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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 cranks the whalesong up to 11

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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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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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 fiasco workers threaten lunch-hour revolt over job cuts

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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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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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

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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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 …

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 …

Big 20 cash hoovers: Slurp. Floop. Darn. Sluurrrp. Where's our public sector IT dosh?

Half of the top 20 software and IT services (SITS) suppliers to UK.gov saw their public sector biz decline last year as Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude and his merry band of axemen waged war on the oligopoly. The names on the list collated by TechMarketView remains unchanged on a year ago but the proportion of revenues …
Paul Kunert, 21 Feb 2014
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Huawei US bags defence biz strategist as new CSO

Huawei has appointed a former strategist for a US defence contractor as its new chief security officer, in what could be seen as an attempt to allay Congress concerns that the firm poses a national security risk. Donald Purdy, who held the role of chief cyber security strategist at CSC, started his job as the new CSO on Tuesday …
Phil Muncaster, 12 Jul 2012
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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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HP Enterprise scores major win with $3.5bn Navy network contract

Meg Whitman will crack one of her infrequent smiles on Friday with the news that HP Enterprise is facing a potential $3,454,735,513 payday after winning the contract to manage US Navy's networks for the next five years. HP helping Navy admins control networks In the Navy, you can hack the seven seas... In the world of …
Iain Thomson, 28 Jun 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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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
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CSC expected to win $2.3bn UK Post Office deal

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Computer Sciences Corp (CSC) has been selected as the preferred supplier in a proposed 1.5bn pound ($2.3bn) IT outsourcing project with Consignia Plc, the operating arm of the UK's Post Office. Under the terms of the proposed deal, CSC has entered "exclusive negotiations" to act as the …
ComputerWire, 18 Oct 2002

CSC wins £450m Marconi outsourcing gig

CSC has won a £450m ($735m) worldwide IT helpdesk and telecoms services outsourcing deal from Marconi, the incredible shrinking networking company. CSC will take 360 Marconi staff onto its books, while BT, a subcontractor for the gig, will take on another 40. The mega-deal lasts for 10 years, which shows remarkable confidence …
Drew Cullen, 27 May 2003
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CSC German military mega deal scrapped over price row

A CSC-led consortium has failed to reach an agreement with the German Ministry of Defense over a planned $7.3bn IT and communications outsourcing contract. The failure highlights both the level of caution displayed by the German government toward outsourcing, and the increasing reluctance for outsourcing vendors to take on mega- …
Datamonitor, 05 Jul 2004
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CSC wins $240m Schroder outsourcing deal

Schroders is expected to announce today the outsourcing of its IT operations to Computer Science Corporation, the FT reports. More than 200 Schroders staff will join CSC as part of the seven-year $240m deal. This will be a nice bonus for SCC, the UK's second biggest reseller, which handles desktop product fulfilment in the UK …
Team Register, 04 Jun 2001
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CSC: delays dog FBI delivery

Trilogy, the $457.8 million, three-phase modernization of the FBI's investigative system infrastructure, will now miss its delivery date of December 13, 2003. According to the General Services Administration, this is because Computer Sciences Corp missed a "critical delivery date". Regardless of where the blame should be laid, …
Datamonitor, 10 Nov 2003

NHS IT spending: The winners and losers

The pot of dosh dished out by NHS Connecting for Health to IT suppliers evaporated in fiscal 2011. Integration giants were the biggest losers as resellers gained ground. A Freedom of Information request by The Guardian revealed that spending by CfH – the delivery arm of the DfH's Informatics Directory – fell around 35 per cent …
Paul Kunert, 11 Oct 2011
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CSC pulls vacations from ‘unproductive’ workers

A large chunk of CSC employees hoping to enjoy some time off received word last week that any vacations must be cancelled to help the company meet business goals. Workers at CSC's San Diego Regional Center (SDRC) found out that there will be no holidays or sick days allowed through the end of the fiscal year, according to docs …
Ashlee Vance, 02 Feb 2004

CSC, Accenture win NHS Care Records contracts

The government today named Accenture and CSC as the winners for separate IT contracts to manage the NHS Care Records service. CSC has scooped up the contract, worth £973m, to manage the North West and West Midland region, while Accenture has won the Eastern region, worth £934m. CSC's junior partners are Hedra, iSOFT and SCC. …
Drew Cullen, 06 Jan 2004
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HP lands $2.5bn NASA IT support deal

NASA has outsourced its end-user computing services to HP, in an up to 10-year, $2.5bn deal. HP's Enterprise Services division - formerly known as EDS - will deliver most of the space agency's hardware and software requirements for desktop and mobile. The contract will be managed at the NASA Shared Services Center in …
Team Register, 29 Dec 2010