Computer Sciences Corp. is buying Australia's BHP Information Technology Propriety Ltd. in an effort to break into the Aussie industrial market. Financial terms were not disclosed.
BHP, a unit of mining and steel company Broken Hill Proprietary Co. Ltd., has 1,700 employees and contractors. As part of the deal, CSC signed a seven-year, $470 million outsourcing contract with Broken Hill. CSC will provide IT services, including consulting and systems integration.
Broken Hill has $153 million in revenue. It mines and processes petroleum and minerals, and produces steel.