13,000 visitors from 81 nations is a new record for Fujitsu Forum and this is 20% up on last year. They all came on 19th/20th November to see the biggest manufacturer’s IT event in Europe at the ICM in Munich. The latest trends in ICT were presented and demonstrated and there was a fantastic exchange of ideas, information and opinions.
A big thank you to all visitors for your support and we invite you to Fujitsu Forum 2015. Initial registrations can already be made.
From September 09 to October 31, 2014, we were looking for the oldest PRIMERGY server alive. The winner was invited to the #FujitsuForum and just got handed over this prize, a brand-new PRIMERGY RX2540 M1
Congratulations to Posta Srbije
Posta Srbije was founded in 1990. Today, the organization provides the largest infrastructure and logistics network in Serbia, with around 15,000 employees. Pošta Srbije was one of the first Fujitsu customers in Serbia and is currently using more than 200 active PRIMERGY servers which are driving its IT operations and business. The PRIMERGY 561 systems, for which Posta Srbije receives this award, were bought in 1996 and used as application servers for more than 10 years. Since then, they are still being used to format and prepare SCSI disk drives.
An expert jury, including Dr. Joseph Reger (CTO) and Rubert Lehner (SVP Sales Germany) met on November 3rd, thus ending the seven-week PalmSecure Innovation Contest which saw a lot of community building, submitted ideas, extensive international participation and a great deal of intensive work.
PalmSecure™ technology was enthusiastically welcomed by 380 innovative minds who contributed ideas on how to use PalmSecure and the coming ID Match system. These ideas covered a wide range of application areas where PalmSecure can improve safety and security in people’s lives, thus contributing to Fujitsu’s vision of a human centric intelligent society.
It was a difficult task to choose the best three ideas for the prizes: a Fujitsu LIFEBOOK U904 with PalmSecure sensor (first prize), a Fujitsu LIFEBOOK U574 (second prize) and a Fujitsu STYLISTIC M702 tablet computer (third prize). The range of ideas was so good that the jury even decided to award two third prizes.
The winners and the ideas are:
1st prize for Shmuel Goldfisher (Israel), integrate PalmSecure into a smart watch
2nd prize for Katherine Rushton (UK), use PalmSecure for proven parcel delivery to the correct recipient
3rd prize goes to : Suvrajit Saha (Germany), use PalmSecure to reduce train ticket fraud and also
Tizu Tiberiu (Romania), use PalmSecure to monitor drivers in fleet management
A successful workplace IT strategy is all about people. Generation Y and BYOD drive a new understanding of workplace IT, one that puts the user at the center and embraces individuality. Progressive companies realize that this new thinking boosts both productivity and employee satisfaction.
In the breakout session “The human-centric workplace” on November 20 / 12:00 p.m. my colleagues Christian and Markus as well as Jeffrey Shomper from Microsoft will prove that Fujitsu’s client computing devices are designed with the user in mind, delivering technology that empowers users to achieve their full potential.
Many thanks to all who took part in yesterday’s evening event and enjoyed the #FujitsuForum Oktoberfest.
The pictures from yesterday evening can be seen HERE and we have compiled a few figures for you:
- 18,000 beer mugs were used
- About 2,500 work hours in the kitchen and waiter staff
- 2,190 chickens
- About 9,150 litres of beer
- About 1,515 litres of alcohol-free drinks
- „Lebkuchen“ chocolate hearts: 700 kg dough was used
- 500 metres of material for the ceilings and banners
- Extra material on walls: about 500 kilos
- 4 florists each worked at least 8 hours
- 500 kg pine was used for the garland. A complete van of pine-green was used
- Weight of the garland: 600 kg; 6 metres in diameter
- Weight of material on walls: about 500 kilos