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CSC straddles clouds with ServiceMesh gobble

The worst thing about the cloud for users tends to be the built-in policy tools that are either very expensive or too broad in scope to fit the peculiarities of any one organization. So providers of private and public clouds have been busily buying up firms that make it easier to layer a specific set of rules and allocations …
Jack Clark, 31 Oct 2013
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Hundreds of UK CSC staff face chop, told to train Indian replacements

Computer Science Corporation (CSC) workers heading for the chopping block in Britain have been asked to train their replacements in India and the Czech Republic. Some 750 staff in the UK have been threatened with redundancy under the IT giant's global workforce shakeup, and roughly 200 roles will be moved offshore. CSC - …
Paul Kunert, 02 Aug 2013

CSC enslaves Infochimps to create army of big data monkeymen

In an announcement so garbled that our Big Data Translator had to be coated in Hadoop-based lubricant to spew out some sense, analytics company Infochimps has been acquired by outsourcer-extraordinaire CSC. The data-analytics company announced it had been acquired on Tuesday alongside CSC's earnings, during which CSC reported a …
Jack Clark, 07 Aug 2013

CSC boss post-NHS IT flop, Ford CEO 'pitched' as the next Steve Ballmer

Three top Microsoft shareholders have apparently recommended the CEOs of car-maker Ford and IT giant CSC as possible replacements for chief exec Steve Ballmer - because both bosses are in the middle of trying to turn around their companies' fortunes. It's claimed the three investors want the Microsoft board to consider Ford …
Gavin Clarke, 10 Sep 2013

No M&S vouchers for CSC staff as awards scrapped to save costs

Cash strapped CSC is scrapping the Recognising Excellence (RE) award for its top workers as it looks towards another year of austerity. The RE was based on a token system which awarded successful contenders £25, £50 or as much as £100 - those lucky staffers - which could be traded in for M&S, John Lewis and other store vouchers …
Paul Kunert, 07 Mar 2013
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CSC pockets £68m in truce over NHS patient database fiasco

CSC and the UK government have reached a truce over the company's central patient database cock-up: both sides have agreed to a more flexible contract until 2016 and to shelve any potential litigation. The corporation and the Department of Health (DoH) have been at the negotiating table for months now over the bungled delivery …
Paul Kunert, 05 Sep 2012
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CSC axes doctor support software in the UK

CSC has finally confirmed it is pulling its GP support products from the primary care market. The company is dropping its iSoft products, including Synergy, Premiere and Ganymede, after they run through their existing contracts. CSC will support the gear until the end of October next year for practices in England and Northern …

CSC pops its cork after slashing costs faster than expected

The CEO at lumbering integrator CSC says its turnaround strategy is ahead of schedule despite a sales blemish on an otherwise improved set of fiscal Q2 numbers. Revenues for the three months ended 28 September dipped 2.8 per cent year-on-year to $3.85bn (£2.41bn) with declines posted across its three operating units. The sales …
Paul Kunert, 07 Nov 2012
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TfL tosses another $33m at CSC

Transport for London (TfL) has extended its outsourcing agreement with CSC. The extension, worth $33m, adds 27 months to the length of the original contract. Under the agreement, CSC will continue to provide TfL with IT services such as service desk, desktop support and delivery of real-time customer information at a number of …

NHS IT blunder biz CSC wilts as profit bleeds, costs staunched

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), which bungled building a central patient database for the NHS, suffered a 78 per cent drop in profits year-on-year in its last quarter. CSC reported a net income of $42m for Q1 of fiscal year 2013 [PDF], down from $185m banked in the same period last year. Revenue stayed roughly the same as …
Anna Leach, 10 Aug 2012

CSC bundles NHS IT fiasco staff out the door

CSC has binned about 100 workers involved in the disastrous National Programme for IT in the first wave of planned redundancies – with another 200 heads leaving voluntarily, company insiders have claimed. Altogether 500 techies – 30 per cent of those working on the botched NHS system – were put at risk of redundancy back in …
Paul Kunert, 09 Jul 2012

CSC UK touts jobs at RIVALS to techies facing chop

Outsourcing biz CSC has allowed rivals to advertise job vacancies on its intranet as hundreds of workers face redundancy. In February the integrator wrote off nearly $1.5bn in the fallout of the NHS IT fiasco and threatened to axe 500 techies working on its project to provide electronic patient records. A 90-day consultation …
Paul Kunert, 13 Jun 2012

