CSC has announced it is working with HCL on providing combined solutions to achieve the much needed growth that evades them. Silicon Angle has many good comments on it in the following LINK
I also have a take on it, and comment on some of CSC's own statements.
A. CSC is bailing out of outsourcing so goodbye all the support staff in that area of the business.
B. What the hell is 'a cloud agnostic platform' a building by of Richard Dawkins? Bullshit or what?
C. Multi vendor cloud solutions! Give me a break. It means no one can do it so we are scrambling to cobble together bits and pieces. Bullshit or what?
D. 'Service mashups'! Bullshit or what?
E. 'Modernize cloud applications at scale'! Since cloud is relatively new where are the old cloud apps that need modernising at scale.
This all takes me back to the early days of IT when IT departments and professionals were accused of not talking sense by using IT Nerd Speak. Many tried to use this goobledigook to pull the wool over the eyes of company management, or didn't really know what they were talking about. Eventually they got found out and Company managements put in their own business experienced managers to run IT depts. Do they never learn?
Bottom line is, as has been discussed many times by Cassandra; IT services, apps services, and business services are changing fast (going through a revolution in fact) due to new technology, client experience and increased capability, along with new opportunities from in built intelligence in many devices that were once stand alone and are now integrated and digital. So rather like the way old IBM thought everything needed a main frame and only after IBM nearly collapsed and became service oriented did it become credible. IBM is about to invest $1bln+ in cloud solutions. CSC seeks an alliance, whoopee! I think that CSC sees everything as needing 'integration' and its high price consultants and won't put its money where its mouth is.
Thus CSC is trying to false fit a failed past onto a new shape future. Or to put it another way, to the man with hammer every problem is a nail that needs bashing. Good luck to them.
For a BS antidote try this link.
author. Mexican Pete