Fujitsu: Beyond Big Iron

It aims to become a world leader in computer services

Naoyuki Akikusa, Fujitsu's new president, made his mark as a troubleshooter. When an earthquake devastated Fujitsu's regional office in central Kobe one January morning in 1995, Akikusa, then the manager for western Japan, quickly took charge. By the end of the first day, he had drafted plans for restoring clients' computer systems. He also located an alternate office to take over Kobe operations, long before the government organized its own disaster response.

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