Computer Sciences Corporation, Sun Microsystems Form Global Alliance to Deliver Enhanced Technology Solutions, Business Value to Outsourcing Clients

9/20/2002 - Computer Sciences Corporation and Sun Microsystems have formed a global alliance to deliver a broad portfolio of end-to-end enhanced outsourcing solutions and services to Fortune 1000 and select government clients.

Under the multi-year agreement, Sun and CSC plan to work together to define and implement new technology and business solutions for CSC's global outsourcing clients, including jointly delivered support services, based on Sun's UNIX® workstations, midrange and enterprise servers and software.

New Challenges In IT Outsourcing Market
As the information technology (IT) outsourcing market has matured, the cost of new technology and the need to have levels of measurable returns for IT capital expenditures have become increasingly critical driving factors for global enterprises and government agencies. With their enhanced alliance, CSC and Sun plan to develop cost-effective technology solutions based on Sun systems that help enterprises and government agencies reduce operating costs, lower cost of services and attain a high return on investment.

"Having Sun as one of our preferred providers helps us provide complete, comprehensive and innovative technical solutions at competitive prices," said Russ Owen, president of CSC's Global Infrastructure Services Group. "The current competitive pressures, particularly in IT outsourcing, require that we have strong, mutually rewarding relationships with our hardware and software providers. By strengthening and expanding our relationship with Sun, we have enhanced CSC's market position as we compete for new clients worldwide."

"For more than a decade, Sun and CSC have built a strong worldwide strategic relationship establishing an ever-growing presence in the areas of e-business solutions and legacy systems to support a joint presence in the worldwide market-place," said Sherle Webb, vice president of Global Partner Sales at Sun Microsystems, Inc. "CSC's customers directly benefit from the combined strengths and experience of two world-class companies that deliver end-to-end services and solutions that link technological and organizational changes holistically to achieve lasting business results."

iForce Initiative: Collaborating for Customer Success
The new global alliance builds on the long-term relationship the companies have enjoyed. For example, for the past two years, CSC has been actively involved in Sun's global iForceSM Initiative and opened three Authorized iForce Solution Centers in Portland, Oregon; Canberra, Australia; and Farnborough, UK. Sun's global network of iForce Centers are designed to help clients utilize Sun's Internet experience and proven methodologies for leveraging the network as the basis for building and testing individualized, best-in-class solutions prior to deploying them in their own environment.

About CSC
CSC, one of the world's leading consulting and information technology services firms, helps clients in industry and government achieve strategic and operational results through the use of technology. The company's success is based on its culture of working collaboratively with clients to develop innovative technology strategies and solutions that address specific business challenges.

Having guided clients through every major wave of change in information technology since 1959, CSC combines the newest technologies with its capabilities in consulting, systems design and integration, IT and business process outsourcing, applications software, and Web and application hosting to meet the individual needs of global corporations and organizations. With more than 66,000 employees in locations worldwide, CSC had revenues of $11.5 billion for the 12 months ended June 28, 2002. It is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif.

About Sun Microsystems
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision — "The Network Is The ComputerTM" — has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 170 countries.

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