News from Fujitsu

Now that we’re partnered with Fujitsu, we will from time to time re-blog some of their announcements. (If “re-tweet” is a word, why not “re-blog”? As the late great sportscaster (and Nova Scotian) Danny Gallivan once said, “it’s a word now!”…

Fujitsu recently announced that it has become an SAP channel partner authorized to resell the SAP® Business All-in-One solution, SAP HANA® platform, and mobile, analytics and cloud solutions to companies and public sector organizations in Canada.

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Also, in an email to staff, Bob Pryor, head of Americas, recently announced that FORTUNE Magazine named Fujitsu to its prestigious annual list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” for a third consecutive year. The list includes 349 companies which are then ranked for a variety of corporate attributes. Fujitsu was recognized for its demonstrated success in:

  • Social responsibility
  • Innovation
  • Use of corporate assets
  • Quality of management
  • Quality of products/services

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Microsoft Cloud has Familiar Look-and-Feel

Kudos to Charles and Orin in our Technical Support team for having done a seamless in-house migration to Office 365. The event was carefully planned, the instructions very well communicated, and the execution flawless. Now Nicom doesn’t just install clients on cloud computing – we actually use it ourselves! (Always good to eat your own cooking, but with a server room and techs on hand, we didn’t really push too hard on getting this done.)

When we start getting into Office 365’s features for communications and file storage and sharing, we will start enjoying the benefits of cloud-based computing. We have a roomful of servers because that’s what we do, but many small businesses don’t, and can now have many benefits that once only businesses with servers could enjoy. And no need to worry about hard drive failures and power outages, or backups and software updates.

With its browser-based interface, Office 365 users are able to create and edit Word documents, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, etc. from anywhere in the world, and share them with other people. All they need is a computer with Internet connectivity.

Many vendors have cloud offerings. The advantage Microsoft enjoys is that billions of people worldwide already know their products, and their cloud offerings have a familiar look and feel, as well as common features. Their integration between cloud-based products and on premise software is also very natural and seamless.


Partnership with Fujitsu Consulting

It was my pleasure to spend the last two days in Halifax with David Shearer, President and CEO of Fujitsu Canada.

Fujitsu Consulting, the consulting and IT services arm of Fujitsu Canada (which previously operated in Atlantic Canada as DMR Consulting) has selected Nicom IT Solutions Inc. as its business partner in Atlantic Canada. We spent his time here visiting customers and new prospects. David is no stranger to Atlantic Canada; having lived in Nova Scotia for 4 years and attending Dalhousie University.

As our partnership progresses, I look forward to introducing David to additional customers and prospects in our region.