Issue: Nov 2005

Ford's IT outsourcing contract - CSC wins

by Lenny Case

Computer Sciences Corporation announced that automotive manufacturer Ford has extended its information technology (IT) outsourcing contract for a third time with CSC.

Under the new agreement, CSC will continue to provide data center services and related applications support, including the development and maintenance of legacy systems for Fordís Customer Service Division across Europe. CSC began providing support services to Ford in 1994.

Commercial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

ďWe are pleased to extend our relationship with Ford,Ē said Guy Hains, president of CSCís European operations. ďThis agreement underscores our extensive experience with the automotive industry and ability to deliver significant results to our clients.Ē

Founded in 1959, Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading global IT services company. CSCís mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology.

With approximately 78,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSCís 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 El Segundo, Calif., CSC reported revenue of $14.5 billion for the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2005. For more information, visit the companyís Web site at

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