Document and Entity Information
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2011
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]  
Document Type 10-Q
Amendment Flag false
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2011
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3
Entity Registrant Name UNISYS CORP
Entity Central Index Key 0000746838
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 43,337,841