Australian financial services corporation AMP has signed a five year, AUS$550 million
(US$314 million) complete outsourcing agreement with US-based Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) following
AMP’s takeover of GIO Australia.
The expanded agreement, effective immediately, is for the management of
AMP and GIO’s combined IT infrastructure which includes all network, desktop
and mainframe services, replacing the final three years of the original
agreement which was to have ended in 2003.
CSC’s Australian organization will provide AMP with access to global
resources and skills to expand AMP services.
AMP said the deal reflects the company’s strategy to be a creative and
disciplined user of technology. “We have made tremendous progress in the
integration of AMP and GIO this year to such an extent that our expectations
of the businesses continue to grow,” said AMP chief executive officer Paul