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Unisys unleashed: IT services incumbents should heed Unisys selling off its federal services business as a warning shot

On February 6, 2020, Unisys announced it would be selling off its considerable and well-respected federal business to SAIC for $1.2 billion—a move that will see the firm break free of some of its debt burden and, in the process, boost operational flexibility. Divesting such a large and generally well-performing business unit is a risky strategy, but it’s one that should sound a warning shot for IT services providers that had previously written off Unisys as a potential competitor in the fast-moving commercial market, which demands agility and flexibility. 

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