CSC UK waves ta-ta to axed staff, sharpens axe for next round

CSC UK has concluded the 90-day consultation period for workers at risk of redundancy with roughly two thirds of staffers heading for the door voluntarily, insiders claim. Sources reckon that of 640 peeps CSC included in the cost-cutting programme back in February, 330 are leaving the firm and about 220 of those are willingly …
Paul Kunert, 13 Aug 2012
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HP loses MoD payroll and pensions deal to CSC

HP has lost the contract to supply pay, HR and pensions administration to the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA) for the UK armed forces. "HP will work to ensure a seamless transition of activities to the successful bidder, ensuring no loss of service to the thousands of people who depend on the service," HP said in a …
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CSC's iSoft takeover cleared

The European Commission has cleared CSC's takeover of iSoft - the key NHS supplier. Aussie health provider iSoft has had a chequered past - it was bailed out with £82m of taxpayer cash, removed a co-founder, and is still going through a Financial Services Authority probe which led to four former directors facing criminal charges …
John Oates, 21 Jun 2011
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Government close to reduced NHS IT deal with CSC

The Department of Health has said it has reached the closing stages of negotiations with CSC, one of the two local service providers to the NHS National Programme for IT, over a new memorandum of understanding covering its future work for the health service. The deal looks set to cut CSC's income from the NHS. The firm has …
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CSC locked out of new NHS contracts

Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday CSC had been suspended from new NHS contracts while the future of the £4.7bn patient record programme is assessed. Tory MP for Norfolk Richard Bacon said the NHS IT programme "will never deliver on its early promise, that in particular CSC has failed with Lorenzo and that, rather than …
John Oates, 12 May 2011
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Oracle, Dell, CSC, Xerox, Symantec accused of paying ZERO UK tax

Tech giants Oracle, Xerox, Dell, CSC and Symantec paid no corporate tax in the UK last year despite pocketing nearly £500m from public-sector IT contracts, it was claimed last night. According to a study undertaken by Charlie Elphicke, Conservative MP for Dover, the five US behemoths banked taxpayers' cash and had a combined UK …
Paul Kunert, 08 Jan 2013
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CSC faces lockout over Indian 'slave' row

CSC Denmark is facing angry union action over the company's use of temporary Indian workers paid a fraction of normal Danish wages. CSC has had to warn customers of a possible lockout of union workers - about a third of its staff are Prosa members. Some 120 CSC staff have returned building passes and laptops to the company while …
John Oates, 09 Feb 2011
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CSC cost-cutting spreads to Europe

CSC staff in the US have been forced to take a compulsory, temporary pay cut, and now staff in Europe are being told they must take five days leave before 1 April to help the company hit its targets for the financial quarter. In an internal email – seen by the Register – Andy Williams, CSC's president and CEO, wrote: "We are …
John Oates, 28 Jan 2011
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Pay and holidays trimmed for CSC outsourcers

Thousands of workers at IT services firm CSC have been given a temporary pay cut and asked to cash in their holidays, as customers hold back on spending. Approximately 6,800 employees at CSC's Americas' Outsourcing group were told by email on January 18 that their pay is being reduced as a "temporary measure" thanks to " …
Gavin Clarke, 22 Jan 2011
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Total cost of that axed NHS IT FIASCO to taxpayers: £10.1bn

The shambolic nationwide NHS patient record computer system, abandoned by Whitehall in 2011, will ultimately cost UK taxpayers a staggering £10.1bn. US-headquartered Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), alongside UK telecoms giant BT, failed to fully implement the massive project, sparking widespread derision before the plug was …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Aug 2013
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CSC freezes UK pay

CSC will freeze pay for all UK staff this year in a bid to survive the recession, managers have been told. It's the latest in a series of cost-cutting measures for the outsourcing firm, which have included compulsory unpaid leave, Christmas bonuses being replaced with a mince pie and extensive job cuts. Pay was also frozen in …
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CSC shuts final salary pension scheme

CSC UK has followed rivals IBM and Fujitsu Services in shutting down its final salary pension scheme, claiming it would jeopardise the future of the business to continue the benefit. In an company-wide email, operations chief Kevin Brown said the scheme will close on 1 April next year. The move is the latest in a series of cost- …
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MPs: This paperless health service plan isn't worth the paper it isn't written on

MPs doubt that the Health Secretary's plans to make the NHS paperless by 2018 will be on time and budget, based on Whitehall's shambolic handling of the abandoned electronic health care record system. The widely derided National Programme for IT (NPfIT) was first signed off by ministers in 2002 under the previous Labour …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Sep 2013

