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TMCNet:  CSC and AT&T Sign Agreement for Global Strategic Alliance

[August 06, 2013]

CSC and AT&T Sign Agreement for Global Strategic Alliance

DALLAS & FALLS CHURCH, Va. --(Business Wire)--

CSC and AT&T* have signed an agreement for a global strategic alliance to develop next-generation technology solutions for enterprise businesses.

Under the agreement, the two companies plan to develop and offer cloud solutions for businesses globally. The companies are combining CSC's (News - Alert) cloud services, specialized consulting and applications expertise with AT&T's (News - Alert) highly-secure network and cloud infrastructure platform to help global businesses move more quickly to the cloud. CSC, a recognized leader in enterprise cloud computing, will deliver its BizCloud and other cloud services through AT&T's global cloud infrastructure platform and networks.

"This agreement advances our cloud market leadership position by layering our leading cloud platform on to AT&T's worldwide network and infrastructure architecture, capitalizing on quickly evolving technology solutions and enabling AT&T and its clients to modernize their applications to take advantage of these solutions," said CSC President and CEO Mike Lawrie. "Additionally, this agreement enhances our ability to compete globally with AT&T's expertise and scale to better meet customer demands."

"This agreement gives companies a new path to innovation," said Andy Geisse, CEO, AT&T Business Solutions. "By harnessing AT&T's global network and cloud infrastructure platform and CSC's consulting and applications expertise, companies can now manage their operations better and create new ways of transforming the experience they deliver to their customers."

As part of the agreement, CSC will provide application expertise to AT&T and its customers. Working with AT&T, CSC will enhance and migrate applications to enable AT&T's customers to benefit from a secure cloud environment.

In addition, AT&T will assume management of CSC's internal network and its managed network services portfolio with commercial clients, providing CSC and its clients with a global highly-secure network capability and enabling development of next-generation network service offerings. With AT&T's network at the edge of CSC's data centers, the companies will be able to deploy cloud solutions quickly for their customers.

The agreement will remain in place until 2020, with the option to extend.



*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About CSC

CSC is a global leader of next generation information technology (IT) services and solutions. The Company's mission is to enable superior returns on our client's technology investments through best-in-class industry solutions, domain expertise and global scale. CSC has approximately 87,000 employees and reported revenue of $13.8 billion for the 12 months ended June 28, 2013.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T ¦DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

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