SAS Signs New Agreement with CSC to Support its Digital Transformation
News Release -- May 18, 2016
DENMARK, Copenhagen, May 18, 2016 – CSC (NYSE: CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, has entered a new strategic agreement with SAS, Scandinavian Airline Systems to manage key parts of the airline’s IT infrastructure to help SAS transform to a next-generation IT environment.
The agreement between SAS and CSC extends until 2020 and covers several of the airline’s most critical environments, including Mainframe Services and Technical Operation Services, as well as Application Management, Network Management and Data Center Services. These services will be delivered from local Nordic resources and from CSC’s offshore locations.
SAS’s digital transformation journey has already been initiated by moving the airline out of a dedicated legacy data center into new, emerging data center services that will support SAS for future next-generation IT.
SAS is Scandinavia’s leading airline company. It flies 28 million passengers annually to 119 destinations in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. SAS lives by the promise of making travel easier and makes safety, punctuality and care its core values.
“We are thrilled and happy that SAS has chosen us as a partner again to manage key parts of their global IT-infrastructure. CSC aims to be at the forefront of IT and works to anticipate and exceed the needs of our clients,” said Joergen Jakobsen, vice president & general manager, CSC Nordic & Baltic Region.
“SAS has since 2004 been a key client to CSC. The fact that SAS continuously is choosing CSC as a partner is a validation of our investment in the relationship, and depicts we deliver services that meet the need of our clients” says Pål Svendsen, Industry General Manager, CSC Nordic & Baltic Region.
CSC (NYSE: CSC) leads clients on their digital transformation journeys. The company provides innovative, next-generation technology services and solutions that leverage deep industry expertise, global scale, technology independence and an extensive partner community. CSC serves leading commercial and international public sector organizations throughout the world. CSC is a Fortune 500 company and ranked among the best corporate citizens. For more information, visit us at www.csc.com.
SAS is Scandinavia’s leading airline and has an attractive offering to frequent travelers. SAS offers more than 800 flights daily, and a total of more than 28 million passengers travel with SAS to 119 destinations in Europe, the US and Asia. Membership in Star Alliance™ provides SAS’s customers with access to a far-reaching network and smooth connections. Altogether, Star Alliance offers more than 18,500 daily departures to 1,330 destinations in 192 countries around the world. For more information, visit us at http://www.sasgroup.net/en/