Early computer manufacturers such as IBM did not include software in their computers. Corporations that bought the computers were required to either write the programs they needed or buy them from established software writing companies. Roy Nutt and Fletcher Jones created Computer Sciences Corporation to satisfy this need for computer programs Roy Nutt was a programmer with IBM, while Fletcher Jones was a marketer from North American Aviation Corp.
In 1959, the two entrepreneurs raised $100 and used the money to establish CSC. The company was to write complex programs such as compilers, operating systems, and assemblers. With hardly any personal computer at the time, the company was to target big clients such as NASA, US Government, and Computer Manufactures.
Winning over big name clients meant the company had to increase the number of its employees and continuously improve its programs. By 1964, the company had over 230 employees. Its revenues had already totaled to over $4 million. The company had already established itself as a big software writing company. The technical skills provided by Roy Nutt, and the vigorous marketing from Fletcher Jones enabled the firm to successfully fight competition.
The first major acquisition made by CSC was buying two divisions of ITT. This gave the corporation an opportunity to expand its operations into design and development of computer systems that are used for communications. This enabled it to include defense agencies and other governmental clients into its client list. One of these agencies was NASA.
1970s saw the corporation venturing into development of remote processing systems. These systems were to enable CSC to links its computers with those of its clients hence reducing paper work. By 1975, the firm already had a network totaling 100,000 miles. The network served all government agencies and other CSC’s clients in 125 cities. In 1980s, the corporation achieved aggressive growth through increasing its services and acquiring other corporations.
The company’s revenues sharply increased during Eric Pulier’s time at the corporation. As the corporation’s Vice President and the General Manager at Cloud, Pulier supervised the creation and development of CSC’s could platform. This new platform enabled the corporation to eliminate unnecessary operation costs and improve its competiveness. The result was improved profitability which availed excess capital. CSC used this capital to acquire more firms and open branches across other continents. Eric Pulier was a great CEO for ServiceMesh.
CSC continues to grow as it improves its services and develop new business solutions. The corporation has been listed as a Fortune 500 Company since 1995. The visionary leadership at CSC has being the main factor behind the transformation of the corporation from a $100 startup to a Fortune 500 Company.
Eric Pulier is one of CSCs most popular and renowned CEOs.