Cornwall chokes on £300m local gov deal with IT kingpins

Cornwall Council has stalled a £300m ten-year deal to outsource its call centres and other IT systems to the private sector. The county's councillors voted 93-0, with seven abstentions, to put the brakes on the contract, snubbing BT and CSC which had each put in bids for the huge cash pot. The move came after 6,000 people signed …
Anna Leach, 26 Oct 2012

HP UK boss sent down ... under (yes, he's going to Australia)

Centuries after some of Britain's less-law-abiding sorts started settling in Australia, the good folk down under are ready to welcome another Pom to their ranks. HP UK and Ireland boss Nick Wilson is set to emigrate. Staff were today told that Wilson is leaving for pastures new and from 1 November will be HP's general manager of …
Paul Kunert, 16 Sep 2013
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Microsoft CEO shortlist down to EIGHT ... appropriately enough, perhaps

Microsoft's search committee has reportedly drawn up a shortlist of eight candidates to replace Steve Ballmer. Reuters reports the list includes three internal candidates: prodigal returner Stephen Elop, former Skype leader Tony Bates and cloud and enterprise supremo Satya Nadella. The one outsider Reuters mentions as having …
Simon Sharwood, 06 Nov 2013
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CSC orders staff home in cost-cutting shutdown

Outsourcing firm CSC has joined other IT giants by ordering staff to take extra holiday over Christmas in a bid to cut costs. Managers in CSC's Global Outsourcing Services (GOS) division have been told to identify critical areas that need to be staffed by a skeleton crew during the festive period, according to an internal email …
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iSoft sets lawyers on CSC

iSoft said today it has started legal action over CSC's refusal to consent to its takeover by Aussie health provider IBA Health. CSC, as the main contractor installing iSoft's products, had the right to object to management changes at iSoft, but iSoft believes its objections are unreasonable. The company said CSC agreed in …
John Oates, 04 Jun 2007
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CSC opens gate to iSoft takeover

CSC is no longer blocking the takeover of iSoft by Aussie firm IBA Health. CSC is the main contractor using iSoft's products and therefore had a right to object to management changes. iSoft is struggling with an investigation into alleged accountancy problems, which was making its financial backers nervous. The takeover by IBA …
John Oates, 18 Jun 2007

CSC announces another round of UK job cuts

CSC is shifting more UK jobs offshore in an effort to control costs. The latest round of redundancies will hit the Global Infrastructure Services (GIS) department. Initially, voluntary redundancies will be offered but compulsory job losses are likely if not enough volunteers are found. The company hopes to have the process …
John Oates, 23 Oct 2007
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CSC cans project leaders

Yet more redundancies are on the way at CSC UK, managers learned on Monday. The outsourcing firm announced it would be making more compulsory cutbacks in a conference call. Senior bosses refused to confirm how many would be for the chop, saying they had not yet decided. Global execs said in a statement that the knife would fall …
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CSC throws mince pies at diminishing workforce

Outsourcing firm CSC has sprinkled a little bit of Christmas cheer on its thinning UK workforce by sending a mince pie to each of its employees. A source told The Register that "CSC has really gone overboard with a xmas bonus scheme this year". The company, which in recent months has slashed hundreds of jobs, told its staff …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Dec 2007

Office 365 reaches for the sky with 80,000 seat FAA win

Troubled IT contractor Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has won a $91m contract to provide 80,000 employees in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and US Department of Transportation (DOT) with Office 365. The contract is for one base year's operation for 60,000 FAA staff and 20,000 at the DOT, with an option for six …
Iain Thomson, 08 Jun 2012
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CSC details iSoft objections

CSC insists its blocking of the takeover of key health provider iSoft is in the best interests of the "successful delivery of the NHS National Programme for IT". The company says it carried out due diligence on the impact of IBA's takeover of iSoft on the National Programme for IT (NPfIT) and decided to vote against the plan. …
John Oates, 30 May 2007

Every man, woman and child in the UK paid HP £21 last year

The government spends billions of pounds on IT every year. While individual projects often make the news when investigated by auditors and select committees, the overall picture is less well-known. But it IS big business – both because of how much is spent, but also because just a few big businesses suck up very large amounts of …
SA Mathieson, 12 Nov 2013
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Why does CSC want to stop the rescue of iSoft?

