Computer Sciences won a computer-services contract worth $100 million to help upgrade computer systems for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. The 7-year deal calls for CSC to manage the hospital's business and clinical computer systems, including mainframe and midrange computer equipment, some 1,800 desktop computers, help-desk operations, voice and data equipment, and applications maintenance and development.
Earlier this month, CSC posted fourth-quarter results a penny ahead of analysts' lowered expectations and also told Wall Street to cut its first-quarter forecasts. The company had blamed that quarter's performance on several factors, including lower demand for commercial consulting and technology services and disappointing sales in health care software, which is one of CSC's specialty areas. CSC, which competes against EDS and IBM Global Services in the technology-services and consulting sector, also said about 80 consultants at Childrens Hospital will transfer to CSC under the deal.