Computer Sciences Corporation and Alenia Marconi Systems (AMS) have entered a multimillion-dollar, six-year IT outsourcing agreement that will enable a significant reduction in costs for AMS’s UK operations. All AMS IT services staff within the UK have transferred to CSC.
CSC is to manage desktop computing, help desks, midrange services, application management, procurement and LAN network services. It will also provide professional services for the implementation of SAP across AMS’s UK operations.
David Singleton, chief executive officerof AMS, said: “This partnership enables AMS to reduce the baseline cost of IT and will improve the delivery of service. It will also bring common standards to the business and facilitate IT integration through CSC.”
About Alenia Marconi Systems
AMS is a joint venture between BAE Systems of the UK and Finmeccanica of Italy. The company is a major force in European defence and electronics with a turnover of over $1.6 billion and an established international customer base in over 100 countries.
The operating divisions have wide-ranging capabilities in ground and naval radar, missile systems, air traffic management, command and control, simulation and synthetic environments, engineering, software design and manufacturing, all backed up by comprehensive customer support facilities.
About Computer Sciences Corporation
One of the world’s leading consulting and IT services firms, CSC helps clients achieve strategic and operational results through the use of technology. With more than 68,000 employees worldwide, CSC had revenues of $10.2 billion for the 12 months ended December 29, 2000. It is headquartered in El Segundo, California, USA.