Global HQ: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, US Website: www.unisys.com
Global leader: Edward Coleman, chairman and CEO
Local leader: Andrew Barkla, VP and GM, Asia-Pacific
Core activity: IT services
Revenue: US$5.2 billion (FY08 ended December 31)
Key customers: ASB, Vodafone, Alliance Group, NZ IRD, Ministry of Defence, Starbucks, Cathay Pacific, NSW Police Force, Queensland Dept of Transportation and Roads, Australian Department of Defence, Beijing Airport,
Delhi International Airport
Gartner reports that the strengths of this systems integrator are in high-quality service delivery and execution, deep and enduring client relationships, brand recognition in IT services and a geographic presence in
But it also says Unisys could benefit from better marketing and that it has been a follower rather than a leader with its transition from hardware vendor to service provider.
Andrew Barkla, VP and GM, Asia-Pacific, says such issues are being addressed by CEO Edward Coleman, with Unisys focusing on fewer areas, such as homeland security, outsourcing and virtualisation.
The next step, he says, will be bringing all these together and differentiating the company through secure cloud computing. In August, the US Pentagon accepted the Stealth encryption prototype from Unisys for review as a first step that, if successful, could make it a candidate for use in secure IP-based communications across the military.
In New Zealand, Unisys extended its datacentre near Wellington, where it launched a fully converged messaging service in May. Darren Greenwood
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