CSC employees help mentor next generation cyber experts at fifth Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

by Editor 3/16/2010 7:34:00 PM

CSC will provide judges and support staff for teams competing in the 5th Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC), March 11-13, 2010. Pitting college students against hackers trying to disrupt and compromise their networks, the competition is unique in its focus on the operational aspects of managing and protecting an existing network infrastructure. Student teams are scored on their ability to detect and respond to outside threats, maintain availability of existing services (e.g., e-mail servers), respond to business requests (e.g., add user accounts), and balance security needs against business needs.

CSC will provide cyber subject matter experts as judges for the event to ensure team compliance with the rules and handle tasks such as scoring scripted business events during the competition. In addition, CSC employees will champion each of the five regional finalist teams during the pre-competition phase and observe and support their chosen team during the three-day event.

“CSC is dedicated to developing cutting-edge, long-term solutions to the evolving cyber threat environment, and an important component of these efforts is the development of next generation cybersecurity curricula and workforce,” said James Menendez, vice president of CSC’s Global Security Solutions. “We know that supporting the CCDC and all of the CyberWatch activities is one important way we can help pursue these goals for ourselves and our nation.”

CSC’s active participation as an industry member of our Advisory Board is a real help to the mission of CyberWatch. As a leading provider of cybersecurity services to government and industry, CSC’s commitment to the long-term development of a viable work force and their support of academic institutions are essential to the government’s ongoing ability to protect our national security,” said Dr. Robert J. Spear, director of the CyberWatch Center, which hosts the Mid-Atlantic event. “We’re thankful for all of the efforts of our Advisory Board members from industry, and especially for CSC’s contributions and leadership in this year’s CCDC. We wish all participants the best of luck for the upcoming competition.

Five winning teams from the preliminary regional competition, conducted remotely during January and February of this year, will participate in the Mid-Atlantic CCDC: Towson University, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Asheville-Buncombe Technical College, Community College of Baltimore County and Millersville University.

The winner of the Mid-Atlantic CCDC will move on to represent the region in the national CCDC, April 16-18, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas. For more information about the competition, visit www.midatlanticccdc.org.

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CSC to buy BearingPoint’s Brazilian consulting and systems integration unit

by Editor 7/14/2009 4:02:00 PM
Consulting firm BearingPoint, which filed for bankruptcy protection in February and sold its North American commercial services unit to PricewaterhouseCoopers last month, has now made an agreement to sell another one of its assets.

IT services firm Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) announced on Friday that it has made a deal to buy BearingPoint's Brazilian business unit, which employs 550 people specializing in consulting and systems integration services. The unit has offices in Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. The deal is subject to approval by the bankruptcy court and is expected to be completed by the end of the month.

CSC Chairman, President and CEO Michael W. Laphen said: "We will establish a meaningful foothold in one of the world's largest emerging markets, add capabilities that extend and complement our own and position CSC for increased success both internationally and domestically."

This is the latest asset sale for BearingPoint in recent months. In May, Deloitte completed the acquisition of the consulting firm's public services unit in North America for $350 million. On Wednesday, IT services firm Keane Inc. said it had reached an agreement to acquire assets from BearingPoint's North American public services unit.

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Global IT services revenue up 8.2 percent in 2008 – Gartner

by Editor 6/12/2009 10:50:00 AM
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The latest study from information technology consulting firm Gartner, Inc. shows that global IT services revenue rose 8.2 percent in 2008, to $806 billion, from $745 billion in 2007. IBM remains the worldwide market leader, with 7.3 percent of the global market share, followed by HP (4.8 percent), Accenture (2.9 percent), Fujitsu (2.5 percent), and CSC (2.1 percent).

Kathryn Hale, research vice president for Gartner’s worldwide IT services group, says: “Vendors had six to eight months of ‘business as usual’ in 2008 and then approximately four months encountering the beginning of the global economic downturn, featuring widespread cost restrictions and cost reductions. The only two segments of the market that grew less than forecast were IT management and process management. This is particularly surprising, because in economic hard times the potential cost savings from outsourcing usually keeps this market segment buoyant. However, apparently buyer hesitation to commit to the long-term requirements of outsourcing agreements took precedence in 2008.”

