EDS Signs IT Outsourcing and Transformation Agreement With CAT Group



    PLANO, Texas, July 21 /CNW/ -- EDS today said it has signed a seven-year
agreement with the CAT Group, a worldwide provider of transport and logistics
services, to develop, integrate, deploy and support the company's software
applications. Financial terms were not disclosed.
    This contract builds upon an information technology (IT) infrastructure
agreement CAT Group awarded to EDS in 2005. Under that agreement, which
includes network management and governance and continues through 2015, EDS
manages the CAT Group's entire IT infrastructure, which includes 2,000 work
stations at 131 sites in 19 countries.
    "For the past three years, EDS has combined its technical and functional
expertise and business knowledge to guarantee our infrastructure delivers
innovation and high performance," said Alejandro Forbes, CEO of the CAT Group.
"The commitment and professionalism of the team at EDS can clearly be seen
every day throughout our projects. It was a logical decision to entrust the
management of all our applications to EDS. With this new agreement, we are
expecting a high level of IT cost optimisation, valued at about $44 million
over the next five years."
    "As our client's business ally, we are delighted and proud to announce
the renewal and extension of our relationship with the CAT Group," said Jim
Dullum, vice president, EDS Global Transportation Industry. "This new
agreement clearly recognises our ability to manage the application assets of
an international enterprise. It represents an important and strategic
relationship between CAT Group and EDS."
    As a leading transportation IT services provider, EDS' end-to-end
capabilities encompass air carriers, airports, cruise lines, hotel companies,
logistics and modal providers, and major reservations networks. More than
9,000 EDS employees bring world-class technology solutions and infrastructure
to help more than 300 transportation and travel-related clients sustain
competitive advantage in a highly dynamic global market.
    
    About CAT
    
    CAT Group is a leading automotive logistics company. It provides finished
vehicle logistics and related value-added services as well as a full logistics
service for vehicle spare parts, motorcycles and industrial products
worldwide. It employs over 2,800 people with a turnover of euro 1,070 M in
2007.
    In 2007, CAT Group delivered more than 2.4 million new vehicles and in
excess of 800,000 tonnes of cargo.
    
    About EDS
    
    EDS is a leading global technology services company delivering business
solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information technology outsourcing
industry more than 46 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                Aude Chenebaux - EDS France
       +1 972 605 0978                       01 55 62 32 03
       annabelle.baxter@eds.com              aude.chenebaux@eds.com

    




For further information:

For further information: Annabelle Baxter, +1-972-605-0978,
annabelle.baxter@eds.com, or France, Aude Chenebaux, 01 55 62 32 03,
aude.chenebaux@eds.com, both of EDS, Web Site: http://www.eds.com

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