EDS Agility Alliance Wins 2008 ASAP Alliance Program Excellence Award



    PLANO, Texas and BOSTON, Feb. 28 /CNW/ -- EDS today announced that the
EDS Agility Alliance has been given the 2008 ASAP Alliance Excellence Award,
in an annual competition that honors outstanding alliances. The award for
Alliance Program Excellence was given to EDS for its Agility Alliance program,
acknowledging EDS' systematic, world-class approach to forming and managing an
integrated portfolio of major alliances, including Cisco Systems, EMC,
Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sun Microsystems, and Xerox Corporation. Winners of
ASAP's Alliance Excellence Awards exemplify alliance best practices,
innovation and organizational impact, often developing novel approaches in
achieving results through collaboration.
    "We are honored to have the EDS Agility Alliance recognized by ASAP,"
said Greg Robins, director of global alliances for EDS. "This honor further
validates our commitment to providing best-in-class services to our clients.
EDS and its Agility Alliance partners collaborate to offer the applications,
business processes and IT solutions clients need to meet their business
requirements."
    The EDS Agility Alliance is a coalition of companies globally recognized
for their quality, products and value to clients. Its mission is to innovate,
develop and deliver the EDS Agile Enterprise Platform -- EDS' next-generation
global delivery system. Together, EDS and its Agility Alliance partners
collaborate to design, build and run a market-leading services platform and
develop technology-based services to deliver tangible client results. EDS
Agility Alliance partners include Cisco, EMC, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sun
Microsystems and Xerox.
    "This year's awards process attracted a stellar group of nominees and
truly exceptional winners," noted Nick Palmer, chairman of ASAP's Awards
Committee. "The increasing quality of nominees only confirms the growing
impact of alliances and the awareness of the value of effective alliance
management."
    
    About The Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP)
    
    Founded in 1999, ASAP is the leading global professional association
dedicated to alliance formation and practice. With a global presence of 1800
members, it provides a forum to exchange partner/alliance best practices.  It
also offers a certification program in alliance management.
http://www.strategic-alliances.org.
    
    About EDS
    
    EDS (NYSE:   EDS) is a leading global technology services company
delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information
technology outsourcing industry 45 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad
portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing services
to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare,
communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries and
to governments around the world. Learn more at eds.com.

    
     CONTACT:
     Annabelle Baxter - EDS              Kathryn Doran - The Association of
                                         Strategic Alliance Professionals
     972 605 0978                        781 972 1340
     annabelle.baxter@eds.com            kdoran@strategic-alliances.org
    




For further information:

For further information: Annabelle Baxter of Electronic Data Systems 
Corporation, +1-972-605-0978, annabelle.baxter@eds.com; or Kathryn Doran of 
The Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals, +1-781-972-1340, 
kdoran@strategic-alliances.org Web Site: http://www.eds.com                 
http://www.strategic-alliances.org

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