New Delhi: Global technology firm Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has signed a contract with ArcelorMittal, one of the world’s largest steel companies, to provide information technology (IT) infrastructure managed services.
CSC’s work will involve all ArcelorMittal’s Western and Eastern Europe IT operations. The agreement provides the framework for common and country-specific agreements by local units of both companies.
The five-year contract has two two-year extension options. However, financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The services are expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2011.
“We are confident that CSC will demonstrate to be the right choice for ArcelorMittal, not only because of its technical competences and global footprint, but also because of its ability and willingness to provide a career to our people and to improve our infrastructure landscape in Europe,” said Davinder Chugh, member of the group management board responsible for shared services at ArcelorMittal.
CSC will manage ArcelorMittal’s European IT services and enhance infrastructure service quality, deliver new solutions, improve workforce efficiency and reduce ongoing costs.
It will provide ArcelorMittal with enterprise infrastructure services (application and web hosting, datacenter, storage, mainframe, business continuity and disaster recovery) and workplace infrastructure services (desktop, network, communication and collaboration, print, security and helpdesk support).
CSC said the agreement is subject to regulatory and other approvals and notifications, including consultation of relevant workers councils.
CSC has nearly 91,000 employees and reported a revenue of $16 billion for the 12 months ended 1 April.