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CSC Positioned in ‘Leaders’ Quadrant of Leading Industry Analyst Firm’s Communications and Professional Services Outsourcing Report
News Release -- March 12, 2010
FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 12 -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that it has been positioned in the “leaders” quadrant of the Gartner report, Magic Quadrant for Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services (COPS), Worldwide.1 The report examines 17 vendors of IT services for business communications systems worldwide.
According to Gartner, “While cost benefits related to outsourcing act as a significant driver in the market, forthcoming COPS deals indicate new, emerging market force trends. Among the most significant trends seen are business requirements to bring robust, integrated unified communications portfolios to the table for consideration once consolidation and optimization phases are completed.” In addition, Gartner notes that “very few COPS providers are able to meet all customer requirements, across all countries and geographies, leveraging organic resources for IT service delivery.”
The report was authored by Eric Goodness and covers global providers of communications outsourcing and professional services.
“COPS is an exciting new magic quadrant because it brings collaboration, network, mobility, security and cloud into a single forum focused on how customers purchase and use applications in their business today,” said Jason Cory, global vice president for CSC’s Managed Services Sector (MSS). “I believe our positioning in the Leaders Quadrant is indicative of our commitment to provide innovative services to our customers, which are designed to reduce latency in human decision-making by improving worker connectedness to applications, customers and suppliers. We intend to strengthen our position in the market by bringing new levels of industrialization, vertically focused industry specialization and market leading innovation in this space. Unlike our competitors, our offerings provide a level of integration that brings applications and network capabilities together in a fully managed and hosted model — supporting our platform-based, Applications-focused, delivery strategy for on premise, hosted, cloud or hybrid solutions.
About the Gartner Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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 systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.0 billion for the 12 months ended Jan. 1, 2010. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.csc.com.
1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services, Worldwide” by Eric Goodness, March 3, 2010.