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FSC turns to online community for innovation

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Fujitsu Siemens Computers is holding an online innovation contest focusing on ‘IT Services for Tomorrow’s Data Centre’. The contest, ending on 6 June 2008, will address issues of strategic business importance to users, helping the company anticipate which services will be required in the future. 

The aim is to bring together ideas from interested users, developers, consultants and computer scientists – regardless of how much experience they have – in an original and exciting manner to inspire as many innovations as possible.
Richard Schlauri, executive vice-president: Infrastructure Services at Fujitsu Siemens Computers and sponsor of this contest, explains: "We see this Innovation Contest not as a one-time initiative, but as an ongoing contribution to our innovation philosophy."
The initial stage of the contest consists of peer evaluation, meaning that participants have the opportunity to interact and evaluate the ideas of others in the innovation community before the final evaluation is made by a team of experts at Fujitsu Siemens Computers.
Once all the contributions have been judged, the experts will award prizes to the best ideas, the lucky person who takes first prize receiving €5 000  in cash, with runners-up getting Lifebook computers.
Joseph Reger, chief technology officer at Fujitsu Siemens Computers, states: “Innovation is our heritage, our daily business and our future success. With the Innovation Contest everyone has the chance to shape the future of this industry.”