EDS Receives 'Strong Positive' Rating for Data Center Outsourcing



    PLANO, Texas, Oct. 17 /CNW/ -- EDS, a leading information technology
services company, today announced it has received the highest rating possible
-- a "strong positive" -- in Gartner's "MarketScope for Data Center
Outsourcing, North America, 2007."(i)
    Gartner, a leading analyst firm, considers companies receiving a "strong
positive" rating to be solid providers of strategic products, services or
solutions and recommends existing customers continue investments with these
companies while potential customers consider these vendors a strong, strategic
choice.
    "Data center services are a fundamental part of EDS' business and one of
our core competencies," said Ray Cline, vice president of EDS' Infrastructure
service line. "Gartner's 'strong positive' rating further validates our
position in the data center outsourcing market and supports EDS' commitment to
providing innovative and secure data center services to improve productivity
and enable growth for our clients around the world."
    EDS was one of 17 vendors evaluated in the report. Evaluation criteria
included market understanding, vertical/industry strategy, innovation,
product/service, overall viability, customer experience and operations.
    EDS began delivering outsourced data center services 45 years ago and
today 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/. There may be costs associated with accessing the
report in its entirety.
    
    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.
    
    MarketScope Disclaimer
    
    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.

    
    (i) 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                 
http://www.gartner.com

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