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CSC Positioned in ‘Leaders’ Quadrant of Leading Industry Analyst Firm’s Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services Reports
News Release -- July 29, 2011
FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 29 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that it has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of two Gartner reports, “Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, North America” and “Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, Europe.” The North American report, published on July 20, reviewed 17 providers of data center outsourcing and infrastructure utility services, specifically looking at their vision and ability to execute these services. The European report, published on July 12, reviewed 13 providers.
According to Gartner’s European report, “Major forces are shaping the worldwide IT outsourcing market and affecting organizations’ data center requirements and the way external service providers design, offer and deliver data center solutions and services. Together, the requirements to increase storage capacity, use high-density computing technologies, cope with rising energy costs, meet environmental concerns, and consolidate for greater efficiency and security often show the limitations of existing physical data centers.”
“We are delighted to be positioned in Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services in the North American and European Gartner reports," said Russ Owen, president of CSC’s Managed Services Sector (MSS). "We believe our placement as a ‘Leader’, based on feedback from clients, reflects the value we deliver to them every day, while also affirming our forward looking strategies for alternate delivery models, continuous innovation and service improvement."
The North American report was authored by William Maurer, David Edward Ackerman, Bryan Britz and Helen Huntley. The European report was authored by Claudio Da Rold, Gianluca Tramacere and Frank Ridder.
About the Gartner Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 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 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 business solutions and services. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 91,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.0 billion for the 12 months ended April 1, 2011. For more information, visit the company's website at www.csc.com.