Changing the Game
Ursula M. Burns called the deal “a game changer.”
This is hard to imagine when you are Xerox, once an anchor in every office, and the company you are acquiring barely registers a furrow upon mentioning.
But Burns, Xerox’ chief executive, has seen a sea change jolting the biggest and brightest technology suppliers. So when the company picked up Affiliated Computer Services—an outsourcing services company—for $6.4 billion, it was more than just another brief in the local business section. It was a recognition of change and the role Xerox will play in this evolving game.