Friday, July 3, 2009

IT Consultancy CSC to Resell Cloud-Based Microsoft Online Services

Expanding on its recent cloud services announcement, CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced a global agreement to resell the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite, part of Microsoft Online Services. Designed to help businesses easily and securely adopt cloud computing solutions across public, private and hybrid cloud networks, this agreement will allow customers to reduce the costs of managing and maintaining business systems and give them access to Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Office Communications Online and Microsoft Office Live Meeting.

By providing enterprise clients with the Business Productivity Online Suite and CSC Trusted Cloud Services, CSC will offer a compelling choice of private cloud customer-managed and public cloud services combined with Microsoft Online Services. CSC, a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, is one of the industry's leading consulting, systems integration and outsourcing providers and is one of a few Business Productivity Online Suite resellers. Working together globally, CSC and Microsoft Corp. expect to migrate millions of users to the Business Productivity Online Suite.

CSC will integrate Microsoft Online Services into its Trusted Cloud Services portfolio, which includes enterprise-class Cloud Orchestration Services, Trusted Cloud Services and World Class Consulting Capabilities.

"Customers will benefit from this agreement by receiving cloud services that will simplify IT management and lower operational costs," said Ron Markezich, corporate vice president of Microsoft Online. "CSC has been in the business of managed services for 50 years and brings its global expertise in security and regulatory compliance knowledge, while Microsoft brings its software-plus-services innovation, engineering capabilities and the most widely used productivity solutions in world."

"This agreement is the first of several strategic initiatives that CSC will bring to market with Microsoft," said David Booth, president of CSC's Global Sales and Marketing. "The agility and collaboration demonstrated by both companies to reach this agreement highlights the speed at which we can execute our go-to-market strategy and meet client demand."

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About CSC

CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC's advanced capabilities include systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.74 billion for the 12 months ended April 3, 2009. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

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