FALLS CHURCH, Va.--()--CSC (NYSE:CSC) announced today that the State of California awarded the company a contract to migrate its current multiple e-mail applications to a cloud-based solution with Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS).
“Technology strategies such as cloud computing are key to executing the mission of our office which is to strengthen IT project oversight, increase transparency in technology spending, increase cost savings and define specific targets to reduce energy usage.”
Work under this contract will support Governor Schwarzenegger's executive order and the state's efforts to improve information technology (IT) infrastructure, increase government efficiency, save costs and consolidate IT functions under the Office of the State Chief Information Officer.
“This is part of our efforts to consolidate and standardize information technology infrastructure to reduce costs and enhance productivity,” stated Teri Takai, chief information officer of the State of California. “Technology strategies such as cloud computing are key to executing the mission of our office which is to strengthen IT project oversight, increase transparency in technology spending, increase cost savings and define specific targets to reduce energy usage.”
Under the terms of the agreement, CSC will provide Microsoft Cloud Services in a secure cloud environment offering comprehensive e-mail and legal eDiscovery services and collaboration tools for mobile users. CSC will also provide migration services to the new cloud solution and will standardize e-mail across all state agencies that select the service, potentially eliminating up to 130 e-mail systems that currently utilize three different e-mail platforms. The Microsoft Cloud Services will improve data security, simplify e-mail administration, enhance agency collaboration and improve responsiveness to public information requests.
“We are proud to offer the State of California a tailored cloud solution that delivers immediate cost savings and powerful new capabilities to increase productivity,” said Mike Gaffney, president of CSC’s North American Public Sector Civil and Health Services Group. “From improving performance and reducing costs to increasing agility, CSC’s secure Trusted Cloud solutions enable our government clients to improve business operations and modernize the enterprise.”
“California joins a growing number of state and local government customers across the country turning to Microsoft’s cloud-based software and services to maximize the return on their technology investment,” said Gail Thomas-Flynn, vice president of State and Local Government at Microsoft. “With CSC’s expertise and Microsoft’s technologies, these online services are designed to give government streamlined communications with high availability, comprehensive security and simplified IT management.”
For more information about CSC’s cloud computing solutions for government, visit www.csc.com/govcloud. Additional information on Microsoft BPOS can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/industry/government/products/bpos/default.aspx.
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 95,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended July 2, 2010. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com.