- Marks major move toward standard information technology environment
across Singapore public sector
PLANO, Texas and SINGAPORE, Feb. 28 /CNW/ -- Today, Infocomm Development
Authority of Singapore (IDA) announced the award of an eight-year information
technology (IT) services deal worth approximately S$1.3 billion (US$1 billion)
to EDS, leader of the oneMeridian consortium. This deal represents one of the
largest IT projects ever undertaken in Asia.
This agreement will help the Singapore government achieve a standard
desktop, network and messaging/collaboration environment across its public
sector by the end of fiscal year 2010. Called the Standard ICT Operating
Environment (SOEasy) project, the Singapore government's overall goal is to
help public sector employees work more efficiently and improve the public
sector's agility and ability to deliver quality services to the country's
citizens and businesses.
Through SOEasy, Singapore's public sector employees across all
ministries, departments and statutory boards will have secure, universal
access to integrated voice, video and data communications. The common
environment will improve security and enable employees to connect and
collaborate seamlessly within and across agencies using tools like instant
messaging, desktop video conferencing and whiteboard sharing. SOEasy also will
periodically integrate the most up-to-date commercial technologies and
centralize IT budgeting and expenditures.
"As the leader of the oneMeridian consortium, EDS is proud to have been
selected as the trusted partner of the Singapore government for this marquee
account," said Michael Coomer, EDS Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific.
"Given our track record in delivering solutions of this scale, we are
confident we can provide a state-of-the-art operating environment for
Singapore's next generation public service offerings."
oneMeridian, the EDS-led consortium, brings together best-of-breed
partners combining local expertise and global experience. The strong
governance framework embedded in the solution, together with a vendor neutral
position, will support the transformation of the Singapore Public Service
Tan Tong Hai, President and Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Computer
Systems Limited (SCS), said, "Being the key local partner for oneMeridian, SCS
is most delighted with this win. We will do our utmost to support our
consortium to deliver the project."
Under this new contract, EDS will lead the oneMeridian consortium in
providing desktop services, messaging and collaboration services, network
services and common services (procurement, billing, change management,
management reporting, computing lifecycle, backup, and security).
Eventually, the SOEasy network will link approximately 60,000
workstations and laptop computers at 74 public agencies across Singapore and
"oneMeridian represents a comprehensive, leading-edge approach that will
help create an agile work environment across the entire breadth of the
Singapore government," said Stephen Yeo, EDS Executive Director, Southeast
Asia. "EDS and oneMeridian share with the Singapore Government a vision to
turn the Standard ICT Operating Environment (SOEasy) programme into an example
of excellence in IT management, collaboration and value generation."
Led by EDS, oneMeridian is a consortium that includes Singapore Computer
Systems (SCS), Frontline Technologies Corporation Ltd, Fuji Xerox, Avanade,
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Microsoft and SingTel.
Included in this contract win are members of the EDS Agility Alliance, a
coalition of companies globally recognized for their quality, products and
value to clients. Its mission is to innovate, develop and deliver the EDS
Agile Enterprise Platform - EDS' next-generation global delivery system.
Together, EDS and its Agility Alliance partners collaborate to design, build
and run a market-leading services platform and develop technology-based
services to deliver tangible client results. EDS Agility Alliance partners
include Cisco, EMC, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sun Microsystems and Xerox.
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.
The statements in this news release that are not historical statements,
including statements regarding the amount of new contract values, are forward-
looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These
statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are
beyond EDS' control, which could cause actual results to differ materially
from such statements. For information concerning these risks and
uncertainties, see EDS' most recent Form 10-K. EDS disclaims any intention or
obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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