CSC adds new value to the utilities sector
News Article -- December 09, 2015
Copenhagen, Denmark 9, December 2015 - CSC (NYSE: CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions has announced that the company has entered an agreement with the utilities company Forsyning Helsingør to outsource their IT infrastructure to CSC over the next four years. Forsyning Helsingør, which is based in Elsinore, put their IT solution out to tender in July this year and awarded the contract to CSC in mid-November. The implementation is already underway and is expected to be rolled-out completely in six months.
The multi-utilities company, Forsyning Helsingør, provides services in the five areas: electricity, water, heating, sewage and waste disposal, operating as one company. It gives them a comprehensive, clear focus on providing quality and welfare to the citizens of Elsinore, as well as the added advantage of synergies across the utility areas. With the new IT agreement, Forsyning Helsingør will also able to secure a higher degree of uniformity in their IT operating stability and structure.
It is a complex setup with solutions for every area of utility, which places great demands on the IT vendor and requires deep industry knowledge. One of the reasons for Forsyning Helsingør choosing to conclude the new IT operations contract with CSC was just the company's perennial experience in the industry, as CSC already have other utilities in their customer portfolio.
"We have had our own IT setup since we were founded back in 2010, when Forsyning Helsingør was separated from Elsinore Municipality. Overall, our IT systems and setup worked well and with the choice of CSC as a new partner, we want an upgrade. Our focus has, among other things, been on creating an increased flexibility for our employees - without compromising safety aspects. Our IT systems are an important factor in the effort to fulfil our customers' requirements for utilities safety, and for the development of new services and products,” says Kim Asker Larsen, Sales and Marketing Manager, Forsyning Helsingør.
"Forsyning Helsingør is an exciting customer for us because innovation is an important strategic element for them and they have the interests of citizens at the centre. By handling their IT operations, CSC can add value and help Forsyning Helsingør maintain their strong customer focus. This is a great partnership for us,” says Jette Aagaard Madsen, Industry Director and General Manager, Public Sector, CSC Nordic.
The new agreement includes outsourcing Forsyning Helsingør’s IT operations to CSC which means that all servers, both physical and virtual, will be moved to CSC’s premises. Forsyning Helsingør will be responsible for operation and maintenance of PC workstations, security, license management, and other requirements.
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