EDS Awarded $715 Million Contract for Bristol-Myers Squibb Information Services



    
    Flexible scope and scale of EDS services allow Bristol-Myers Squibb to
    focus on core biopharmaceutical business
    

    PLANO, Texas, Dec. 10 /CNW/ -- EDS today announced a seven-year, $715
million information technology (IT) services contract that calls for EDS to
deliver IT infrastructure services to Bristol-Myers Squibb.
    "Leveraging EDS' expertise, scope and scale will allow the company to
improve productivity so Bristol-Myers Squibb can remain focused on what it
does best -- help patients prevail over serious disease," said Paul von
Autenried, vice president, Information Management Shared Services,
Bristol-Myers Squibb.
    EDS will manage Bristol-Myers Squibb's IT environment, which includes the
company's critical operations data at Bristol-Myers Squibb data centers around
the world. The contract initially covers IT services in the Americas and Asia
Pacific regions, with the opportunity to include Europe, the Middle East and
Africa. Additionally, EDS will provide computer capacity to Bristol-Myers
Squibb from its data center in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
    EDS will also provide multi-language field-level and help desk support
for the Bristol-Myers Squibb employees' computing environment. This includes
the company's sales, scientific and SAP systems and employee workstations in a
number of countries around the world.
    The agility, flexibility and redundancy of EDS' Global Services Network
offers cost savings while improving global competitiveness with the ability to
operate in a leveraged and secure global environment. It also provides the
ability to scale up or down based on business needs and mitigates risk by
spreading out computing power to multiple locations.
    "This biopharmaceutical pioneer is a significant addition to EDS'
healthcare customer base. Our goal is to help Bristol-Myers Squibb's global
competitiveness by delivering innovative, thought-leading IT services," said
Jeff Kelly, executive vice president, EDS Americas. "As a leader and important
partner in healthcare transformation, EDS helps healthcare organizations
worldwide address critical business challenges through IT, allowing companies
like Bristol-Myers Squibb to lead in the fight against disease."
    As part of this agreement, EDS Agility Alliance partners EMC, Microsoft,
Oracle and SAP will provide products and services to Bristol-Myers Squibb,
furthering efforts to increase productivity, mitigate risk and lower costs.
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.
    EDS founded the healthcare information technology services industry more
than 45 years ago. Today, EDS touches more than 200 million lives daily and
performs 2.4 billion healthcare transactions annually, including 1 billion in
healthcare claims annually. EDS is the nation's largest provider of Medicaid
and Medicare process management services, administering $95 billion in
benefits a year and serves as fiscal agent or principal IT provider for
Medicaid in 21 states. With more than 9,000 professionals dedicated to
supporting healthcare clients worldwide, EDS' global healthcare experience
spans payer, provider, government and life science communities.
    
    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.
    The statements in this news release that are not historical statements,
including statements regarding the amount of new contract values, are forward-
looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These
statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are
beyond EDS' control, which could cause actual results to differ materially
from such statements.  For information concerning these risks and
uncertainties, see EDS' most recent Form 10-K.  EDS disclaims any intention or
obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    
    CONTACT:
    Travis Jacobsen -- EDS
    972.797.8751
    travis.jacobsen@eds.com
    




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For further information: Travis Jacobsen of EDS, +1-972-797-8751, 
travis.jacobsen@eds.com Web Site: http://www.eds.com

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