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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

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
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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 …

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 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
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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
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CSC cranks the whalesong up to 11

LogoWatch It's come to our attention that CSC, the "leading global consulting, systems integration and outsourcing company", has had a bit of a face-lift and is poised to unleash on an unsuspecting world its "emotionally compelling" new brand frontage - evidently the result of thousands of hours of whalesong-driven blue-sky brainstroming …
Lester Haines, 06 Jun 2008
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Your legacy app sniffs the cloud cauldron and retches ... time to try another recipe

The battle between Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft for the public cloud gets a lot of attention, but global managed services provider Dimension Data has thrown its hat into an adjacent ring with a new hybrid Windows Server cloud. DiData's service uses Microsoft's Cloud Platform and Hyper-V everywhere, which means a …
Simon Sharwood, 05 May 2014
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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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Microsoft veep Satya Nadella now frontrunner in race for CEO spot

Multiple sources say a decision on the new CEO is expected in the next week or so, and Microsoft's VP of cloud and enterprise Satya Nadella is emerging as the favorite. Nadella, a 22-year veteran of Redmond, isn't the most charismatic of leaders but he does have the knowledge and experience to take Microsoft away from pure …
Iain Thomson, 30 Jan 2014
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Australia's going to need a standalone metadata retention bureau

Australia's proposed mandatory metadata retention laws are being made to look dangerous, but that won't stop them passing the nation's Parliament. Recent voting patterns suggest that opposition parties will more or less wave them through. Community activists, so insular and febrile in support of national broadband network, …
Simon Sharwood, 03 Nov 2014

A beheading in EMC's ViPR lair? Software's big cheese to advise CEO

Analysis The head of EMC's Advanced Software Division – the man behind the storage giant's ViPR technology – has become an advisor to EMC CEO David Goulden. We'll explain why this is a big deal. Amitabh Srivastava headed EMC's Advanced Software Division (ASD) after coming over from Microsoft in 2011; we wrote about his arrival to run the …
Chris Mellor, 12 Aug 2014

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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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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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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Telstra, Moto in lead for $AU450m-plus wireless contract

Telstra and Motorola have been named as the preferred tenderers for a major refresh of the Queensland Government's public safety networks. Over the 15 year life of the contract, the government expects the network to cost $AU457.3 million, with the first $AU56.7 million allocated this year to get coverage in Brisbane, the Gold …

Bhs signs up again with CSC

CSC has secured a seven-year extension for its outsourcing gig with Bhs. The deal is worth £80m-ish and will see CSC continue to look after computer hardware for the retail chain. Approx. 100 CSC staffers maintain 850 desktops and 68 servers, as well as the servers and EPOS terminals in 165 stores. So it's not exactly massive, …
Drew Cullen, 12 Feb 2004
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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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MEDIC! Google, Oracle, Red Hat docs race to save crippled Healthcare.gov

Techies from Google, Red Hat, Oracle and other unnamed firms have parachuted in to fix the disastrous rollout of the United States' healthcare.gov website. Google and Oracle confirmed on Thursday that staff have been deployed to help fix the healthcare marketplace's ongoing mega-bork, although Google stressed this is not a …
Jack Clark, 01 Nov 2013
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NHS IT fiasco workers threaten lunch-hour revolt over job cuts

Updated IT bods working on the car-crash NHS patient records project will stage a protest during Thursday lunchtime over compulsory redundancies at their employer, CSC. As Computer Sciences Corporation's contract with Blighty's health service grinds to a messy end, the Virginia-based firm announced it will axe 500 jobs in the UK - 30 …
Anna Leach, 18 Apr 2012
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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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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

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 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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NHS claws back £1.8bn from IT project fiasco

The government has reached an agreement for a reduction in its contract with CSC, the largest supplier to the now-defunct National Programme for IT (NPfIT). The total saving for the Department of Health (DH) from NPfIT will now be approximately £1.8bn. Health secretary Andrew Lansley told an E-Health Insider event in London …
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Amazon's cloud dwarfs all others, Gartner finds

The disciples of Gartner's Magic Quadrant have sallied forth to reveal the latest findings of their uncaring quadrilateral god – and the results show that Amazon is the one true cloud, followed at a distance by enterprise supplier CSC. The magic quadrant is Gartner's way of ranking technologies, and sees the analyst firm plop …
Jack Clark, 19 Aug 2013
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The CSC Grinch who stole Christmas

CSC will not be paying its employee bonuses in the UK this year. The enterprise software and outsourcing giant has cited poor financial performance. Employees normally get a 10 per cent salary bonus for the financial year, only half of which is meant to be based on the financial performance of the firm, we're told. Back in May …
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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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CSC secures $110m in UK contracts

CSC has announced a bunch of UK contracts that will bring in $110m. The IT services company has signed up Allders department stores, DIY chain Homebase, cigarette-maker Gallaher and brewery Whitbread. Allders is extending its oursourcing contract with CSC by an extra two years until 2009. CSC provides wide area and local …
John Oates, 19 May 2004
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Penny-pinching CSC bosses slap staff with pay freeze

