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AppSense Selected as the Standard User Virtualization Solution for Fujitsu Virtual Client Services; Fujitsu Recognised as First AppSense Centre of Excellence

VCS Enables CIOs to Respond Faster to the Demands of Organisations Managing Desktop Transformation and Mobility Initiatives

NEW YORK - April 9, 2013 - AppSense, a leader in people-centric computing, today announced that the Fujitsu Global Delivery Centre in Kazan, Russia has been recognised as the first AppSense Centre of Excellence for global User Virtualization deployments. Standardising globally on AppSense User Virtualization, the Virtual Client Services (VCS) offering enables Fujitsu to provide a blended service of both physical and virtual desktops that supports anywhere, anytime, any device flexibility. VCS delivers a compelling end-user experience and reduced costs while creating the agility to meet the new trends around Consumerisation of IT and BYOD. Fujitsu VCS delivers desktop and application virtualization providing users the freedom to use any device safely and securely across corporate applications and data.

"CIOs face a changing environment with increased demands for end user services. VCS allows more flexibility for the user while providing IT with the necessary controls over corporate environments. Our partnership with AppSense allows Fujitsu to deliver a blended service focused on the user and not the underlying technology or device," said Cameron McNaught, Senior Vice President, Cloud and Strategic Solutions, International Business, Fujitsu.

Integrating standard User Virtualization practices, Fujitsu Global Delivery Centres have streamlined and established a scalable global application strategy within Fujitsu's global business. The creation of a global application store further reduces the cost and speed of delivery of desktop transformation projects. Standardisation of User Virtualization services enables Fujitsu to package an application once with the opportunity to deliver it many times.

As the first recognised AppSense Centre of Excellence, Fujitsu is demonstrating its commitment to delivering standardised services around VCS on a global basis. Fujitsu's Global Delivery Centres feature highly skilled technical specialists that are proven and certified to deliver standard AppSense services within the VCS offering. Onboarding of Certified AppSense Trainers within Fujitsu further allows the education and standardisation of the global distribution of User Virtualization knowledge across the business.

"Fujitsu understands the value of User Virtualization and has defined a global best practice approach within their business," said Nick Lowe, Vice President of Sales and General Manager of EMEA, APAC at AppSense. "We value our partnership and remain committed to supporting Fujitsu Virtual Client Services which provides a customer's IT with the necessary controls while enabling their users with seamless roaming across any device with a consistent user experience."

The Consumerisation of IT has expanded how workers define the desktop by embracing personal choices and mobility to increase productivity while requiring access to corporate information anytime, anywhere. AppSense enables organisations to implement solutions for a range of challenges including Windows 7 Migration, Desktop Optimisation, BYOD and User Rights Management. AppSense offers a family of user virtualization products including DesktopNow, MobileNow and DataNow.

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AppSense, the people-centric computing company, is a leading global software provider of user virtualization solutions that transform organisations into productive mobile workforces securely governed by IT. AppSense works with customers to reduce IT complexity and enable enterprise consumerisation with independent management of the user experience across all mobile devices and desktops. User virtualization improves the deployment, management and migration of multi-platform desktop and mobile environments. The company is headquartered in the United Kingdom with offices around the world. For more information visit www.appsense.com.

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