The full report - “Market Share: IT Services, Worldwide Rankings, 2008.” – is available on Gartner’s site

Worldwide IT Services Vendors by Revenue in 2008 (Millions of U.S. Dollars)

IBM – 58,891

HP – 38,584

Accenture – 23,732

Fujitsu – 20,432

CSC – 17,112

Others – 647,172

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CSC wins 10-year IT contract from UK Identity and Passport Service

by Editor 4/7/2009 4:50:00 PM
Global IT services leader CSC has been awarded a 10-year managed information technology contract from the UK’s Identity and Passport Service. The deal is worth $570 million.

CSC will be responsible for upgrading the application and enrollment system for IPS, the agency of the Home Office that issues passports and ID cards to UK residents. The additions include the ability for customers to apply online, improved background checking, a new system for reporting lost and stolen passports and ID cards, customer support for updating personal data and new IT and telephony systems.

Nick Wilson, president of CSC’s operations in the UK, said: "CSC is pleased to be appointed by the UK government to provide services and expertise for this major program. We look forward to applying our extensive global experience in identity management and critical programs of this nature, and building on our track record of success in supporting citizen-centric services for governments worldwide."

"The British passport is already one of the most secure in the world, and it is vital we maintain that strength by moving with the rest of the international community," said James Hall, chief executive of the Identity and Passport Service. "CSC has shown it is superbly placed to deliver this contract and we are delighted they are working with us."

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IT consulting firm takes leadership role in Climate Savers Computing Initiative

by Editor 12/5/2008 9:14:00 AM
CSC today announced its board-level membership of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative, a non-profit organization formed to reduce the energy consumption of computers. The company also announced the appointment of John Glowacki, CSC's chief technology officer, to the Initiative's board of directors.

The Climate Savers Computing Initiative's goal is to promote the development, deployment and adoption of smart technologies that can both improve the efficiency of a computer's power delivery and reduce the energy consumed when the computer is in an inactive state. By 2010, the group seeks to reduce global CO2 emissions from the operation of computers by 54 million tons per year, a 50 percent reduction in power consumption by computers.

As participants in the Initiative, computer and component manufacturers commit to producing products that meet specified power-efficiency targets, and corporate participants commit to purchasing power-efficient computing products and adopting policies and practices to increase power efficiency throughout their organizations.

"As a leading global consulting, systems integration and outsourcing company, CSC will bring valuable experience and perspective to the board," said Pat Tiernan, executive director of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative. "Through CSC's deep relationships and understanding of its customers, we hope to strengthen our reach and influence among users of information technology and, ultimately, reduce their power consumption and CO2 emissions."

"With 91,000 employees of our own and significant purchasing power, we have the opportunity to play a major role in the advancement of this important goal," said David McCue, CSC's chief information officer. "Taking a leadership position in Climate Savers Computing is a natural next step in CSC's green agenda, which includes internal efforts and energy-saving solutions like desktop virtualization for our clients but also extends to research programs conducted by our Leading Edge Forum."

Part of CSC's Office of Innovation, the Leading Edge Forum provides clients with access to a powerful knowledge base and global network of innovative thought leaders who engage technology and business executives on the current and future role of information technology. Focusing on the practical use of technology, the LEF offers a CSC point of view on technology trends to help clients understand what will happen in the future and how to benefit from change.

About the Climate Savers Computing Initiative

The Climate Savers Computing Initiative is a nonprofit group of eco-conscious consumers, businesses and conservation organizations dedicated to cutting the energy consumption of computers in half. More than 300 companies and organizations have joined the Initiative since its launch in June 2007, and thousands of individuals have pledged their support. The Initiative is led by CSC, Dell, Google, HP, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft and the World Wildlife Fund. Sponsors include Acer, AMD, Delta Electronics, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Intuit, Lite-On, NEC, Sun and Supermicro. For more information about the Initiative and to pledge your support, visit http://www.climatesaverscomputing.org

About CSC

CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions & Services, Global Outsourcing Services 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 91,000 employees and reported revenue of $17.3 billion for the 12 months ended Oct. 3, 2008. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.csc.com

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CSC plans to hire 2,000 professionals within six months

by Editor 10/17/2008 4:34:00 PM
CSC, a leading IT services company, has announced plans to employ 2,000 people for its operations in India over the next six months. The decision to recruit so many new people is a result of the growing demand for IT services in verticals such as manufacturing and financial services, especially banking and insurance. 

