Vattenfall Selects CSC to Build a Next-Generation IT Workplace Environment
News Release -- March 31, 2015
Network and communication services to be delivered in alliance with AT&T
Stockholm, Sweden 31. March 2015—CSC (NYSE: CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, has been selected by the Swedish utility company Vattenfall to build and deliver a next-generation IT workplace environment as part of Vattenfall’s core business strategy. Network and communication services, delivered seamlessly through CSC’s strategic global alliance with AT&T (NYSE: T), will include the innovative workplace offering CSC MyWorkStyle. The contract is for a five-year period with two one-year extension options and serves approximately 30,000 end users across Vattenfall’s business locations in seven countries.
“To stay competitive it is very important for Vattenfall to be able to focus on our core business while at the same time having an effective, flexible and secure IT services. CSC with AT&T were able to meet our needs and were selected following a highly competitive assessment among several suppliers,” said Claes Wallnér CIO and Head of IT at Vattenfall, one of Europe’s premier producers of energy electricity with its main products being electricity, heat and gas.
“CSC is honored to have been selected as Vattenfall’s partner in IT outsourcing," said John Walsh III, vice president and general manager Nordic & Baltic Region, CSC. “Sweden is a key market for CSC, and our agreement with Vattenfall is an important step in executing our strategy to bring standardized next-generation IT offerings to the Nordics market with our global business alliance partners.”
CSC is well known for outsourcing that involves personnel transfer. As part of this agreement, it is planned that Vattenfall will transfer a number of operational personnel to CSC and AT&T.
“We look forward to welcoming the Vattenfall employees to CSC,” Mr. Walsh said. “CSC offers a wealth of opportunities for the Vattenfall employees to further develop their competencies within IT.”
“Vattenfall’s critical assets are in good hands. We couldn’t be more proud that our highly secure global network will enable Vattenfall to communicate quickly and reliably around the world. And we are delighted to see how Vattenfall’s business is benefitting from the way our global capabilities bond with cloud services from CSC,” said Steve Caniano, vice president, AT&T Mobile and Business Solutions.
CSC MyWorkStyle offers an increased productivity for end users by providing a cost-effective, secure and flexible personal computer (PC) device management service. PC’s are managed through their lifecycle, enabling low-touch support through user self-service to keep costs low, while keeping the workforce as productive as possible. CSC MyWorkStyle provides full management of PC devices and user related services throughout their entire lifecycle.
"Vattenfall was looking for a strong partner to deliver an innovative IT workplace solution to its end user community,” said Joergen Jakobsen, industry general manager, CSC Nordic & Baltic Region. “Together with AT&T we are also able to offer a competitive network service with high security, quality and reliability.”
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) is a global leader of next generation information technology (IT) 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 72,000 employees and reported revenue of $12.6 billion for the 12 months ended January 2, 2015. For more information, visit the company's website at www.csc.com.
Vattenfall is a European energy company with 30,181 employees. Together we produce heat and electricity from six energy sources; wind, hydro, biomass, nuclear, coal and gas. To continuously and reliably deliver energy to our society we need a variety of energy sources. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.vattenfall.com.
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