Yet another Global Player invests in Otto von Guericke University: first Fujitsu Information System Lab established at OVGU

Yet another Global Player invests in Otto von Guericke University: first Fujitsu Information System Lab established at OVGU

On September 14th in 2012, the “Fujitsu Information Systems Lab” (Fujitsu IS Lab), a laboratory for the investigation of large operational application systems, was established at the Otto von Guericke University by one of the largest IT-companies in the world. The minister for economic affairs of Saxony-Anhalt, Professor Birgitta Wolff, attended the establishment at the University Competence Center SAP of the Otto von Guericke University, which is the largest SAP University Competence Center in the world.  The Fujitsu Information Systems Lab is supposed to enable business data processing specialists to research and to advance so-called “Very Large Business Applications” (VLBA) in cooperation with the Fujitsu IT-specialists.

VLBA are very large business applications which support, optimize and organize the business processes of large, globally acting enterprises. Parts of those operational sequences are, for example, ordering systems, acquisition, dispatch handling, accounting and debt collection.

In addition to the junior scientists employed at the Fujitsu IS Lab, students will be involved in the research within the framework of their Master- or Bachelor-thesis or through required internships. Through their work, the students will get the opportunity to enrich their academic studies with practical relevance.

“Through this symbiosis of research, education and application, which is unique in the world, the University and Fujitsu have the opportunity to put into practice the most recent research results of Business Informatics. This approach also involves positive impacts for research and teaching”, says Klaus Turowski, professor of Business Informatics at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg and director of the Magdeburg Research and Competence Cluster MRCC.

  “We expect new, innovative impulses for the development and the operation of our system landscapes. The combination of leading research and the largest SAP University Competence Center in the world make the MRCC and Magdeburg as a location the perfect partners for this project”, says Benno Zollner, CIO International Business at Fujitsu.

“Currently, Saxony-Anhalt is the only German state with a department for science and economy. Under these circumstances I am especially happy that with the Fujitsu IS Lab, another globally leading enterprise invests in the industrial location of Saxony-Anhalt. The UCC, for example, has been showing for ten years how profitable such a cooperation of science and economy can be for both sides”, says Professor Birgitta Wolff, the minister for economics and science of Saxony-Anhalt.

 About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese provider of information- and ICT-based business solutions and offers a broad range of technology products, -solutions and –services. The enterprise has more than 170.000 employees and supports clients in more than 100 countries. Fujitsu uses its ICT expertise in order to shape the future of society in cooperation with its clients. In the fiscal year 2011 (until 31st March 2012), Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, achieved a consolidated annual turnover of 4.5 trillion Yen (54 billion US-dollars).

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