DALLAS and PLANO, Texas, Jan. 29 /CNW/ -- EDS today announced a
five-year, server management services agreement with Susan G. Komen for the
Cure, the world's largest and most progressive grassroots network of breast
cancer survivors and activists. The contract was signed in the fourth quarter
of 2007, and financial terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.
Under this new agreement, EDS will manage Komen for the Cure's server
environment, including planning, configuring, hosting and ongoing server
support, allowing the organization to remain focused on being the global
leader in the fight against breast cancer.
"Strengthening our information technology infrastructure gives Susan G.
Komen for the Cure the foundation to deliver new capabilities that will
accelerate the promise to end breast cancer," said Justin Ricketts, vice
president, information technology at Komen. "EDS' cost-effective and secure
solution provides us with the server agility and reliability needed to change
and flex as our organization grows."
EDS Server Management Services optimally deploy, monitor and manage
servers through standardization, virtualization, automation and ITIL-based
"EDS has developed a strong relationship with Susan G. Komen for the Cure
-- first by supporting the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure(R) globally and
now through information technology services," said Sean Kenny, vice president,
EDS Global Healthcare Industry. "By entrusting its enterprise server
environment to EDS, Komen can stay focused on its goals of finding the cures
for breast cancer and serving those around the world touched by the disease."
In addition to supporting Komen through IT services, EDS employees
participated in more than 16 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure events around
the world in 2007, including Races in Germany and Italy. EDS has been the
local presenting sponsor of the Komen North Texas Race for the Cure(R) since
2004. Last year, with more than 12,000 participants, the North Texas Race was
held at EDS' global headquarters in Plano, Texas. EDS will once again host
this year's Race, put on by Komen's North Texas Affiliate, on June 7, 2008.
EDS has served the healthcare industry for more than 40 years. 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
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do
everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise
became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer
movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network
of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower
people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.
Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested nearly $1
billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds
dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more
information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer,
visit http://www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.
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.
Julie Basa Emily Callahan
EDS Susan G. Komen for the Cure
972 605 1862 972 855 1607
For further information:
For further information: Julie Basa of EDS, +1-972-605-1862,
email@example.com; or Emily Callahan of Susan G. Komen for the Cure,
+1-972-855-1607, ECallahan@komen.org Web Site: http://www.eds.com