CSC (NYSE: CSC), a leading global information technology services firm, today announced that it has received a Best-Practice Partner Award from APQC for successfully Improving Front-End Effectiveness for New Product and Service Innovation in the organization. The award was presented on Nov. 12 at the APQC Knowledge Transfer Session on Innovation in Houston, Texas.
APQC, a nonprofit research organization, brings industry-leading firms together to share experiences and best practices and to explore new ideas. CSC was identified by APQC for excellence in innovation and invited to participate in the organization's 2008 Consortium Benchmarking Study entitled, "New Product and Service Innovation: Improving Front-End Effectiveness." CSC was one of five companies selected as Best-Practice Partners based on responses to a screening survey regarding strategy, processes and culture.
The Knowledge Transfer Session and award presentation culminates months of information sharing among the five award winners, APQC, and various commercial and government organizations sponsoring the study.
"CSC's site visit was very informative," said Gerry Swift, APQC project manager. "They recognize that real innovation occurs between great people in the field and great clients, and because of this, they put a lot of effort into supporting field activity and making sure that clients and practitioners are aware of the ways in which they can leverage their experiences into innovations and new solutions."
"We are honored to have been recognized by APQC and invited to participate in this study," said R. Lemuel Lasher, CSC's chief innovation officer. "It is gratifying to have an independent organization of APQC's stature acknowledge our work in ideation and our holistic approach to innovation. This award underscores CSC's commitment and ability to execute on the innovation agenda in ways that directly impact business success."
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