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NSW Department of Education and Communities Selects Fuji Xerox for Largest Managed Print Services Government Contract in Australia

Pay as You Print Optimization Program Will Provide Superior Print Infrastructure and Support Services That Will Allow Teachers to Spend More Time Teaching

SYDNEY, Australia, November 17, 2011Fuji Xerox Australia Pty Ltd., a sales company of Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., and the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC) have signed a Managed Print Services (MPS) contract to support DEC's campuses across New South Wales (NSW), Australia. The designed program, Pay as You Print Optimization, is the largest MPS contract in Fuji Xerox Australia's history, with the provision of assessments and tailored services to more than 2,200 schools in NSW over the next four years.

Over the past three years, Fuji Xerox Australia has provided multifunction devices and MPS to DEC campuses on an individual basis. The Pay as You Print Optimization program allows Fuji Xerox Australia to centrally manage all of DEC's more than 60,000 print, copy and fax devices for the department. This unique program aims to provide optimized print infrastructure and services to help streamline campus operations, empowering teachers to spend more time on education.

The company's MPS offers a total approach to deliver an end-to-end solution to manage an organization's complete printing needs. The service manages all document output devices, regardless of vendor, and provides a level of services that are scalable and flexible to meet any organizations unique needs. For NSW DEC, Fuji Xerox Australia is undertaking a current state analysis of each school that requests to be part of the program to design and implement an optimized print environment using less equipment through deploying latest Fuji Xerox devices that also reduce the environmental impact of schools' printing needs. Fuji Xerox Australia will install and manage all print devices for each participating school and proactively monitor the devices performance for a four year period.

Prior to this service, the fragmented procurement and management of DEC's devices did not leverage DEC's scale and Fuji Xerox Australia's capability to achieve greater cost efficiencies through consolidating services to a single provider. By working with Fuji Xerox Australia, DEC schools will now benefit through reduced operating costs. Further, with no upfront payment for new devices and the option for schools to include their currently owned equipment into the solution, schools will be able to use some of their funds on educational requirements.

"We are extremely proud of this historic agreement with the NSW Department of Education and Communities," said Andy Berry, executive general manager, Integrated Sales & Marketing group of Fuji Xerox Australia. "We have an well-established relationship with the department providing multifunction devices over three years and this agreement is an extension of our commitment to assist the organization in expanding its capabilities to provide first class print services to its staff and students. Fuji Xerox's high performance MPS offering and ease of delivery will ensure DEC receives the best range of hardware and services, whilst reducing its environmental footprint."
Gartner, Inc has positioned Xerox and Fuji Xerox in the Leaders Quadrant in the "Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services Worldwide" for 2011Note 1. They created the optimal print environment and enabled TCO reduction at large enterprises, educational institutions, and government agencies. As a global leader of the integrated document management outsourcing services, Fuji Xerox will continue to innovate to bring increased values to its customers.

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Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide, Ken Weilerstein, Cecile Drew, Yulan Li, October 25, 2011

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About Fuji Xerox Australia

Fuji Xerox Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific pte Ltd., Fuji Xerox's affiliate that manages businesses in Asia Pacific. The company acquired Australia's largest MPS provider, Upstream in 2010, establishing the leading position in MPS market. With awards from the United Nations and the Banksia Environmental Foundation, Fuji Xerox Australia is well recognized for its commitment to sustainability. For more information, visit www.fujixerox.com.au or www.fxasustainability.com.au open new window

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