CSC has named Google as a key partner in its cloud computing strategy.

CSC is building on its relationship with Google which began last December when the systems inntegator rolled out Google Apps together with CSC's secure cloud services to a US government department.

Under the partnership CSC will offer Google's SaaS applications including Gmail, Google Calender and Google Docs.

CSC's cloud service will integrate and manage the overall solution for clients, and provide first line support.

Last year CSC rolled out Microsoft's Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) to 30,000 users at the Royal Mail. See CSC to provide Royal Mail with cloud computing services.