Virginia based CSC outbids HCL for $600 Million ArcelorMittal IT deal

Virginia based CSC outbids HCL for $600 Million ArcelorMittal IT deal

Summary: In a $600 Million deal to consolidate IT infrastructure across Europe and maintain data centers, Computer Science Corp. outbid HCL systems. Given CSC's presence in India, quite a bit of the work will be still be outsourced to India.

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In a deal considered as one of Europe’s biggest IT contracts, steel conglomerate ArcelorMittal will be upgrading their IT infrastructure. Priced at $600 Million, the 5 year contract to consolidate the steel giant’s IT systems across Europe was closely competed.

Global heavyweights in the field such as IBM, HP, Capgemini were bidding along with Computer Science Corporation (CSC), Wipro and HCL. Earlier rumors placed Wipro as the front runner since Wipro was already in a 5 year contract with ArcelorMittal working on unifying their messaging systems. However, it came down to HCL and CSC in the end with CSC outbidding HCL.

CSC has close to 25,000 employees in India and quite a bit of the new ArcelorMittal contract is expected to be done in India. CEO of Outsourcing and Investment advisory firm Tholons, Avinash Vashishtha gave a few reasons as to why CSC is a better choice for Arcelor Mittal:

  • CSC’s presence in Europe helps them navigate through the outsourcing laws which HCL cannot.
  • CSC will be able to provide packaged solutions for applications development whereas HCL will have to develop applications specifically for ArcelorMittal.

According to Avinash Vashishtha, it will cost CSC less compared to HCL for deploying these systems. As part of the contract, CSC will be maintaining ArcelorMittal’s data centers to increase efficiency. ArcelorMittal is expected to reduce costs by upto 20-30% once the systems are in place.

Topics: Outsourcing, Browser, CXO, Collaboration, Data Centers, Enterprise Software, IT Employment, Social Enterprise

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  • Two bargain basement companies with horrid support.

    Having dealt lots with CSC, sell any stock in ArcelorMittal. CSC is so fly by night it is funny. Closing unfinished job tickets when they are not finished just to make numbers look good. Then they insist on opening new job tickets to finish their previously botched or unfinished work so they can double bill.

    Simple 5 minutes operations can take months at times. CSC is a sad sad company when it comes to service.
    Bruizer
    • were they dealing on top of the TABLE..... or ???

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  • I'd never work for them again

    CSC outsources anything they can get away with. Their pay is low compared to their competitors and they love importing H1-B workers when the local talent isn't willing to work for below-market slave wages.
    LTV10
    • Little greedy people are costing u and me Billion's

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      Supporting Newest z196 instruction set execution through emulation x86 & x64 in JAVA

      Interfaced with IBM DB2 Express-C batch SQL capabilities; [ I actually help in doing some of this, really ]

      Deployed onto the CloudShare Pro CLOUD [ I actually DID this in Jan of 2011, really ]

      Running on Win & Linux or J2SE supported platform's

      100% JAVA Open Source... 100% F R E E ...

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      caution... please, you might just actually save your company and you, very serious monies...
      caution... please, SHARE, share, ShArE, sHaRe...
      caution... please, introduce yourself, you just might find that Old Code Slinger Buddy from back a while ago, you forgot about...
      caution... please, don't take my word for it, that it WORK's, try it, you find a REAL BUG [$ 1.00 reward ],
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      caution... please, believe found bunche's of JAVA, IBM HLASM Assembler, COBOL, WIN, LINUX & etc........
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      caution... please, O P E N S O U R C E is the only way to GO...
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      caution... please, it is advisable, to look out the window and see if the sun has risen...
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  • What a disaster waiting to happen.

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    james347
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      zCICS; zVSAM; zSORT etc... etc... etc...

      read all about it !!!!!!!!!! Then Try IT !!!!!!!!

      Supporting Newest z196 instruction set execution through emulation x86 & x64 in JAVA

      Interfaced with IBM DB2 Express-C batch SQL capabilities; [ I actually help in doing some of this, really ]

      Deployed onto the CloudShare Pro CLOUD [ I actually DID this in Jan of 2011, really ]

      Running on Win & Linux or J2SE supported platform's

      100% JAVA Open Source... 100% F R E E ...

      caution... please, read the ton's and ton's of documentation provided, it saves you a lot of time...
      caution... please, ton's and ton's of examples, it saves you a lot of time...
      caution... please, join the group, and read all of the group posting's from the beginning, it saves you a lot of time...
      caution... please, ask questions, you will be amazed at the cut right to the chase on the subject requiring attention,
      it saves you a lot of time...
      caution... please, you might find yourself rummaging around the attic or garage for that dang old source code you developed back when,
      that may not save you time...
      caution... please, you might just actually save your company and you, very serious monies...
      caution... please, SHARE, share, ShArE, sHaRe...
      caution... please, introduce yourself, you just might find that Old Code Slinger Buddy from back a while ago, you forgot about...
      caution... please, don't take my word for it, that it WORK's, try it, you find a REAL BUG [$ 1.00 reward ],
      Mr. Don Higgin's will rule if it a BUG or NOT...
      caution... please, believe found myself doing that nasty bit fiddling thing again,
      and I can do that in xxxx instructions, like name that tune...
      caution... please, believe found bunche's of JAVA, IBM HLASM Assembler, COBOL, WIN, LINUX & etc........
      WIZARD's still exist, that were locked away in the back room like me.
      caution... please, O P E N S O U R C E is the only way to GO...
      caution... please, you can donate or not donate, that is entirely up to YOU...
      caution... please, it is advisable, to look out the window and see if the sun has risen...
      caution... please, Lot's of thing's to get involved with, no offer of assistance has ever been refused so far...
      caution... please, ... ... ... .... .... flower box's are still kool

      caution... please, Adviable to Display Entering Pink Diamond Mine Unlimited Work Zone Area...