CSC currently employs about 18,500 professionals in India. The company’s chairman, president and CEO Michael W. Laphen says: “India is CSC’s largest world sourcing location outside the US, and an important part of the company’s global success.”

CSC India president Rajendra B. Vattikuti has announced plans to target companies, especially those in healthcare and financial services, that are planning to open offices in India and partner up with local companies to tap the market. "The India market is very small as of now, but we see opportunities in financial services, telecom and government verticals," says Vattikuti.

CSC currently employs about 90,000 people worldwide and has reported revenue of $17.1 billion for the year ended July 2008.

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CSC to launch first branding campaign

by Editor 9/8/2008 3:37:00 PM
Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) will launch the very first branding campaign in the 50 years of its existence as a way of acknowledging the necessity of widening the scope of its services and stepping outside the boundaries of providing information technology services to the public sector, and into consulting and software development, areas witnessing more rapid growth.

The campaign will include a new company logo and initials CSC as the company’s official name. This is a major change of strategy for a business that has so far kept a rather low profile, mainly because its primary clients were the government and military.

David Booth, CSC’s president of global sales and marketing, said: “One of the things that became obvious to us is that people saw us in a one-dimensional light. People think of CSC as a company that sells to the federal government or as an outsourcer.”

In March, CSC said that the revenue from the public sector in North America rose 1.1 percent, while commercial revenue rose 19 percent. IT services projects worth $350 million or more still account for a half of the total IT services market, while midsize and smaller markets, on the other hand, are growing faster and usually offer better margins, Booth explained.

CSC’s rebranding campaign is aimed at building a stronger profile with smaller and corporate clients.

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Legal technology experts join Interact 2008 to discuss agile technology strategies for new and evolving business processes

by Editor 7/7/2008 11:15:00 AM
Mitratech, a leading provider of software solutions for organizations to manage legal, compliance, and security risks, today announced that a panel of legal technology experts will lead the session titled, "Avoiding the Technology RFP," at Mitratech's Interact 2008: The Legal and Compliance Technology Forum.

David Cambria, Director of Operations, Aon Corporation; Reyner Meikle, Attorney, Litigation & Matter Management Specialist, CSC; Michael Stevens, Managing Director, Huron Consulting Group; and Aaron Van Nice, Director, Operations, Baxter International, Inc. will draw on their experiences implementing, managing, and extending legal technology systems in this session, sponsored by Corporation Service Company (CSC).

The panel discussion marks Day Two of the Interact agenda and is scheduled for Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 2:30 - 3:20 pm.

"Legal departments are challenged to generate agile responses to emerging rules, regulations, and new business processes while at the same time reducing operational costs," said Afshin Behnia, Mitratech's President and CEO. "An effective legal technology strategy should be able to automate today's business challenges as well as respond to future concerns, in order to deliver a maximum return on investment. 'Avoiding the Technology RFP' will help organizations looking to reduce the risks and costs associated with multiple, disjointed implementations." "Corporate legal departments are constantly subject to budget constraints -- both with respect to purchasing as well as the cost of internal IT support of disparate systems. These constraints challenge organizations to make better use of the technology they have, and to take advantage of system integration such as CSC's XML integration with Mitratech," said Reyner Meikle, Attorney and Litigation and Matter Management Specialist with CSC.

CSC will also be available in the Interact exhibit hall to demonstrate their newest legal technology solutions and offer additional consultation.

Interact 2008 runs September 21-24 at the Marina Del Rey Marriott in California. The conference draws general counsel, compliance and risk officers, in-house counsel, legal IT professionals, and department heads and provides expert speakers, case study sessions, peer learning, and CLE accredited courses. For more information, please contact info@mitratech.com or visit www.mitratech.com/interact

About Interact 2008

Interact 2008: The Legal & Compliance Technology Forum is a peer-driven conference designed to optimize best practices for corporate legal and compliance departments. Gathering representatives from the world's leading organizations together in an intimate and informative setting, Interact 2008 delivers expert speakers, case study sessions, panel discussions, and CLE accredited courses. The conference will take place September 21-24, 2008 at the Marina Del Rey Marriott in California. For more information, please visit www.mitratech.com/interact.

