Unisys Corporation is a worldwide information technology (“IT”) company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, the company brings together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world.
We operate in two business segments – Services and Technology. Financial information concerning the two segments can be found in Note 15, “Segment information”, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements appearing in our annual report to stockholders for the year ended December 31, 2009 (the “Unisys 2009 Annual Report to Stockholders”), and such information is incorporated herein by reference.
Principal Products and Services
Unisys brings together services and technology into solutions that solve critical problems for organizations around the world.
In the Services segment, we provide services to help our clients improve their competitiveness, security and cost efficiency. Our services include outsourcing, systems integration and consulting, infrastructure services and core maintenance.
In outsourcing, we manage customers’ data centers, computer servers and end-user computing environments as well as specific business processes, such as check processing, mortgage administration, citizen registry and cargo management.
In systems integration and consulting, we consult with clients to assess the security and cost effectiveness of their IT systems and help them design, integrate and modernize their mission-critical applications to achieve their business goals.
In infrastructure services, we provide design, warranty and support services for our customers’ IT infrastructure, including their networks, desktops, servers, and mobile and wireless systems.
In core maintenance, we provide maintenance of Unisys proprietary systems and products.
In the Technology segment, we design and develop servers and related products to help clients reduce costs and improve the efficiency of their data center environments. As a pioneer in large-scale computing, Unisys offers deep experience and rich technological capabilities in transaction-intensive, mission-critical environments. We provide a range of data center, infrastructure management and cloud computing offerings to help clients virtualize and automate their data-center environments. Product offerings include enterprise-class servers, such as the ClearPath family of servers and the ES7000 family of Intel-based servers, as well as operating system software and middleware.
To drive future growth, Unisys is focusing its resources and investments in four targeted market areas: security; data center transformation, including our server business; end user outsourcing; and applications modernization.
The primary vertical markets Unisys serves worldwide include the public sector (including the U.S. federal government), financial services and other commercial markets including communications and transportation.
We market our products and services primarily through a direct sales force. In certain foreign countries, we market primarily through distributors. Complementing our direct sales force, we make use of a select group of alliance partners to market and complement our services and product portfolio.
Unisys purchases components and supplies from a number of suppliers around the world. For certain technology products, we rely on a single or limited number of suppliers, although we make every effort to assure that alternative sources are available if the need arises. The failure of our suppliers to deliver components and supplies in sufficient quantities and in a timely manner could adversely affect our business.
Patents, Trademarks and Licenses
Unisys owns over 1,350 active U.S. patents and over 200 active patents granted in 10 non-U.S. jurisdictions. These patents cover systems and methods related to a wide variety of technologies, including, but not limited to computing systems, relational database management, information storage, device/circuit manufacture and design, imaging, data compression and document recognition/handling. We have granted licenses covering both single patents, and particular groups of patents to others. Likewise, we have active licensing agreements granting us rights under patents owned by other entities. However, our business is not materially dependent upon any single patent, patent license, or related group thereof.
Unisys also maintains over 20 U.S. trademark and service mark registrations, and over 1,600 additional trademark and service mark registrations in over 120 non-U.S. jurisdictions. These marks are valuable assets used on or in connection with our products and services, and as such are actively monitored, policed and protected by Unisys and its agents.