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Financial figures consistency[edit]

Let's try to keep Fujitsu's financial figures consistent. Remember, Fujitsu Limited is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and therefore its revenue figures should be in JPY. Ethanmandel (talk) 18:53, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Major competitors?[edit]

There's no citation for the claim in the second paragraph that "Internationally, Fujitsu considers IBM to be its main competitor. Its historic domestic rival is NEC." I don't think this is true, either, considering that Fujitsu is also behind HP and Dell in the IT provider field. Ethanmandel (talk) 18:49, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Unusual business practices[edit]

I read somewhere that Fujitsu has some quite unusual buisness practices. Supposedly its quite the company in Japan. I went looking for books about the company but havent found anything. I'd be interested in atypical buisness practices of the company.

Fujitsu Acquires Rapidigm Inc.[edit]

Feb 2006: Fujitsu's consulting arm acquires Rapdidigm Inc, USA to expand its IT services and consulting base.

Infinity symbol[edit]

December 2007: still features the infinity symbol and the "The possibilities are infinite" slogan. Was it really "dropped" in Nov 2006? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:37, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

That was my first thought too. Can't see the infinity-less logo anyway; it's certainly on my new Fujitsu Siemens computer... Have dropped line from page. LaFoiblesse (talk) 16:02, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
Also: "This smaller logo, similar to a sideways figure eight, represents the symbol for infinity." Does it represent the symbol for infinity, or is it simply the symbol for infinity? LaFoiblesse(talk) 19:58 2008-06-08 (GMT)

Is the symbol about bananas or is that vandalism? (talk) 18:15, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

The Infinity symbol (and slogan) are still in use as an official company slogan/logo as per the global Fujitsu Website and Fujitsu UK website. The comments about banana's was vandalism (and was removed a while back) Mrchinchin25 (talk) 12:40, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Fujitsu per Country[edit]

I think that there should be subsections per country - such as CEO's of Fujitsu in that Country. The part about australian spokesperson seems oddly out of place in the grand article. Any suggestions? Jwoodger (talk) 14:54, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Moved: "In popular culture" section[edit]

The following information was removed as it is not relevant to the article except in a very peripheral sense. It is best included in the articles for each respective topic.

In the movie Back to the Future Part II, in a fictional future, in 2015 most companies are Japanese-owned. In 2015, Marty's employer is Cusco, and he is fired by company owner Ito Fujitsu, who the characters had nicknamed "The Jits". When the film was shown in Japan, audiences did not understand the joke since Fujitsu is not a person's name, it is only a company name; therefore this was the Japanese equivalent to Marty being fired by "Mr. General Motors". [1]
In the video game Street Fighter Alpha 2, Rolento's stage features a large billboard of a woman in a green bikini holding the keyboard and monitor of a Fujitsu computer.
In the movie Scary Movie 4 there is dialogue between Cindy and the ghost boy. The parody has them speaking in Japanese, but in reality they are just using Japanese brand names, and other popular Japanese terms. The scene ends with Cindy yelling "Fujitsu" while telling the ghost boy to "wait."[2]

armagebedar (talk) 03:41, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Pun in the name Fujitsu[edit]

As the article correctly points out, the name Fujitsu derives from shortening Fuji Tsūshinki Seizō. However, there is also a pun in the name. The katakana character tsu is the closest Japanese sound to the German pronunciation of the S in Siemens, so Fujitsu could therefore be regarded as being "Fuji S" - a nod to the fact that Siemens was involved in the founding of Fujitsu. At least, this is what visitors to company briefings at the Numazu plant were told in the 1980s/1990s.Lazyzee (talk) 17:20, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

Close, but not quite. The ji in Fuji comes from Siemens, not tsu. See History section of Fuji Electric. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dkoper (talkcontribs) 09:54, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Fujitsu Consulting[edit]

The treatment of Fujitsu Consulting is a bit simplistic.

My recollection is that DMR Consulting was actually purchased by Amdahl Corporation (which was at the time 50% owned by Fujitsu). Amdahl merged its services business with DMR and operated the combined operations as DMR (capitalizing on DMR's successful consulting brand which gave it an aura of manufacturer independence). Later, when Amdahl decided not to invest in matching the next generation of IBM Mainframes Fujitsu aquired the remaining 50% of Amdahl - much of that side of the business became part of Fujitsu Services. Fujitsu (now owning all of DMR)then rebranded DMR as Fujitsu Consulting about the same time - a fairly bad move that did not play well in the market and coincided with internal in-fighting arising from the aquisition and merger of Trecom in the USA. Fujitsu Consulting still continues to use the DMR branding in Quebec, Canada today (which plays well in the local market...). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Spold99 (talkcontribs) 21:01, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

  1. ^ Commentary about the making of the film is included on the 3 DVD set Back to the Future I, II, III.
  2. ^ Article about Scary Movie 4