systems using Big Data analytics and Cloud Computing technology. The technology can collate date from sources such as public transportation, vehicles, and pedestrians’ smartphones in urban areas through sensors.

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Interactive Shoe Hub – Fujitsu’s ‘Smart Shoes’ enable anyone to collect, collate and analyse sensor data from the shoes they wear everyday. All sorts of information is collected by sensors embedded in the shoes, including movement of the feet, pressure and curvature.

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Ubiquitousware – this is an IoT Solution which includes the Head Mounted Display (used for HMD remote support) and Worker Safety (a vital sensing demo and Amplify interface will be displayed). Both technologies aim to sense the status of people, things and surrounding environments.

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At Fujitsu World Tour, we are giving participants an interactive experience to help drive digital transformation. The co-creation station will provide an example of how Fujitsu works with customers to help solve current and future business challenges. Come and shape the future of technology and become a #cocreationist. Our experiential zone will also feature innovations and solutions for use within our key verticals.

It’s not too late to register – we welcome you to attend this fantastic event! And if you do, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter here for live updates from the tour and use the hashtag #FujitsuWorldTour to join the conversation and see your post appear on our Live Twitter Wall at the event!

The digital transformation journey – RunMyProcess

Fujitsu’s RunMyProcess is a unique cloud platform that enables fast and secure delivery of connected applications, extending enterprise systems and processes to the people, clouds and devices of the digital world. Essentially it can be used by anyone with a business process!

RunMyProcess results in better business processes, faster operations and cost efficiencies for our clients.

The people behind RunMyProcess are digital problem solvers who utilize technology to achieve three key outcomes for business: Connecting the digital enterprise, solving digital problems and enabling end-to-end digital change.

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Our innovative infographic helps to break down the ‘who, how, what and why’ of all things RunMyProcess.

WHO?

More than 500 businesses in over 40 countries have joined Fujitsu on their RunMyProcess journey including: Fujitsu’s Global Service Desk, Adidas, DHL, Nestle, iHeartStudios & HomeServe USA.

You can view the iHeartStudios and HomeServe USA case studies on YouTube.

HOW?

Build. Deploy. Run. And then we’re done.

Build – Rapidly deliver device independent, connected applications that automate end-to-end digital processes.

Deploy – Instantly and cost-effectively deploy systems from one user up to global audiences without change.

Run – Experience secure, reliable and scalable operations that ensure systems are globally available 24/7.

RunMyProcess can solve a wide range of business problems. Some of these are outlined below with their respected case studies:

Cloud Cost Management – Fujitsu Enabling Software Technology (subsidiary of Fujitsu IT group)

SAP Integration – Fater (leading personal care company in the Italian market)

Enterprise Mobility – RATP Group (French state-owned public transport operator)

API Management – Fujitsu global service desk

Salesforce IntegrationiHeart Studios (London based digital content studio)

 IBM Notes application replacement. – Welch Allyn (medical equipment manufacturer)

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WHAT?

RMP is a cloud platform enabling end to end digital transformation through:

  • Unifying the digital experience
  • Connecting the digital supply chain
  • Delivering at digital speed and scale
  • Empowering digital innovation

RMP’s one-click deployment can result in iterative business change, enabling digital transformation to be achieved at rapid scale.

WHY?

To create a new digital working style, empowering people to work anywhere, anytime!

We are hearing the buzz words ‘digital transformation’ loud and clear, and know it is much more than technology. To find out more about how Fujitsu has helped a range of businesses to evolve quickly and successfully into a digital enterprise, download our White Paper and other collateral.

In December 2016, Fujitsu teams participated in a Hackathon activity where they developed innovative business ideas utilizing RunMyProcess technology. Some of these ideas are on their way to becoming commercial success! Read more about the Hackathon and the way in which RunMyProcess was used, here.