CSC Partners with Virtual Clarity on Enterprise Digital Transformation via IT-as-a-Service

CSC will make an undisclosed investment in Virtual Clarity to accelerate the company’s transformation consulting services for the insurance, financial services, and other industries.

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CSC (Tyson, Va.) has undertaken a partnership with Virtual Clarity (London/New York), a provider of IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) transformation strategy and leadership, to jointly help enterprises accelerate their transformation to leading cloud environments, including Amazon Web Services, IBM Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.

Steve Peskin, CEO, Virtual Clarity.

Steve Peskin, CEO, Virtual Clarity.

Under the terms of the agreement, CSC will make an undisclosed investment in Virtual Clarity to accelerate the company’s transformation consulting services targeting the financial services, insurance, telecom, and manufacturing industries, a CSC statement reports. Virtual Clarity will become a Strategic Affiliate of CSC and will collaborate on joint go-to-market pursuits with CSC.

Discussing the market opportunity addressed by the agreement, CSC observes that as more organizations are looking to operate their business in the cloud, they increasingly face challenges associated with managing complexity, cost and risk. The vendor asserts that the CSC and Virtual Clarity integrated approach will de-risk large-scale IT transformation programs while empowering clients to focus on growing their businesses with improved efficiencies at a scale not possible in traditional IT environments.

Helping Clients Overcome the Inertia of Legacy IT

CSC describes Virtual Clarity as possessing significant knowledge and experience in helping global clients solve large, complex business problems and building lasting value for customers and partners. Its ClearTransformation service enables companies to accelerate business innovation, overcoming the inertia of legacy IT by transforming the traditional IT operating model to nimble IT-as-a-Service, according to CSC.

Steve Hilton, EVP and General Manager, Global Infrastructure Services, CSC.

Steve Hilton, EVP and General Manager, Global Infrastructure Services, CSC.

CSC frames the Virtual Clarity relationship as enhancing its ability to lead client transitions to the digital enterprise and reinforcing CSC’s leadership in cloud transformation. The vendor says that its lients will benefit by combining the breadth and depth of CSC’s vendor-agnostic, next-generation technology solutions with Virtual Clarity’s business-outcomes consultative approach.

“This partnership will ensure that organizations can transform their business faster and safer than before, and at scale,” comments Steve Peskin, CEO, Virtual Clarity. “CSC delivers fantastic service solutions to enable what organizations need to finally make enterprise infrastructure frictionless and invisible to the business and unlock competitive agility.”

“Virtual Clarity’s advisory services, combined with CSC’s ability to deliver at scale, provides a powerful solution that supports the journey toward IT transformation,” comments Steve Hilton, executive VP and general manager, Global Infrastructure Services, CSC. “Our clients will benefit by having a combined advisory service aligned to meet their technology needs and accelerate their IT transformations.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For over a decade he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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