Computer Sciences Corporation

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from GraphTalk)
Jump to: navigation, search
Computer Sciences Corporation
Type Public
Traded as NYSECSC
S&P 500 Component
Industry IT services, IT consulting
Founded April 1959
Founders Roy Nutt
Fletcher R. Jones
Bob Patrick
Headquarters Falls Church, Virginia, United States
Area served Worldwide
Key people John Michael Lawrie, (President and CEO)[1]
Services IT, business consulting and outsourcing services
Revenue Decrease US$ 12.99 billion (2014)[2]
Operating income Increase US$ 1.05 billion (2014)[2]
Net income Decrease US$ 674 million (2014)[2]
Total assets Decrease US$ 11.38 billion (2014)[2]
Total equity Decrease US$ 3.91 billion (2014)[2]
Employees 74,000 (October 2014)[2]
Subsidiaries CSC India, Computer Sciences Raytheon
Website www.csc.com
CSC's branch office in El Segundo, California, USA

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) is an American multinational corporation that provides information technology (IT) services and professional services.[2] Its headquarters are located in Falls Church, Virginia. CSC has 74,000 employees in over 70 countries. Its clients include commercial enterprises and the U.S. federal government, as well as state, local and non-U.S. government agencies.[3]

In September 2009, when Xerox acquired Affiliated Computer Services,[4] CSC became the only remaining major "hardware vendor independent" IT Service provider with headquarters and major operations in the US.[5]

CSC has been a Fortune 500 Company since 1995, ranked 185 in the 2014 rankings.[6] The company also figures in the Forbes Global 2000 list.[7]

History[edit]

CSC was founded in April 1959 in Los Angeles by Roy Nutt, Fletcher Jones and Robert Patrick.[8] CSC initially provided programming tools such as compiler and assembling software.[9]

In the 60s CSC did provide software writing services to major computer manufacturers like IBM and Honeywell and did secure their first contracts for the US public sector with NASA among others).[9]

By 1963 CSC became the largest software company in the United States and the first software company to be listed on the American Stock Exchange.[10] By the end of 1968, CSC was listed on the New York Stock Exchange and had operations in Canada, India, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, Brazil, and the Netherlands.

In the 70s and 80s CSC did expand globally winning large contract for the Finance and Defense industry and through acquisitions in Europe and Australia.

Since its beginnings in 1959, company headquarters had been in California. On March 29, 2008, the corporate headquarters of the Company were relocated from El Segundo to Annandale, Virginia.[11][12] CSC has been a Fortune 500 Company since 1995,[13] coming in at 162 in the 2012 rankings.[14]

Business[edit]

CSC employs about 74,000 employees (as of October 3, 2014) in 70 countries and ranks among the leading IT service providers in the world.[15][16][17] Geographically, CSC has major operations throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.[3]

The company operates in three broad service lines or sectors:[3]

The company has made several acquisitions, including DynCorp in 2003[21][22] and Covansys Corporation in 2007.[23]

Awards/ Recognition[edit]

  • Ranked 8th in Software Magazine’s Software 500 ranking of the world’s largest software and service providers.[24]

Criticism[edit]

  • In June 2013, Margaret Hodge, chair of the Public Accounts Committee, a Select Committee of the British House of Commons, described CSC as a "rotten company providing a hopeless system", with reference to their multi-billion pound contract to deliver the National Programme for IT Lorenzo contract.[25]
  • In December 2011, the non-partisan organization Public Campaign criticized CSC for spending $4.39 million on lobbying and not paying any taxes during 2008–2010, instead getting $305 million in tax rebates, despite making a profit of $1.67 billion.[26]
  • In February 2011, the SEC launched a fraud investigation into CSC’s accounting practices in Denmark and Australian business. CSC's CFO Mike Mancuso confirmed that accounting errors and intentional misconduct by certain personnel in Australia prompted SEC regulators to turn their gaze to Australia. Mancuso also stated that the alleged misconduct includes $19 million in both intentional accounting irregularities and unintentional accounting errors.[27]
  • The company has been accused of breaching human rights by arranging several illegal rendition flights for the CIA between 2003 and 2006, which also has led to criticism of shareholders of the company, including the governments of Norway and Britain.[28][29]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Management and Board of Directors
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "CSC Annual Report". Google. 
  3. ^ a b c "Computer Sciences Corporation, Form 10-K, Annual Report, Filing Date May 15, 2013". BusinessWeek.com. Retrieved Dec 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Affiliated Computer Services, Form 8-K, Current Report, Filing Date Sep 29, 2009". secdatabase.com. Retrieved Mar 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Xerox In $6.4 Billion ACS Buy: Xerox will pay cash and stock to acquire IT and business process outsourcer Affiliated Computer Services". Information Week. September 28, 2009. Retrieved June 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Global 2000 - The World's Biggest Public Companies
  8. ^ "Our History". CSC web site. Retrieved June 1, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "CSC, History". fundinguniverse.com. 
  10. ^ "History in the Computing Curriculum". Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Computer Sciences Corporation, Form 10-Q, Quarterly Report, Filing Date Feb 6, 2008". secdatabase.com. Retrieved Mar 29, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Computer Sciences Corporation, Form 8-K, Current Report, Filing Date Mar 31, 2008". secdatabase.com. Retrieved Mar 29, 2013. 
  13. ^ "FORTUNE 500: Companies by year C". CNN. Retrieved March 28, 2011. 
  14. ^ Fortune 500 2012 Computer Sciences
  15. ^ "Magic Quadrant for End-User Outsourcing Services, North America, 26 August 2014". Gartner, Inc. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  16. ^ "The Top Companies in the IT Services Industry (2009)". Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Top 10 IT Service Providing Companies". siliconindia.com. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "Supplier profile: CSC". Computer Weekly. Computer Weekly.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  19. ^ "CSC Wins $59 Million Task Order From FBI to Provide Call Center". Bloomberg.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  20. ^ "Computer weekly Supplier Profile : CSC". CSC’s outsourcing journey has brought it full circle. p. 3. 
  21. ^ "Computer Sciences Corporation, Form 8-K, Current Report, Filing Date Dec 13, 2002". secdatabase.com. Retrieved Mar 29, 2013. 
  22. ^ Computer Sciences Corporation Completes Acquisition of DynCorp
  23. ^ CSC completes acquisition of Covansys
  24. ^ CSC Named to Software Magazine’s 30th Annual Software 500
  25. ^ Brewster, Tom, NHS To Spend £2.2bn On ‘Rotten’ CSC NPfIT Work, techweekeurope 
  26. ^ Portero, Ashley. "30 Major U.S. Corporations Paid More to Lobby Congress Than Income Taxes, 2008-2010". International Business Times. Archived from the original on 26 December 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2011. 
  27. ^ CSC Accounting Fraud Extends to Australia
  28. ^ Computer Sciences Corporation torture link challenges Norway's ethical reputation
  29. ^ Lloyds owns stake in US firm accused over CIA torture flights

External links[edit]