Unisys Wins IT Outsourcing Contract with Chicago Park District
Unisys Corporation (NYSE:UIS) today announced, in Earth Times that it has received an extension to its information technology (IT) outsourcing services agreement with the Chicago Park District. The six-year contract, signed in the fourth quarter of 2008, has a value of $9.3 million.
Under the terms of the contract extension, Unisys will provide infrastructure management and support services to a growing number of Park District facilities and employees throughout the city of Chicago. Those services include help desk support; management of local-area and wide-area networks (LAN/WAN); hardware support for desktop, laptop and server computers; software support; and asset management. Unisys will also continue to provide support for the Park District's administrative software applications.
The Ugly And Dangerous Prejudice Against Outsourcing
An article in Information Week.com raises an interesting point: "If American businesses yield to the anti-outsourcing caterwaulers, then don't be surprised to see them go after other equally legitimate business tools next."
The author ,Bob Evans asks: "... explain this one to me: When great IT companies develop new products and services that offer significant value to CIOs, we call it innovation. But when CIOs employ outsourcing to remain competitive and create new customer value, the outrage industry calls it anti-American and screeches about the loss of " our jobs. He goes on to cite specific examples of how companies have developed leading edge cost savings that have benefited our economy. He also points out that for us to turn our back on the enormously valuable partnerships and collaborations established, and to attempt to turn the clock back 50 years and magically define what "our jobs" are, will only ensure that today's hard times stay with us for many years to come. Please click on the above link to read the entire article.