CSC Rated as ‘Strong Positive’ in MarketScope of Leading Industry Analyst Firm’s North America Hosted Virtual Desktop Services Report
News Release -- June 23, 2010
FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 23 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that it has been rated as “Strong Positive” in the Gartner report, MarketScope for Hosted Virtual Desktop Services (HVDS), North America. The report published on June 8, 2010, reviewed 9 vendors with significant marketplace presence and a minimum of $5 million annual revenue in hosted virtual desktop services solutions and two related North American references.
According to Gartner, “HVDS is an emerging model for provisioning a user environment and is the delivery and management of part or all of client computing hardware, software and support in a scalable fashion that is charged on a periodic and per-user basis.” They later write, HVDS “is not just about outsourcing, but rather defines a new approach that applies to any user model treating the provisioning of users as a holistic offering.”
“CSC’s Virtual Desktop service combines cutting-edge virtualization with enterprise-class scalability and robustness, delivering to clients the benefits of an advanced infrastructure-as-a-service model with greatly reduced risk and costs,” said Russ Owen, president of CSC’s Managed Services Sector. “We believe receiving the ‘Strong Positive’ rating in this Gartner report is a testament to our innovation and our commitment to cloud leadership.”
The report was authored by William Maurer, Lilian Dutra, and Richard T. Matlus and covers providers of HVDS in North America.
About the Gartner MarketScope
The MarketScope is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is a tabular 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 MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors rated as "Strong Positive". The MarketScope 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 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 April 2, 2010. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com.