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CSC Announces Cloud Services for Salesforce.com Platform
News Release -- August 31, 2011
Expanded Salesforce.com Practice Group to Focus on Service Delivery and Custom Applications
SAN FRANCISCO – Salesforce.com Dreamforce Conference – Aug. 31, 2011 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today the expansion of its global salesforce.com practice with a new delivery center in North America and a suite of services that include Salesforce CRM implementation, Notes migration, collaboration/mobility and custom application development.
Combined with 50 years of CSC expertise in infrastructure, software, enterprise applications, outsourcing, consulting and security, the new suite of services will provide clients with a unique way to leverage all of Salesforce’s capabilities, and as an integral component of a comprehensive “as-a-service” strategy.
With deep vertical market expertise, large-scale program management capabilities and proven tools and methodologies that lower development and maintenance costs, CSC is positioned to accelerate client return on investment with salesforce.com. Key benefits to leveraging CSC for Salesforce implementations include:
- Increased business alignment – CSC's development methodology combined with Salesforce’s integrated development environment enables organizations to deploy enterprise applications more efficiently even when tasked to do more with fewer resources.
- Reduced IT complexity – Proliferation of situational applications and rolling upgrades increases costs and reduces usability. CSC simplifies this process through detailed analysis and specialized consultation of Salesforce services.
- Higher levels of agility – Traditional hardware and application infrastructure dramatically reduce the ability to react to organizational and market requirements. CSC's services help a company transition to the cloud in a secure and compliant manner.
“We are excited to facilitate our clients’ adoption of salesforce.com’s leading services,” said Lem Lasher, president, Global Business Solutions, CSC. “As we migrate more organizations to the cloud, we have fine tuned our approach to enabling an as-a-service model. We review, analyze and understand the broader impact of cloud application installations, and the unique way in which we team technologists with business consultants has proven to drive results and maximize our customer’s return on investment.”
“A social revolution is under way, creating a massive shift in how businesses collaborate, communicate and share information,” said Ross Piper, senior vice president, worldwide sales marketing, salesforce.com. “Those who attend Dreamforce will be able to see firsthand how partners like CSC can help them become more collaborative and more responsive to their customers, the hallmarks of a social enterprise.”
In related news released yesterday, CSC unveiled Breezeway, a collection of cloud-based, web-subscription services usable on multiple devices and platforms that enables insurers to tap into offerings in a secure, highly scalable environment. CSC’s first series of services provides a virtual agent’s desktop application built on Force.com, salesforce.com’s leading enterprise cloud computing platform, and will support a wide array of multiline insurance agency functions starting with an electronic new business application service.
To view a video from CSC’s salesforce.com North America practice leader, Jay Noble, on the significance of this announcement and CSC’s participation in Dreamforce 2011, visit: www.csc.com/salesforce.
Dreamforce 2011 is the cloud computing event of the year. The ninth annual conference will welcome more than 30,000 customers, partners and developers to the new world of the social enterprise. With more than 450 sessions and 250 cloud companies in the expo, Dreamforce offers the content and educational opportunities that enable attendees to tap into the power of the social enterprise.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 93,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended July 1, 2011. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com.
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