CSC UK employees who avoid the current round of redundancies can expect a lean summer, after bosses announced the annual July pay award will be frozen until October. When the rises finally do come into effect, they will not be backdated. An internal memo to staff from northern region CEO Kieth Wilman said: "As the …
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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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CSC UK bodycount to hit 1200

Following Computer Science Corporations's (CSC) announcement last week that it would be slashing 5,000 jobs, mainly in Europe, a Reg reader has forwarded us a company email that went round on Friday. Take it away Keith Wilman... Dear Colleague Following my meeting with staff representatives yesterday, I can now confirm that we …
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Pirate Bay founder Warg jailed for two years for hacking and fraud

Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has been found guilty of hacking in Sweden and sentenced to two years' imprisonment. Warg, 28, was found guilty of breaking into the Swedish arm of IT services firm Logica before publishing the personal data of thousands of people, as well as hacking into Nordea (Scandinavia’s biggest …
John Leyden, 20 Jun 2013
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CSC UK staff face compulsory redundancies

Compulsory redundancies could be on the cards for CSC's UK employees as it attempts to fine tune the lay-off program it announced last month. The firm announced a voluntary redundancy scheme last month as part of a big cutback program in Europe. However, El Reg has been told that a flood of high paid staff have volunteered for …
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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

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

Microsoft's own code should prevent an Azure SSL fail: So what went wrong?

Sysadmin blog Server 2012 is the Microsoft operating system that, in my opinion, makes cloud computing a reality. As far as I am concerned it is as big a leap over Server 2008 R2 as that OS was over Server 2003. With it you can build anything from a small cluster to a service as big as Microsoft's own Azure platform. Which is why I am …
Trevor Pott, 25 Feb 2013
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500 Brit techies at risk over NHS IT fiasco

Up to 500 IT workers could lose their jobs over CSC's botched computer system for the NHS, which is costing everyone involved with the fiasco dearly. UK staff received an email that informed them the company had entered a 90-day consultation period to figure out how to reduce the number of people on the project - which could be …
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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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NHS claws back £170m refund on duff IT system

An American IT company has returned £170 million to the NHS after a project they promised to deliver was declared impossible. Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) coughed up the refund last week after finally admitting that it could never deliver the Lorenzo computer system it was contracted to create for the NHS. The NHS made …
Anna Leach, 04 Oct 2011
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Pirate Bay Warg accused of hacking international police database

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has been named as a suspect in the hacking of a European database containing data about wanted criminal suspects and missing people. According to Denmark's justice minister, two hackers are alleged to have accessed "some information" from the Schengen Information System, a …
Jasper Hamill, 07 Jun 2013
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CSC wins $1.5bn SAS outsourcing gig

Computer Sciences Corp. has scooped up an IT outsourcing gig worth up to $1.5bn with Scandinavian airline group, SAS. The deal runs up to nine years, with the last four years subject to options. If SAS signs up for the duration then the CSC will hit the headlines $1.5bn revenue mark. CSC will acquire Scandinavian IT Group (SIG …
Drew Cullen, 18 Dec 2003
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Security keeps LA cops away from Google Apps

Google has dismissed as a smear campaign the emergence of stories that its Google Apps implementation at LAPD is going pear-shaped. According to Consumer Watchdog, the rollout has hit snags, with the police deciding that security on the vaunted platform isn’t adequate for users in the City Attorney Criminal Branch, fire …
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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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US gov helps CSC to profit

CSC brought in revenues of $4bn, up almost 30 per cent, for the fourth quarter ended 2 April 2004. The company made a profit of $190.6m in the period. This contributed to annual revenue of $14.8bn, up 30.2 per cent on 2003, or 25 per cent in constant currency. Profits were $519.4m after the after-tax special charge. 65 per cent …
John Oates, 18 May 2004
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Fujitsu sues CSC

Fujitsu Services is taking CSC Computer Science to court in the UK over breach of contract. The Japanese services firm is suing its American rival for £7.6m, "or alternatively damages in like amount for breach of contract, or alternatively quantum meruit or constitution," said the legal claim, filed with the Royal Courts of …
Mark Ballard, 08 Feb 2006
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Finland beefs up HPC oomph with Cray 'Cascade' super

Finland's main academic supercomputing center, the IT Center for Science (CSC), has been embiggening its number-crunching and data storage capacity throughout 2012, and is at it again this week with the acquisition of a future "Cascade" supercomputer from Cray. CSC is managed by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, and …
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CSC gets tough on file-sharing employees

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has warned employees that they face "counselling" or even the sack if they are found to be using the firm's network to download and store illegally-held copyright material. The stark warning was contained in an internal memo sent last Friday in which CSC explained that it has been notified by …
Tim Richardson, 01 Apr 2003