SCSK

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SCSK Corporation
Native name
株式会社SCSK
Romanized name
Kabushiki gaisha Esu-Shī-Esu-Kei
Formerly
Sumitomo Computer Service Corporation (1969-2005)
Sumitomo Computer System Corporation (2005-2011)
Kabushiki gaisha
Subsidiary
Traded as TYO: 9719
Industry
Founded1968
Headquarters
Revenue¥323.9 billion
Total assets ¥21.1 billion
Number of employees
11,910 (2017)
Parent Sumitomo Corporation
Subsidiaries CRI Middleware
Website www.scsk.jp

SCSK Corporation(株式会社SCSK,Kabushiki gaisha Esu-Shī-Esu-Kei) is a Japanese company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It offers Information Technology services and produces computer software. CSK is best known as the company that acquired Sega in 1984 and was its parent company until it sold its stock in Sega to Sammy in 2004. Through the transference of shares, Sega Sammy Holdings was established [1] .

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History

In 1969, Sumitomo Computer Service Corporation was established by Sumitomo Corporation [2] . In 2005, Sumitomo Computer Service Corporation and Sumitomo Electronics Corporation were merged and the company name was changed to Sumitomo Computer System Corporation.

Sumitomo Corporation is one of the largest worldwide Sogo shosha general trading companies, and is a diversified corporation. The company was incorporated in 1919 and is a member company of the Sumitomo Group.

Separately, CSK Corporation was established by Japanese entrepreneur, Isao Okawa [3] in 1968. The acronym CSK was derived from "Computer Service". In the 2000s, CSK failed in real estate investing, resulting in a large deficit after Okawa died in 2001. [4] [ clarification needed ] CSK also established CSK Research Institute in 1983, which was later known as CRI Middleware.

Isao Okawa was a Japanese businessman and the former Chairman of Sega.

CRI Middleware

CRI Middleware Co., Ltd. is a Japanese developer providing middleware for use in the computer and video game industry. From the early nineties, CRI was a video game developer, but shifted focus in 2001.

In April 2011, Sumitomo Corporation acquired CSK Corporation through a takeover. In October 2011, Sumitomo Computer System Corporation and CSK Corporation went through a statutory merger, in which Sumitomo Computer System absorbed CSK Corporation and was re-branded SCSK Corporation. [5]

In business, a takeover is the purchase of one company by another. In the UK, the term refers to the acquisition of a public company whose shares are listed on a stock exchange, in contrast to the acquisition of a private company.

Services

The company offers the services of system integration, cloud computing, information security and produces computer software in Japan, mostly on a B2B basis for enterprises. SCSK Corporation's business type and scope is similar to those of Itochu Techno-Solutions, Uniadex and Mitsui Knowledge Industry, which also specialize in IT services. The company has been listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (9719.TYO) since 1989, initially as Sumitomo Computer Service Corp. [6]

System integration is defined in engineering as the process of bringing together the component sub-systems into one system and ensuring that the subsystems function together as a system, and in information technology as the process of linking together different computing systems and software applications physically or functionally, to act as a coordinated whole.

Cloud computing form of Internet-based computing that provides shared computer processing resources and data to computers and other devices on demand

Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage and computing power, without direct active management by the user. The term is generally used to describe data centers available to many users over the Internet. Large clouds, predominant today, often have functions distributed over multiple locations from central servers. If the connection to the user is relatively close, it may be designated an edge server.

Information security, sometimes shortened to infosec, is the practice of protecting information by mitigating information risks. It is part of information risk management. It typically involves preventing or at least reducing the probability of unauthorized/inappropriate access, use, disclosure, disruption, deletion/destruction, corruption, modification, inspection, recording or devaluation, although it may also involve reducing the adverse impacts of incidents. Information may take any form, e.g. electronic or physical., tangible or intangible. Information security's primary focus is the balanced protection of the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data while maintaining a focus on efficient policy implementation, all without hampering organization productivity. This is largely achieved through a structured risk management process that involves:

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