CSC nets $8 million Australian Electoral Commission contract

Extension of mainframe and networking deal to be complemented by new disaster recovery system

IT services provider, CSC has netted an $8 million contract with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) for the provision of mainframe and network communications services.

The contract runs until 2013 and is an extension of an existing arrangement, plus the implementation of a new disaster recovery system.

“This new contract further demonstrates AEC’s confidence in CSC to provide IT services to upkeep one of Australia’s most business critical systems, at the same time delivering value for money with reliable, safe and mature service options,” the AEC's chief information office, Michael Cuddihy, said in a statement.

In June, financial services giant AMP entered into a revised $150 million outsourcing contract over six-years with CSC, with the option for additional services to a total of $300 million.

And in May, the Western Australia Police entered into two five-year IT service contracts with CSC for application support and consulting services.

Both deals came after CSC joined a throng of ICT companies in announcing staff cuts in April. Yet, since the economy began picking up CSC has signaled its intentions to increase its headcount.

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