Here are the top marketing process outsourcing stories for this week:

BAE and CSC enter new 5-year contract for IT outsourcing

CSC, the provider of technology-driven services and enterprise offerings, has entered a new IT (Information Technology) outsourcing contract with Saudi’s global security and defense firm BAE Systems. This move will help support BAE Systems’ establishments in more than 100 sites in the United Kingdom and substitute their last contract which will end by April 2012.

Under the recent contract, CSC will provide IT services like application support and maintenance, networking and storage, virtual/physical servers, mainframes and collaborative assistance.

Dean McCumiskey is the global CIO (Chief Information Officer) for BAE Systems. He mentioned that entering the recent commitment with CSC shows that the business partnership between the two parties continues to be a fruitful and invaluable one.

NetBlender to be assimilated by Sony Creative Software

Sony Creative Software plans to broaden its present range of software products in Blu-ray Discs by acquiring NetBlender, a company that develops tools for making Blu-Ray Disc content. This move will add more products for authoring optical discs, creating music and editing professional-quality videos.

While Sony Creative Software already has Blu-print and DVD Architect, NetBlender’s DoStudio wares include a collection of programs for authoring that are compatible with Sony’s current products. These tools are affordable and perfect for studios in Hollywood, outlets for CATV (cable TV), facilities for corporate training, schools and those who work in news or post-production.

Brad Reinke is the Senior Vice-President for Sony Creative Software. He mentioned that NetBlender’s products connect the dots by providing affordable access to a lot of special features in optical discs that offer sophisticated mastering.