Fusion Systems History
In June, 1992, Michael Alfant founded Fusion Systems Japan and he set out with a mission to deliver a level of systems consulting services in Japan that was unique only to financial institutions in New York and London. The emergence of Client-Server architectures, RDBMS, and vastly improved time-to-market solutions popular on UNIX platforms were the domains that Michael was himself knowledgeable and that he could deliver immediate value to his clients.
Prior to 1992 Mike Alfant set out to assemble a team of engineering experts that could duplicate the level of knowledge necessary to compete in the global markets and at the same time understand the local markets, cultures and distinctive nature of the issues that were important to multinational corporations conducting operations within Japan and the domestic counterparts. The team quickly established strong alliances with Japanese bluechip corporations like Itoh Chu Techno-Science (CTC), Nomura Research Institute (NRI), NTT Data, and global players including Sun Microsystems and Sybase to establish the credibility necessary within Tokyo and to broaden the exposure of the systems solutions they were proposing.
Early success in multiple industries delivered rapid growth. In the more than seven years that the first Fusion Systems Japan was in existence it grew from one man's vision to a company of more than 150 consulting professionals. By the time the company was acquired in a 1999 M&A transaction it had conducted business operations throughout Asia and Europe, had opened an office in Boston, MA, and had successfully launched a series of products and solutions which was centered around the Investment Banking solution FOX (Fusion Order & eXecution).
Following the acquisition the team expanded into broader facets of IT consulting and systems development, including establishment of an IT investments firm and other IT-related entrepreneurial ventures.
In early 2005 a decision was made to re-establish Fusion Systems, presenting itself to serve a larger Asia-Pacific community. With the establishment of operational offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo, Fusion Systems is even better positioned to serve a broader client base across multiple vertical industries with varying levels of service from high level business process consulting to software development and infrastructure design and implementation.