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Microsoft, Fujitsu Uvance Ink Sustainability Partnership; Global Cloud Consulting Services Expected

May 29, 2023 by Joe Panettieri

Microsoft and Fujitsu have inked a five-year sustainability partnership involving Microsoft's cloud services and Fujitsu's Uvance business, the two companies said. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Fujitsu Uvance focuses on sustainable manufacturing, consumer experience, healthy living and trusted society.

Under terms of the partnership, roughly 28,000 Fujitsu employees will be trained on Microsoft cloud technologies in all Fujitsu regions (Japan, Europe, Asia, and the Americas). Joint-to-market solutions are planned across manufacturing, retail, healthcare, advanced computing, networking, Azure, 365, Dynamics 365, Power Platform and Viva.

Microsoft-Fujitsu Sustainability Partnership: Executive Perspectives

In a prepared statement about the relationship, Fujitsu President and CEO Takahito Tokita (pictured, top of page) said: “Fujitsu is thrilled to embark on this strategic partnership with Microsoft, which represents an important step to realize Fujitsu’s corporate purpose – to make the world more sustainable by building trust in society through innovation. Microsoft’s trusted cloud platform and advanced AI capabilities uniquely position us to accelerate the global development and deployment of innovative offerings that draw on our own technologies like computing and AI, as well as our extensive expertise in several key industries. We look forward to further deepening this relationship to realize true ‘Sustainability Transformation’ in the months and years ahead.”

Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

Added Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: "We have an opportunity to help organizations in every industry apply the latest innovations across the cloud and this new generation of AI to accelerate business growth and operate more sustainably. We look forward to deepening our partnership and bringing together the end-to-end power of the Microsoft Cloud with Fujitsu's industry expertise to help our mutual customers address business and societal challenges."

Additional Sustainable Technology Milestones

Fujitsu, based in Tokyo, Japan, unveiled the Uvance brand in October 2021. The brand's purpose is "to make the world more sustainable by building trust in society through innovation." Uvance is short for Universal Advancement -- which Fujitsu hopes to deliver in a "sustainable direction." The company typically offers Uvance updates at the Fujitsu ActivateNow Technology Summit.

Meanwhile, Microsoft continues to accelerate its sustainability partnerships worldwide. Much of the work integrates with Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability

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