The Cabinet Office and Fujitsu Sign First Deal for Public Sector Flex

Public sector Flex, the framework which allows the Cabinet Office and Fujitsu Services to provide information and communication technology as a shared service across the public sector, has signed its second customer, the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS).

Fujitsu will initially focus on bringing together the two key divisions within the department that were formerly functions within the Department of Trade and Industry and Department for Education and Skills. The contract which is split into two phases will begin immediately and will see Fujitsu provide a single managed service, to fulfil the newly merged department's immediate need for IT services. This service will later be transformed to the public sector Flex shared service.

The service for DIUS, will provide 1000 users across London, Sheffield, Darlington and Runcorn with access to the appropriate business applications whilst providing a standardised IT service that incorporates a service desk, mobile working and business continuity service.

Phase two is planned to be underway by early 2008 and will see the seamless transition of the single managed service to a shared service under public sector Flex.

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