Date Added: Nov 2009
In 1991, the Ministry Of Defence (MOD) decided to embrace email and office automation, following a CSA report in 1986 and decisions made in 1987. Properly employed, they knew these innovations would reduce costs and improve communications around the world. The answer was the Corporate Head Office technology System (CHOtS), designed, built, implemented and managed by Fujitsu (Originally within a consortium). The system supported 25,000 civilian and forces personnel and allowed an additional 70,000 MOD staff to communicate securely via its network. Access to information was domain-based, with links to MOD messaging systems. In addition, Fujitsu developed CASH, a version for the Army that supported 4,500 workstations in the UK, Germany and Northern Ireland.