Xerox adds business-services provider

Xerox logoFollowing other tech giants in bolstering revenue from services, Xerox has agreed to buy Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., for $6.4 billion.  School of Management Prof. N. Venkat Venkatraman, chair of the Information systems Department, says the move was a competitive necessity.

“The premium seems a bit high, but the acquisition gives Xerox decent scale to compete against HP, CSC and others.”

Contact N. Venkat Venkatraman, 617-353-7117, venkat@bu.edu

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