Ricoh Expands Fujitsu Offerings to Include Network Storage, Servers, Tablets and Notebooks
Ricoh Americas reports that it’s expanded its partnership with Fujitsu America, so that it will be able to offer Ricoh customers a new, broader range of Fujitsu technologies, including network storage, servers, and tablet and notebook PCs.
Ricoh, which is already a partner of Fujitsu, will now offer Fujitsu’s network storage, servers, and end-user devices as part of Ricoh IT Services. Ricoh says Fujitsu enterprise-platform solutions are among the highest-performing for data-transfer in the industry, and will enable Ricoh customers to obtain maximum performance for their converged and virtualized environments.
The firm also says the expanded partnership should in particular appeal healthcare customers, a strength of Fujitsu. Fujitsu’s tablet PCs are used by many healthcare clinicians, and all of its products support the move to electronic health records.
“For organizations that wish to improve the performance of their information, Ricoh and Fujitsu together are a powerful combination, leveraging the best in technology and talent,” commented Douglas Besselman, director of Enterprise Channel Sales for Fujitsu America. “Together, we’re helping customers overcome the most difficult challenges facing IT today.”
Ricoh IT Services include design and implementation of networks and IT infrastructure, as well as support and remediation.
Ricoh and Fujitsu have partnered since 2009, with Ricoh providing Fujitsu technologies to more than 900 customers. Ricoh is Fujitsu’s number one value-added reseller for both hardware and services, and has won the “One Capture Alliance Service Partner” for the last six years. Ricoh also operates 60 document-service centers, which are dedicated to legal-document processing. Each of these service centers are equipped with multiple Fujitsu scanners.
“Because IT services are crucial for our clients’ success, we’re investing heavily in these capabilities in all sectors, especially healthcare and education,” says Tim Vellek, senior vice president of marketing for Ricoh Americas Corporation. “This increased investment in a very strategic partnership is further manifestation of our commitment to clients and partners.”