Fujitsu Receives 2012 Computerworld Honor Award for Response to Earthquake and Tsunami

June 5, 2012 No Comments

SOURCE: Fujitsu

Sunnyvale, CALIF., June 5, 2012 Fujitsu today announced it has been awarded the 21st Century Achievement Award for its fast and innovative response to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Using information technology, Fujitsu responded immediately on March 11, 2011, to ensure social, industrial, economic and educational infrastructure was available in the wake of the natural disaster. Fujitsu was selected from a pool of 20 finalists in the Environment category; it was the only Japanese company nominated in 2012, and one of only three non-US based companies.

When the earthquake hit, the Fujitsu disaster support teams quickly developed a cloud-based, real-time information solution – spanning hardware, software and services – that allowed evacuation centers to align the efforts of non-profit organizations with the concrete needs of disaster victims. Beyond enterprise solutions, Fujitsu offered 2,000 LIFEBOOK® notebooks/Tablet PCs to 100 evacuation centers, giving local people access to the Internet, real-time information and safety information, allowing for communication with families to stay in touch with evacuees from outside the disaster area. Further examples of the response from Fujitsu can be found on the case study website.

For 24 years, IDG’s Computerworld Honors program recognizes those organizations that create and use information technology to promote and advance the public welfare, benefit society and change the world for the better.

Supporting Quotes

John Amato, Vice President/Publisher of Computerworld – “Last night, the Computerworld Honors Program was proud to recognize 200 Laureates from around the world. Of these distinguished projects, ten received high honors in their respective categories with the 21st Century Achievement Award. This gathering of IT visionaries from more than 25 countries reinforces that IT capabilities can span the globe to not only provide business value but positive social change.”

Alison Rowe, Global Executive Director, Sustainability, International Business, Fujitsu Limited – “The 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan was a tragedy but yet a catalyst for Fujitsu; we were able to respond quickly and effectively to a disaster of great and global magnitude. Through that, we learned vast amounts from our disaster response teams and have channeled the experience we gained into our business continuity plans for our customers. The recognition from Computerworld Honors and IDG is invaluable and we are grateful for their commitment to acknowledging those companies successfully using technology to create a better world.”

Resources

Disaster Response case study: http://www.fujitsu.com/computerworldhonors
Fujitsu: Sustainability, Our Heritage, Your Future
ICT Sustainability: The Global Benchmark 2011
The Fujitsu Commitment to the Environment
Fujitsu Annual Sustainability Reports
Fujitsu Slideshow: Environmental Sustainability
News Page: http://fujitsunews.com
Fujitsu America Homepage: http://solutions.us.fujitsu.com/
Twitter (@FujitsuAmerica): http://twitter.com/fujitsuamerica
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/shopfujitsu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fujitsuICT

Press Contacts
Fujitsu America, Inc.
Karen Richardson, Manager, Public Relations
408-746-3300
karen.richardson@us.fujitsu.com

Eastwick Communications
Jesse Hamlin, Senior Associate
408-470-4874
jesse@eastwick.com

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning website, bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including 13 American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2009, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (comScore Media Metrix, August 2010). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at: www.idgenterprise.com. For more information, please see: www.computerworld.com

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com

Fujitsu America, Inc. is a leading ICT solutions provider for organizations in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. Fujitsu enables clients to meet their business objectives through integrated offerings and solutions, including consulting, systems integration, managed services, outsourcing and cloud services for infrastructure, platforms and applications; data center and field services; and server, storage, software and mobile/tablet technologies. For more information, please visit: http://solutions.us.fujitsu.com/ and http://twitter.com/fujitsuamerica. Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo and “shaping tomorrow with you” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, LIFEBOOK and “shaping tomorrow with you” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

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