About Corporation Service Company

Corporation Service Company, a privately-held company headquartered in Wilmington, DE, USA, is a leading provider of legal and financial services for many of the world's largest companies, law firms and financial institutions. Founded in 1899, CSC is a service company dedicated to reducing risks and costs for our clients by providing corporate identity protection; corporate governance and compliance; litigation and matter management; as well as deal and transaction support services. Each of the services offered by CSC is fully integrated with our monitoring, workflow, compliance and reporting solutions. To learn more about CSC, visit www.cscglobal.com

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CSC chosen as Top Technology Provider

by Editor 6/25/2008 1:16:00 PM
CSC today announced that it has received nine insurance industry recognitions from three separate groups during the 2008 ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum. The awards, which were determined by property and casualty (P&C) insurance carriers, include first-place rankings in integrated systems, information technology (IT) services and IT outsourcing. The company also received an early adopter award for its leading administration system for life and annuity products, CyberLife.

"With one of the industry's broadest portfolios of insurance software and consulting services, CSC continues to deliver practical yet inventive solutions that answer immediate mission-critical client needs," said Ray August, president of CSC's P&C Insurance Division. "These industry acknowledgments validate CSC's ongoing commitment to helping insurance companies achieve business results."

Five of the industry awards were determined by the results of the second annual Vanguards in Insurance Practices survey conducted by Insurance Networking News and research firm Celent. The survey, which assesses the opinions of insurance carriers in the United States and Canada, ranked the top insurance technology providers across several categories.

Insurers were asked to name the technology firms that represented the "best of the best" in terms of delivering value. CSC was the only firm to receive two first-place rankings -- one for integrated systems and another for IT services -- as well as a second place in point solutions. In addition, CSC and its client, Accident Fund, shared first-place Best Practice Case Study honors for Accident Fund's use of CSC's POINT IN Agency Link software. CSC also received an honorable mention in this category.

"There is nothing decision-makers appreciate more than insight from their peers," said Craig Weber, senior vice president of Celent, which led the survey analysis. "That's why we base the Vanguards in Insurance Program on data gleaned purely from surveying insurance carriers and brokers."

At the conference, CSC was also selected as an Insurer's Choice 2008 technology firm. CSC ranked first in IT outsourcing for P&C insurers and in the top three in both operations and workflow. Insurer's Choice is an annual survey of the insurance industry co-sponsored by Tech Decisions and Financial Insights, an IDC company. This year's results reflect responses from more than 600 insurance professionals.

ACORD, a nonprofit insurance standards organization, also presented awards recognizing achievements in ACORD data standards implementations. CSC received an Early Adopter award for adding three more ACORD XMLife standards to CyberLife.

About CSC

CSC is a leading IT services company. CSC's mission is to be a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services.

With approximately 90,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC's own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC reported revenue of $16.5 billion for the 12 months ended March 28, 2008. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.csc.com

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Consulting Magazine names Top 25 Consultants of 2008

by Editor 6/9/2008 3:33:00 PM

Consulting Magazine has revealed the annual list of the Top 25 Consultants of 2008.

This year's most successful consultants come from 23 companies, have very different backgrounds and current responsibilities in their firms.

 

They are:

  • Shumeet Banerji, Booz & Company
  • Peter Cheese, Accenture
  • Kathryn Hayley, Aon Consulting
  • Daniel Mahler, A.T. Kearney
  • Charles Farkas, Bain & Company
  • Antonella Mei-Pochtler, The Boston Consulting Group
  • Jacquie Walker, Buck Consultants
  • John Sarnese, CSC
  • Jocelyn Conningham, Deloitte Consulting
  • Michael Fucci, Deloitte Consulting
  • Raju Lal, Ernst & Young
  • Richard Schroth, Executive Insights
  • Stephen Brant, Hitachi Consulting
  • David Shade, Huron Consulting Group
  • Peter Korsten, IBM
  • Raj Joshi, Infosys Consulting
  • Hugo Van Nispen, KEMA
  • Cari Bunch, Kurt Salmon Associates
  • Mark Goodburn, KPMG
  • John Merkovsky, March Risk Consulting
  • Adrian Slywotsky, Oliver Wyman
  • Michael Dunn, Prophet
  • Miles Everson, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Karen Vander Linde, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Alan Wexler, Sapient

 

 

The consultants' brief profiles can be found on the Consulting Magazine website.

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