Bridgestone renews IT management contact with Fujitsu

Fujitsu will remain Bridgestone Europe’s IT management provider until at least 2018 following an extension of its contract as outsourced service provider.

“Our corporate philosophy, the Bridgestone Essence, focuses on delivering world class products and solution services to our customers,” comments Michael Johnson, vice-president of IT at Bridgestone Europe. “By collaborating with Fujitsu for the ongoing transformation of our IT infrastructure, we can strike the optimum balance between short term benefits and long term gain. Furthermore, this contract means that we can direct all our energy and expertise into developing innovative solutions that will keep us at the forefront of our industry.”

Duncan Tait, senior executive vice-president and head of Fujitsu’s EMEIA and Americas region, added: “By partnering with companies like Bridgestone Europe, we are enabling them to focus on their core business goals and embrace new opportunities – using their underlying IT infrastructure as a business enabler. We see this renewal as a seal of approval for Fujitsu from Bridgestone Europe, which continues to entrust us to manage its entire IT infrastructure”

Services Fujitsu provides to Bridgestone Europe include a dedicated, multilingual service desk, on-site and remote support for IT workplaces and equipment, managed print services, service integration, as well as application hosting and operations. The tyre manufacturer previously moved data from its own data centres to two of Fujitsu’s high-availability data centres in the UK, and all of Bridgestone Europe’s SAP systems are now hosted and operated by Fujitsu – which is also responsible for renewing Bridgestone Europe’s workplace infrastructure, including notebook PCs and servers.

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