Leading Analyst Firm Positions EDS in the 'Leaders' Quadrant for Storage Services



    PLANO, Texas, Aug. 1 /CNW/ -- EDS, a leading global information
technology services company, today announced it has been positioned by
Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant in the 2008 "Magic Quadrant for Storage
Professional and Support Services"(i) report.
    Gartner, a leading analyst firm, states companies positioned in the
Leaders quadrant "are performing well today, have a clear vision of market
direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership
positions in the market. Service providers in this quadrant have a strong
worldwide presence, provide a broad range of services, invest in innovative
service tools and technologies and articulate a clear vision of current and
future customer requirements and storage service solutions."
    "As the amount of data grows exponentially, EDS continues to deliver
high-value storage services to meet our clients' increased demand for
availability, security and performance," said Mike Koehler, executive vice
president of Global ITO Services. "Our clients turn to EDS as their business
ally to ensure their information is stored and protected in a manner that
meets their business objectives."
    EDS was one of 11 storage service providers evaluated in the report in
the categories of storage hardware maintenance and support services; storage
software maintenance and support services; storage consulting service; storage
implementation services; and storage management services.
    EDS Storage Services, which include Storage Management Services, Backup
and Restore Services, and Archive and Compliance Services, enables clients to
better manage information throughout its life cycle. These services provide
the basic foundation to optimize the client's storage environment based on
dynamic information needs, active placement of information and its business
value to the enterprise. EDS Storage Services integrates key technology from
our EDS Agility Alliance partners EMC and Sun, providing flexible multi-client
utility or single client fixed capacity services.
    For more information on Gartner or to get the full report, visit
http://www.gartner.com/. A cost may be associated with accessing the report in
its entirety.
    
    About the Magic Quadrant
    
    The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 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 EDS
    
    EDS (NYSE:   EDS) is a leading global technology services company
delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information
technology outsourcing industry more than 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.

    
    (i)  Gartner Research  "Magic Quadrant for Storage Profession and Support
         Services" by A. Couture, R. Passmore, July 30, 2008
    

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

    




For further information:

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

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