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      2011 is gonna,,,,, Rock
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    A very unique occurrence in nature has been found;
    analyzed; assessed; weighed; tested; enhanced;
    implemented and deployed in the pink diamond mine's of the Mainframes'.

    www.z390.org and www.zCOBOL

    zCICS; zVSAM; zSORT etc... etc... etc...

    read all about it !!!!!!!!!! Then Try IT !!!!!!!!

    Supporting Newest z196 instruction set execution through emulation x86 & x64 in JAVA

    Interfaced with IBM DB2 Express-C batch SQL capabilities; [ I actually help in doing some of this, really ]

    Deployed onto the CloudShare Pro CLOUD [ I actually DID this in Jan of 2011, really ]

    Running on Win & Linux or J2SE supported platform's

    100% JAVA Open Source... 100% F R E E ...

    caution... please, read the ton's and ton's of documentation provided, it saves you a lot of time...
    caution... please, ton's and ton's of examples, it saves you a lot of time...
    caution... please, join the group, and read all of the group posting's from the beginning, it saves you a lot of time...
    caution... please, ask questions, you will be amazed at the cut right to the chase on the subject requiring attention,
    it saves you a lot of time...
    caution... please, you might find yourself rummaging around the attic or garage for that dang old source code you developed back when,
    that may not save you time...
    caution... please, you might just actually save your company and you, very serious monies...
    caution... please, SHARE, share, ShArE, sHaRe...
    caution... please, introduce yourself, you just might find that Old Code Slinger Buddy from back a while ago, you forgot about...
    caution... please, don't take my word for it, that it WORK's, try it, you find a REAL BUG [$ 1.00 reward ],
    Mr. Don Higgin's will rule if it a BUG or NOT...
    caution... please, believe found myself doing that nasty bit fiddling thing again,
    and I can do that in xxxx instructions, like name that tune...
    caution... please, believe found bunche's of JAVA, IBM HLASM Assembler, COBOL, WIN, LINUX & etc........
    WIZARD's still exist, that were locked away in the back room like me.
    caution... please, O P E N S O U R C E is the only way to GO...
    caution... please, you can donate or not donate, that is entirely up to YOU...
    caution... please, it is advisable, to look out the window and see if the sun has risen...
    caution... please, Lot's of thing's to get involved with, no offer of assistance has ever been refused so far...
    caution... please, ... ... ... .... .... flower box's are still kool

    caution... please, Adviable to Display Entering Pink Diamond Mine Unlimited Work Zone Area...

    Pandoria13@hotmail.com

    2011 is gonna,,,,, Rock
    Page-Cray
  • 600 million is CHUMP change... would u care for a nother martini

    Working in the Pink Diamond Mine.... large discovery....
    Create Chaos Pandoria13

    A very unique occurrence in nature has been found;
    analyzed; assessed; weighed; tested; enhanced;
    implemented and deployed in the pink diamond mine's of the Mainframes'.

    www.z390.org and www.zCOBOL

    zCICS; zVSAM; zSORT etc... etc... etc...

    read all about it !!!!!!!!!! Then Try IT !!!!!!!!

    Supporting Newest z196 instruction set execution through emulation x86 & x64 in JAVA

    Interfaced with IBM DB2 Express-C batch SQL capabilities; [ I actually help in doing some of this, really ]

    Deployed onto the CloudShare Pro CLOUD [ I actually DID this in Jan of 2011, really ]

    Running on Win & Linux or J2SE supported platform's

    100% JAVA Open Source... 100% F R E E ...

    caution... please, read the ton's and ton's of documentation provided, it saves you a lot of time...
    caution... please, ton's and ton's of examples, it saves you a lot of time...
    caution... please, join the group, and read all of the group posting's from the beginning, it saves you a lot of time...
    caution... please, ask questions, you will be amazed at the cut right to the chase on the subject requiring attention,
    it saves you a lot of time...
    caution... please, you might find yourself rummaging around the attic or garage for that dang old source code you developed back when,
    that may not save you time...
    caution... please, you might just actually save your company and you, very serious monies...
    caution... please, SHARE, share, ShArE, sHaRe...
    caution... please, introduce yourself, you just might find that Old Code Slinger Buddy from back a while ago, you forgot about...
    caution... please, don't take my word for it, that it WORK's, try it, you find a REAL BUG [$ 1.00 reward ],
    Mr. Don Higgin's will rule if it a BUG or NOT...
    caution... please, believe found myself doing that nasty bit fiddling thing again,
    and I can do that in xxxx instructions, like name that tune...
    caution... please, believe found bunche's of JAVA, IBM HLASM Assembler, COBOL, WIN, LINUX & etc........
    WIZARD's still exist, that were locked away in the back room like me.
    caution... please, O P E N S O U R C E is the only way to GO...
    caution... please, you can donate or not donate, that is entirely up to YOU...
    caution... please, it is advisable, to look out the window and see if the sun has risen...
    caution... please, Lot's of thing's to get involved with, no offer of assistance has ever been refused so far...
    caution... please, ... ... ... .... .... flower box's are still kool

    caution... please, Adviable to Display Entering Pink Diamond Mine Unlimited Work Zone Area...

    Pandoria13@hotmail.com

    2011 is gonna,,,,, Rock
    Page-Cray