CSC wins £78m outsourcing contract with Bhs

Bhs has signed a seven-year, £78m IT outsourcing contract extension with Computer Sciences (CSC).

Bhs has signed a seven-year, £78m IT outsourcing contract extension with Computer Sciences (CSC).

CSC said that under the contract extension, the company will continue to support more than 850 desktops and 68 servers for Bhs, as well as infrastructure servers across 165 stores and 2,500 electronic point-of-sale terminals across the UK.

About 100 CSC employees provide services to Bhs under the agreement.

CSC has done IT outsourcing for Bhs since 1993, when the company was part of the Storehouse Group.

"After a thorough review of our IT operations and requirements, we were satisfied that extending our existing long-term relationship with CSC would provide the best solution for Bhs and we look forward to continuing to work successfully together," said Ian Allkins, commercial director of Bhs.

CSC chairman and chief executive officer Van Honeycutt said that the original Bhs deal was CSC's first large IT outsourcing contract in the UK.

The extension reinforces his company's performance in providing the services, he said.

Todd R Weiss writes for Computerworld

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