Computer Sciences Corp. Overcoming Managed Services Setbacks?
Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC), the international managed services and technology solutions service provider, has signed a five-year contract with Ingalls Shipbuilding to provide Ingalls with IT infrastructure managed services. The Ingalls win surfaces a few weeks after CSC disclosed some managed services setbacks in an SEC filing. So, is CSC back on track with managed services?
Before we get into details of the managed services contract, a little background: Ingalls Shipbuilding is a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries — the largest designer, builder and maintainer of U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships in the world. Huntington has approximately 38,000 employees throughout four states, and Ingalls Shipbuilding is one of its largest divisions. Ingalls has been searching for a company with enough depth to manage its network.
CSC will consolidate Ingalls' IT infrastructure to improve the Ingalls' quality of service, allow the company to offer new solutions and reduce costs by providing the following services: data center operations, end user computing, service desk services, external partner management, information security, mobile technology services, networking, platform engineering and telephony services.
We're not sure what to make of CSC at this point. The company announced disappointing quarterly results in mid August. At the time, CSC CEO Michael W Laphen said the results were “adversely affected by performance within the Managed Service Sector.” But since then, CSC has added VMware solutions to its virtual desktop portfolio and acquired Maricom Systems, in addition to its latest managed services agreement with Ingalls Shipbuilding.