CSC awarded $1.6 billion outsourcing contract

Computer Sciences Corporation and Motorola today announced that they have signed a global information technology infrastructure outsourcing agreement valued at approximately $1.6 billion.

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and Motorola today announced that they have signed a global information technology infrastructure outsourcing agreement. The 10-year contract is valued at approximately $1.6 billion.

Under the agreement, which becomes effective May 1, CSC will manage Motorola’s midrange, desktop and distributed computing infrastructure worldwide, as well as Motorola’s global help-desk and network infrastructure functions. As part of the agreement, CSC will acquire certain Motorola IT infrastructure and network assets.

CSC will provide significant value by delivering standardised processes, enhanced security, lower costs and an integrated IT infrastructure architecture worldwide, according to Jeff Andrew, a vice president in CSC’s Technology Management Group and global account executive for the Motorola engagement.

‘Motorola will gain not only an improved cost structure but also the flexibility to access state-of-the-art tools and industry best practices across the spectrum of information technology,’ said Andrew.

Approximately 1,300 Motorola employees are expected to join CSC as part of the agreement. Over half of these employees are based in the US. The remainder are located in the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions, with a small number from Canada and Latin America.