IT services sales are up at Fujitsu in line with the company's plans and predictions last year.
The home Japanese market has returned to growth and expansion is being enjoyed across the international business too, according to Rod Vawdrey, president of international business at Fujitsu and corporate executive vice president of Fujitsu Ltd.
"In Europe we have been engaged in a significant transformation programme," Vawdrey (pictured) said. "Things are better than we thought back in July. And we're predicting $46bn (£28.6bn) in revenue this year."
Of that, some €6.4bn-worth is from its international services business, the company claimed.
Fujitsu aims to be a services-led business, and is currently doing what it can to harmonise its different elements including specific skill sets globally. So far, it is approaching 40 per cent of its business being done outside Japan, with the goal after that being a 50/50 split between the home market and the international business.
It's all being driven by services. Its services arm has 31,000 staff across 4.4 million end users in 177 countries. There are 1.5 million support requests a month, according to the vendor.
Fujitsu execs said today that its services globalisation is accelerating, with strong new wins and a rise in multinational opportunities contributing to the drive.
"With 50 per cent of the global Fortune 1000 now being customers of Fujitsu services, when it comes to big data, Fujitsu is playing in the major league, managing about 140 Petabytes of data and almost 150,000 servers located in a total of 113 own- and customer-managed datacentres around the globe," it boasted in a PR statement.
Today its worldwide support network includes 100 datacentres, six multilingual service centres, seven global delivery centres and networked cloud centres.
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