CSC Launches New Social Network Platform With SelectMinds to Harness the Power of Its Alumni Network
News Release -- July 13, 2010
NEW YORK, NY and FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 13 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced the launch of InTouch, a dynamic social networking platform helping alumni reconnect with CSC and former colleagues (www.csc.com/alumni).
Built on the SelectMinds networking and referral platform, InTouch will enable CSC to cultivate life-long relationships with and among alumni to broaden CSC’s business development opportunities, build a powerful referral and talent pool and expand the reach of its online recruiting efforts.
InTouch is a secure, online community that helps users expand their personal and professional networks via trusted social connections. In addition to networking and exclusive access to CSC resources, InTouch offers alumni a direct channel to share and discuss best practices, news and events, with their peers in the industry. Alumni can also search and apply for new career opportunities or source top talent by using the site’s career center.
“Our alumni are a vibrant, highly networked community of innovators, technologists and thought leaders and we value their insight and connections,” says Peter Allen, president of global sales and marketing, CSC. “We’re thrilled to have a dynamic program that recognizes their contributions and re-engages them in the brand that they helped build. In addition, social business platforms are integral to how our employees work together internally and with our clients. Extending leading-edge technology to reconnect and communicate with alumni in a secure way reflects CSC’s close-knit, collaborative culture.”
SelectMinds’ industry-leading social networking platform enhances the portfolio of advanced social business software that CSC uses for enterprise and client collaboration, including its award-winning internal social business and networking platform, "C3: Connect. Communicate. Collaborate."
“Global companies with thousands of employees scattered around the world face a major challenge in staying connected with current employees, let alone alumni,” said Anne Berkowitch, CEO, SelectMinds. “At SelectMinds, we aim not only to make sure companies remain engaged with former employees, but to help extract the real business value and ROI from networking and referral technologies. Our solutions have helped customers like CSC bring in new business and save millions of dollars on recruiting, and we look forward to helping CSC capitalize on the business benefits with its InTouch network.”
InTouch is now open to alumni in the United States. Over the next several months, CSC plans to begin expanding the program to alumni and employees worldwide.
To register for the InTouch alumni network, go to www.csc.com/alumni.
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.
SelectMinds delivers Software-as-a-Service networking and referral technologies that help companies empower current and former employees as referrers of talent and new business. SelectMinds’ referral networking framework allows businesses to maximize the reach and relevancy of social media by leveraging existing networks of current and former employees. Additionally, businesses are able to build secure online communities to create trusted connections among, alumni, current employees, retirees or diversity groups. These referral-based environments drive recruitment, new business development, brand management and ultimately business growth. SelectMinds clients include J.P. Morgan, ADP, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Latham & Watkins, Schlumberger, and Deloitte.