EDS Positioned in the 'Leaders' Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing Services, Western Europe



    PLANO, Texas, Dec. 5 /CNW/ -- EDS, a leading global information
technology services company, today announced it has been positioned by
Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant in the 4Q07 "Data Center Outsourcing
Services, Western Europe Magic Quadrant"(i) report.
    Gartner, a leading analyst firm, considers companies positioned in the
Leaders quadrant as "performing skillfully. They have a clear vision of the
market's direction and are developing competencies to maintain their
leadership. They shape the market rather than follow it."
    "EDS began delivering outsourced data center services 45 years ago, and
it remains a staple of our business today," said Ray Cline, vice president of
EDS' Infrastructure service line. "We continue to invest and grow our
capabilities while making process improvements to ensure our clients receive
world-class service. We are pleased that Gartner placed EDS in the leaders
quadrant of this important area of our business."
    EDS was one of 12 data center outsourcing providers evaluated in the
report. According to the report "Gartner evaluated these providers on the
quality and efficacy of their processes, systems, methods and procedures that
enable each provider's performance to be competitive and effective, while
positively affecting revenue, retention and reputation."
    Earlier this year, EDS also EDS received the highest rating possible - a
"Strong Positive" - in Gartner's "MarketScope for Data Center Outsourcing,
North America, 2007."(ii)
    EDS manages more than 100 data centers around the world. EDS continues to
enhance its data center resources through standardization, improved power
efficiency and a strong commitment to zero outages. Each data center is part
of the EDS Global Services Network, a highly scalable network that provides a
common, secure method for clients to access services hosted within EDS
facilities with the capability to easily shift work loads from one part of the
EDS network to another. EDS data center services include mainframe and server
hosting, data center modernization, storage, Web and enterprise applications
hosting.
    For more information on Gartner or to get the full report, visit
http://www.gartner.com/. A cost is associated with accessing the report in its
entirety.
    
    About the Magic Quadrant
    
    The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused
with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a
marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis
of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as
defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service
depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select
only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is
intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to
action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to
this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose.
    
    About the MarketScope
    
    The MarketScope is copyrighted 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with
permission.  The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a
specific time period.  It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors
measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner.  Gartner
does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope,
and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the
highest rating.  Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with
respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose.
    
    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 http://www.eds.com.

    
    i. Gartner Research "Magic Quadrants for Data Center Outsourcing
       Services, Western Europe" by G. Tramacere, C. Da Rold and M. Calvert.
       November 13, 2007
    

    
    ii. Gartner Research "MarketScope for Data Center Outsourcing, North
        America, 2007" by Richard T. Matlus and William Maurer. October 8,
        2007
    

    
    CONTACT:
    Julie Basa - EDS
    972 605 1862
    julie.basa@eds.com
    




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For further information: Julie Basa of EDS, +1-972-605-1862, 
julie.basa@eds.com Web Site: http://www.eds.com

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