CSC Announces Advanced Collaboration Solutions for IBM Lotus
News Release -- February 01, 2011
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 1 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced the addition of Advanced Collaboration Solutions for IBM Lotus to its existing portfolio of Business Collaboration Solutions. This set of services provides business value, adoption, and cost benefits through a CSC Business Consulting practice dedicated to IBM Lotus software, and a new Collaboration as a Service (CaaS) offering. Enterprises can rely on CSC to help create a strategic direction for collaboration within their businesses and provide a cost-effective, managed collaboration platform hosted on site or in a CSC Trusted Cloud environment.
CSC currently manages more than 1 million seats of IBM Lotus collaboration tools, and these new services expand the company’s current capabilities to help customers enhance, extend, and expand their collaboration capabilities. CSC provides the full spectrum of offerings, affording the customer significant choice and flexibility.
Across requirements definition, product selection, and upgrade and deployment planning, CSC works with clients to define the ongoing strategy surrounding collaboration for the IBM Lotus portfolio of collaboration solutions, including:
- Lotus Notes/Domino. For messaging and groupware rapid application development
- Lotus Sametime. For presence awareness, IM and video/voice chat, and Web meeting capabilities
- Lotus Connections. For enterprise social networking and collaboration
- Lotus Quickr. For team- and project-based collaboration tools
These products can deliver enhancements to the user community’s collaborative capabilities, beyond email.
Through its experience in managing millions of users with many technology sets, CSC leverages the most appropriate best practices in the collaboration environment, whether the solution is on premises, hosted or cloud, or a hybrid implementation model. CSC also offers the services to create or customize applications that leverage these delivery models to solve real-world business problems by integrating collaboration in multiple ways into the daily lives of business users.
Collaboration as a Service (CaaS)
CSC has responded to customer interest in cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) models, and is enabling customers to subscribe to any of the IBM Lotus collaboration solutions using the on-demand model. CSC’s Collaboration as a Service (CaaS) initiative combines a rapid deployment model with per-user, per-month service plans, similar to many public cloud options. The CSC CaaS is built on its Trusted Cloud platform, which provides flexibility in vendor selection, data security, and implementation and integration services.
CSC’s Trusted Cloud platform allows for deployment options in industries or agencies with highly regulated or secure environmental requirements, adhering to the strictest standards and certifications available, such as FISMA and ITAR compliance, all hosted in CSC’s SAS 70 Type II, Tier 4+ data centers.
CSC is now applying years of experience in hosting millions of users within CSC data centers to its collaboration services portfolio. By leveraging the economies of scale of large data center infrastructure investments, CSC is able to provide these solutions in a unified offering that can be deployed rapidly and billed as a monthly subscription service instead of using the traditional software licensing and maintenance model.
“CSC has a long-standing engagement with IBM in providing leading-edge solutions that can be integrated into a seamless collaboration experience, and we are excited to unveil our new consulting practice and on-demand IBM Lotus service here at Lotusphere 2011,” said John Glowacki, chief technology officer, CSC. “The most important piece of creating value for our new and existing clients is to understand their long-term strategy around collaboration, and if it doesn’t exist, help them define it. Once defined, with these enhanced offerings, we are able to deploy new solutions faster, and enhance existing collaboration services so that they are less expensive to manage and easier to use.”
CSC is a sponsor of Lotusphere 2011, the premier global event for IBM Lotus collaboration and social software. Visit CSC at Booth #212 to learn how we can help your company expand its capabilities with Advanced Collaboration Solutions for IBM Lotus.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and 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 Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 94,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.1 billion for the 12 months ended October 1, 2010. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com.