(The Hosting News) â€“ CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that the company began work with Google Inc. to replace the City of Los Angelesâ€™ current email and other applications with Google Apps, Googleâ€™s suite of web-based productivity tools. The contract has a three-year base period and two one-year options.
â€œBy incorporating CSCâ€™s cloud computing integration and security expertise with Googleâ€™s innovative cloud applications, the City of Los Angeles will dramatically lower operational costs while significantly improving the end-user experience and productivity,â€ said Randi Levin, chief technology officer and general manager of the Los Angeles Information and Technology Agency. â€œWe are pleased to make this cost-effective and innovative solution available to all California public sector agencies by leveraging our contract with CSC.â€
The CSC-led team will support city employeesâ€™ transition to Google Apps, in conjunction with Google. Under the terms of the agreement, CSC will provide systems integration and end-user services, including solution architecture and design, integration with the cityâ€™s identity management system, migration of live and archive email data, set-up, and training for city trainers and administrators. CSC also will provide ongoing account and service-level management as a Google Apps Authorized Reseller.
CSC will also offer immediate standardized pricing for Google Apps and CSC Cloud Orchestration Services to all public agencies within California. This contracting approach â€“ pioneered by the City of Los Angeles â€“ enables California public sector agencies to realize similar benefits in innovation, productivity and cost avoidance without the need for a lengthy and complex procurement cycle, maximizing value for California citizens and taxpayers.
â€œCSC looks forward to working with Google to support the mission-critical communication and collaboration efforts of Los Angelesâ€™ more than 30,000 employees as they focus on improving citizen services through transparency,â€ said Tom Anderson, president of CSCâ€™s North American Public Sector Civil and Health Services Group. â€œThe City of LA is one of our many customers who are looking to us for guidance and power of choice for different solutions as they transition to the cloud.â€