Eric Pulier and the Computer Sciences Corporation

Computer Sciences Corporation is a multinational corporation based in Falls Church Virginia and it provides information technology services and professional services. The company has around 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries. The company was founded in April, 1959 by Roy Nult and Fletcher R. Jones and when Xerox acquired Affiliated Computer Services, the CSC became the only major IT Service provider with major operations and headquarters in the US. CSC has been a Fortune 500 company since 1995 and is ranked 185th in 2014 rankings. The company is also listed on the Forbes Global 2000 list.

When it was founded the company provided programming tools like compilers and assembly software. During the 1960s the CSC provided software writing services to the largest computer manufacturers like Honeywell and IBM. During those years the company managed to secure the first contract with the US public sector and even NASA. In 1963 CSC actually became the largest software company in the US and was the first software company ever to be listed on the New York stock exchange. During the 70s and 80s the company expanded globally. In 2015 CSC announced their plans to split the company into two. One part of the company would do work for the business public sector and for commercial and international businesses, and the other part will do work for the Government Services.

As of March 2015 the company numbers around 90,000 employees in 70 countries and it now has major operations throughout North America, Asia, Europe and Australia. The company operates in three broad sectors, the first being the North American public sector, the second is managed services and the third is business solutions and services.

One of the most important people for the company was one of its highest ranking executives, Eric Pulier. Pulier started programming computers at a very young age, more precisely in the fourth grade. He always loved computers and the way that software can be applied to help other people. He studied and majored in English and American literature at Harvard University. He started his career when he moved to Los Angeles in 1991 and founded a company named People Doing Things (PTD), which addressed health care, education and other issues trough technology. His departure will certainly be a loss for the company and we can only hope that someone else as passionate as Pulier is will come and help CSC grow like it did before.

Some of his most important work achievements are definitely related to the work he has done through philanthropy. Eric Pulier is a donor to several non-profit organizations and sits on the innovation board of the X-Prize Foundation, an organization that tries to solve humanity’s biggest problems, The Painted Turtle which is a camp for kids that have chronic illnesses, and various other philanthropic organizations. Some of his skills include cloud computing enterprise software startups business development and managing strategic partnerships.

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