iSoft and IBA Health, the Aussie firm which has offered to bail out iSoft, have issued a joint statement suggesting they may take legal action against CSC's blocking of the deal. The rescue bid was approved by iSoft's board of directors in mid-May and offered both a takeover and refinancing package. But earlier this week CSC …
John Oates, 01 Jun 2007
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NHS IT boss tells iSoft and CSC to sort it out

Richard Granger, the director general of NHS IT, is warning iSoft and CSC that if they don't sort out their differences he will consider ripping up contracts and finding alternative suppliers. Regardless of how possible this would be, the comments will increase pressure on the two to get talks settled quickly. iSoft has put …
John Oates, 07 Jun 2007
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CSC to slash hundreds of jobs

Up to 300 UK staff at outsourcing colossus CSC face the sack on Monday, as the firm ramps up a programme of brutal cutbacks. Sources say compulsory redundancy notices, part of a company-wide restructuring, will be handed out across Regional and Global Operations, Global Solutions & Technology, Global Security Services, and …
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Network Rail axes hundreds of tech suppliers

Network Fail Rail has canned more than 260 IT suppliers after wrapping up all its tech requirements in a single framework with five hefty integrators. Places within the agreement were handed to Accenture, BAE Systems Detica, Cognizant, CSC and TCS, allowing them to bid for contracts as they are tendered. Network Rail operates …
Paul Kunert, 06 Jun 2013
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Pasty munchers scoff at £300m council deal with comms kingpins

Cornwall Council says it remains committed to a £300m strategic partnership proposal with either BT or CSC that it insists will help it protect frontline services and reduce costs by at least £5m a year. It follows a council debate earlier this week at which the partnership plans were criticised by elected councillors. Now, the …
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Microsoft rallies channel troops: Sell, sell, sell our spanking new 'Cloud OS'

Microsoft has flexed its on-premises software expertise and armed 25 IT service providers with Redmond technology – so they can snatch back customers lured by siren calls emanating from Amazon Web Services. The new "Cloud OS Network" involves Microsoft dispersing its "Cloud OS" technology among a slew of resellers, distributors …
Jack Clark, 12 Dec 2013
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Sears sacks CSC

US retailer Sears Roebuck has pulled out of ten-year IT services agreement with CSC claiming the company is in breach of its contract. In a filing with the SEC, Sears said it was ending its contract with CSC “due to CSC's failure to perform certain of its obligations”. The contract was signed in June 2004 and gave CSC …
John Oates, 18 May 2005
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Lockheed pulls out of CSC buy

Defence contractor Lockheed Martin is pulling out of discussions which could have led to it buying Computer Science Corporation (CSC). The defence supplier was leading a posse of private investors including Blackstone Group, Texas Pacific Group and Warbug Pincus. The original claim was that Lockheed would pick up the government …
John Oates, 21 Nov 2005
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CSC prepares for takeover bids

The board of CSC are mulling approaches for a sell off. A restructuring plan was also announced, with 5,000 jobs set to be shed, mostly in Europe. Shares in the IT services company rose more than four and a half per cent on the news. CEO Van B Honeycutt said: "For some time it has been apparent to us, and to other companies in …
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Taxpayers to cough more for multi-billion pound failed NHS IT project

A contract extension costing the taxpayer up to £2bn has reportedly been granted to Computer Sciences Corporation, even though the botched NHS IT project the American company had been working on was axed by the health secretary in September. According to a story in The Times (behind paywall) this morning, CSC has cheerily told …
Kelly Fiveash, 08 Dec 2011
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HP gives CSC the eye

Potential buyers are sniffing around Computer Sciences Corp after taking a festive break, according to reports. Blackstone Group, the same private investor that was involved in Lockheed's abortive bid for the services giant in November, is at it again. This time it appears that HP has been roped in to lead the bid. Or it may …
Mark Ballard, 06 Jan 2006
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CSC shares leap on takeover talk

CSC shares jumped more than $8 yesterday on rumours that the company could be in line for a massive takeover. Shares closed at $58 after floating at around $50 for most of the year. Lockheed Martin is leading a group of investors who will pay up to $12bn for the services company. The group is offering between $64 and $65 a …
John Oates, 02 Nov 2005
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CSC eyes NPfIT cluster

A director of Computer Science Corporation (CSC) has confirmed the company's interest in taking over another region of England's NHS National Programme for IT (NPfIT). The systems integrator has confirmed it will compete for the north east and eastern cluster for the programme should IT consultants Accenture withdraw from its …
Kablenet, 12 Sep 2006

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