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Stephen Hilton, Executive Vice President for DXC Technology, left, addresses a crowd as Gov. John Bel Edwards, second from right, and Mayor Mitch Landrieu, right, listen at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La., Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. DXC Technology, one of the worldÕs biggest technology companies, announced that it will open a New Orleans office with plans to employ 2,000 people.

Advocate staff photo by MAX BECHERER

One of the world's biggest technology companies will open a New Orleans office, officials said Monday.

Here are five things to know about DXC Technology, which will employ 2,000 people at its New Orleans center: 

--The Virginia-based company describes itself as an "end-to-end IT services company." It formed on April 3, 2017, as a result of a merger of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprises.

--According to its website, DXC Technology has 155,000 employees in more than 70 countries. It serves nearly 6,000 private and public sector clients.

--The company is valued at more than $25 billion, making it roughly the 110th largest company in the world.

--The company's clients include Team Penske, which hired it to help streamline tasks and data for the American pro racing team's engineers. It also worked with German airline Lufthansa to make its data more readily available to developers to improve traveler services.

--The company trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “DXC” and is a component of the S&P 500 index.