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CSC In Australia Announces Selection Of CSC Cloud Services By Amp
News Release -- July 26, 2010
Sydney, Australia, 26 July 2010 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) in Australia today announced that AMP, one of Australia’s leading wealth management companies, has selected one of CSC’s growing number of cloud computing services after an extensive evaluation.
Under the agreement, CSC will provide AMP with Collaborative Online Services (COS), CSC’s private cloud based email and collaboration solution providing feature-rich email, instant messaging and team collaboration, based on the Microsoft product set (Exchange, Office Communication Server and SharePoint). COS is hosted locally in Australia by CSC on the best-of-breed Virtual Computing Environment platform comprising integrated technologies from VMware, CISCO and EMC and is now available for use across Australia for commercial and public sector organisations.
"AMP has chosen email and collaboration tools as the first production system to progress on their Cloud roadmap. We are extremely pleased that AMP has chosen CSC to assist them on this journey and we look forward to working closely with them as the company continues with strategic plans to take further advantage of Cloud based services,” said Matthew Day, vice president, Financial Services, Health and Public Sector for CSC in Australia.
AMP’s IT Director Service Management
“Financial benefits were a key consideration for us, along with interoperability with our current environment, and confidence in our chosen service partner. The Microsoft product suite, the COS solution and delivery by our long-standing IT partner CSC, are key components of AMP’s technology roadmap,” Sivathas concluded.
COS is hosted onshore in an Australian data centre, reducing concerns over data sovereignty and assuring compliance to Australia’s privacy regulations while also avoiding performance latency issues and the high network costs associated with using offshore cloud computing services.
CSC cloud services are designed to help businesses securely adopt cloud computing offerings, allowing them to reduce the costs of managing and maintaining business systems while giving them access to the latest technologies such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Office Communications.
The CSC COS suite will give organisations the tools they need to do their jobs more effectively, enabling them to collaborate with each other, partners and other external organisations more freely, easily and securely while delivering significant cost savings over more traditional email and collaboration environments.
The COS solutions are both fast to deploy and secure, with proven protection at an application, network and data level. It’s a highly resilient service, with enterprise-class service availability levels offered as standard. Server software upgrades are implemented rapidly and patches and updates are applied as needed in a managed way. Clients of
AMP is a leading wealth management company operating in
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions & Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC’s advanced capabilities include system design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. The company has been recognized as a leader in the industry, including being named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for Information Technology Services (2010). Headquartered in