A newly formed ICT unit of Brazilian IT services firm Stefanini, Inspiring, has teamed up with Japanese ICT giant Fujitsu to develop cloud-computing projects. As per the agreement, Inspiring will use Fujitsu’s cloud infrastructure, particularly the Japanese firm’s software as a service (SaaS) platform.
This is the first major deal for Fujitsu after it build out its cloud business following the its acquisition of little-known French PaaS vendor RunMyProcess (RMP) and the development of a new global software center in Silicon Valley.
RunMyProcess, a member of the Cloud Alliance for Google Apps, essentially allows customers to build and deploy workflow apps in the cloud using simple drag and drop functionality.
For Stefanini, whose main services are software development and system integration, cloud may serve as a greater offering to win new customers in new business verticals. Some analysts say it is a right move at the right time. These days, an increasing number of businesses are shedding legacy information technology tools and moving to the cloud. Global sales in the public-cloud market are expected to hit $204 billion this year, up 16.5% from 2015, according to Gartner.
Fujitsu’s cloud platform is the best in class, says Stefanini, adding that companies can use the platform to migrate to cloud in less than a day without hampering their business operation. “The partnership with Stefanini Inspiring is important to us, as it is consistent with our strategy to increase participation in the cloud market,” said Antonio Carlos Guimarães, a Fujitsu executive in Brazil.
One of a few Latin American technology firms with a global footprint, Stefanini has nearly 35 delivery centers across the world, including India and Malaysia. The software maker posted $870 million in annual revenue for 2014, an increase of 11% from the previous year.