Photo by Dale Villanueva, MNLtoday.ph Fujitsu Philippines, Inc. (FPI), a leading Information Technology (IT) systems integrator and solutions provider, recently opened its new office in Davao City, in a bid to strengthen its operations in the region. According to FPI President and CEO Raul “Cricket” Santiago III, the Davao office will serve as the consultation office for its the growing number of customers in Mindanao, bringing the company’s innovative technologies and services closer to them. This is the company’s fourth office and the first in Mindanao. To date, Fujitsu is present in Metro Manila, Sta. Rosa in Laguna, and Cebu City. “We’ve been extending our products and services in Mindanao through our office in Cebu. But with the growing demands in the region, we are opening the new office in to make our services even more efficient and closer to our customers, as well as to our future partners,” added Santiago. Photo by Dale Villanueva, MNLtoday.ph Designed as a “hot desk,” the new facility seeks to provide a venue that encourages more customer interface in Mindanao. It allows customers to meet with Fujitsu’s pre-sales and technical persons either face-to-face or through teleconferences and enables consultations with counterparts in Manila, Sta. Rosa, and Cebu. Santiago said, “we intend to make the collaboration among our offices as seamless as possible. That is why our offices are equipped with the necessary technologies to make skills, capabilities, and coverage of Fujitsu in the Philippines more available nationwide. In the future, we are also looking at advancing this technology to soon allow video conferences with Fujitsu’s headquarters in Singapore, Japan, and Australia.” Photo by Dale Villanueva, MNLtoday.ph The new satellite office will also enable the Fujitsu team to strengthen their drive in helping partners to innovate their businesses as demanded by the growth of the economic landscape in Davao. The Davao City Investment Promotion Center (DCIPC) noted that among the key drivers of the city’s rapidly-growing economy, is the IT-BPO sector as business process outsourcing companies expand their services. Meanwhile, the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) also revealed that foreign investors are showing more interest in the city and the province due to the continuous development of other sectors, such as retail, agriculture, and tourism. Photo by Dale Villanueva, MNLtoday.ph The new office in Davao is Fujitsu’s way of helping strengthen the business potential of the province by leveraging on the capabilities of information technology through end-to-end solutions, ranging from infrastructure and enterprise solutions, managed and, application services. It will also open opportunities for the new breed of IT professionals in the area who have the potential to be the next industry leaders. For more than 40 years now, the company provides businesses with cutting-edge IT solutions and services nationwide. It has also made Japanese IT design and technology available through its server, storage, and scanning hardware and solutions. Fujitsu also offers cloud technology that provides relevant and cost-effective IT solutions to all organizations of various sizes and needs. To know more about Fujitsu Philippines Inc., visit the website at http://www.fujitsu.com/ph.