CSC Delivers IT-as-a-Service Transformation Path for Bluescope
News Release -- December 19, 2014
SYDNEY, Australia, 19 Dec. 2014–CSC (NYSE: CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, today announced it has significantly extended its scope of Information Technology (IT) services with BlueScope (ASX: BSL), Australia’s largest steel manufacturer for the building and construction markets.
Under the five-year agreement, CSC will now be responsible for transforming and modernising BlueScope’s current IT systems to become an end-to-end IT as-a-Service (ITaaS) environment including the provision of next-generation offerings from CSC. The investment required to undertake this initiative will be funded as a result of the savings achieved through the adoption of next-generation IT services.
Larry Howard, chief information officer, BlueScope Australia and New Zealand, said, “It is important for BlueScope to partner with its key suppliers in order to achieve better business outcomes. The longstanding relationship with CSC has enabled us to continue to evolve the partnership and build even more value into the next five-year term.”
The expanded agreement will see CSC provide BlueScope with additional application support services including ERP and Big Data, as well as expanded Service Desk, Workplace, Network, Cybersecurity and Platform support services leveraging CSC BizCloud™, a private cloud solution.
“This agreement perfectly exemplifies CSC’s go-to-market strategy, which necessitates a deep understanding of our client’s business needs, takes them on an as-a-service transformation journey and delivers operational and cost benefits in real time,” said Seelan Nayagam, managing director, CSC Australia & New Zealand.
“CSC has been a trusted partner of BlueScope for over 14 years and we are now looking forward to working collaboratively with them in this next evolution of their IT journey,” added Nayagam.
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) is a global leader of next generation information technology services and solutions. The Company's mission is to enable superior returns on our clients’ technology investments through best-in-class industry solutions, domain expertise and global scale. CSC has approximately 74,000 employees and reported revenue of $12.9 billion for the 12 months ended October 3, 2014. For more information, visit the company's website at www.csc.com.
BlueScope is a steel producer for the domestic Australian, New Zealand and US markets, and is a leading international supplier of steel products and solutions principally focused on building and construction markets. The Company’s footprint covers 100 factories in 17 countries employing 17,000 BlueScope people.
BlueScope is a technology leader in metal coated and painted steel building products, principally focused on the Asia-Pacific region, with a wide range of branded products that include pre-painted COLORBOND® steel, zinc/aluminium alloy-coated ZINCALUME® steel and the LYSAGHT® range of building products.
The Company has an extensive footprint of metallic coating, painting and steel building product operations in China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and North America, primarily servicing the residential and non-residential building and construction industries across Asia, and the non-residential construction industry in North America.
BlueScope is a leading global supplier of engineered building solutions to industrial and commercial markets. Its value proposition is based on speed of construction, low total cost of ownership and global delivery capability.