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New jobs in ANZ flagged amid DXC Technology launch

Leon Spencer | April 4, 2017
The launch and public listing of DXC technology has given way to hopes of fresh jobs in the ANZ market.

"We begin the new chapter in our journey knowing that collectively we have met the challenges of innovation many times before, and with a clear and confident vision for navigating the future," he said.

DXC Technology has established more than 250 industry-leading global partner network relationships, including 14 strategic partners with brands such as Amazon Web Services, AT&T, Dell EMC, HCL, HPE, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Micro Focus, Microsoft, Oracle, PwC, SAP and ServiceNow.

Locally, DXC Technology vice president (VP) and general manager for the A/NZ region, Seelan Nayagam, has talked up the new combined entity's figures.

"[DXC is globally the largest independent IT services firm," Seelan said at a launch event in Sydney on 4 April. "It has 170,000 people, $25 billion in revenue, and 6,000 clients globally.

"For this marketplace in A/NZ, it's unique, we're actually the number one provider in this market.

"Our partner ecosystem plays a critical part. We work with our partners to co-create solutions and the outcomes our partners are looking for," he said.

The company's launch in the local market has given rise to hopes of new openings for IT professionals in the local marketplace, with New South Wales (NSW) parliamentary secretary for finance, services and property, Alister Henskens, who spoke at the launch event, suggesting that the move will lead to new jobs in the region.

"From a local perspective,with about 6000 employees in NSW alone, DXC will be a significant employer and corporation in this state, and you won't be surprised to know that our government appreciates people who provide local jobs especially in the important commercial areas involved here," Henskens, said.

Henskens also highlighted the market clout the entities comprising the new company have had with the state government, outlined the long history of government work the companies have undertaken with state government agencies and departments.

"The two companies that are coming together have previously worked with the NSW Government. They've worked closely with Service for NSW, been involved in providing services such as the network and infrastructure for the service desks at Service for NSW," Henskens said.

"Also, the companies that are coming together have also support for Transport for NSW and asset management at Sydney Trains - significant government enterprises," he said.

The prospects of DXC technology's creation to result in a surge of new local IT jobs was foreshadowed in February, when the pre-merger CSC announced it had inked a landmark deal with the South Australian Government that would see it create up to 400 additional jobs in the state.

The multi-year deal sees CSC - now DXC technology - provide and support desktop PCs, laptops and tablets to the state's government agencies, with much of the South Australian Government's IT hardware footprint set to be handled by the IT services provider.


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