Stevenson Named One of the Most Powerful Women in the Technology Channel
CMP Channel's VARBusiness Magazine
PLANO, Texas, Aug. 7 /CNW/ -- EDS, a leading global technology services
provider, today announced Kim Stevenson, EDS vice president of Enterprise
Service Management, was named one of the most powerful women in the technology
channel by CMP Channel's VARBusiness Magazine, the leading source of channel
intelligence and strategic insight for information technology (IT) solution
"Kim is well respected at EDS and within the IT industry for her
technology and business expertise and leadership," said Steve Heidt, EDS vice
president, Service Delivery Operations. "She has been instrumental in
developing innovative solutions to improve productivity and enable growth for
both EDS and our clients. We congratulate Kim on being recognized as a leader
in the channel by VARBusiness."
Stevenson oversees the global development and delivery of EDS'
information technology services, EDS' data center facilities worldwide and
client infrastructure engineering. In this capacity, she is responsible for
the service delivery and solution engineering for over 450 clients globally.
Stevenson played a key role in EDS' ability to grow 2006 contract signings in
the areas of network and infrastructure by 36 percent year over year and
expand its operating margin in those areas by four percent during the same
period through the implementation of automated intelligent network and server
Additionally, Stevenson is a member of EDS' Corporate Diversity Council,
external auditors management board and Technology Governance Board, which
establishes direction for and provides guidance to the EDS technical
community, including EDS fellows and EDS distinguished systems engineers. She
also writes an industry blog about quality IT operations and their impact on
customer service entitled "The Goal: Customer Service in the IT Industry" for
eds.com and serves as executive sponsor of EDS' Global Women's Network, an EDS
employee group started to connect women throughout the organization.
The second annual VARBusiness Power 50 Women of the Channel awards honor
the female executives making the biggest impact in the IT channel. The list
celebrates outstanding female leaders and role models for other women in the
traditionally male-dominated IT industry.
"Successful channel partner programs are made so through the dedication
of the channel executives who oversee them. The CMP Channel is proud to honor
those women whose commitment to the channel has improved the profitability of
their solution provider partners," said Robert C. DeMarzo, vice president and
editorial director, CMP Channel.
The Power 50 Women of the Channel were chosen by CMP Channel editors who
combed through a large number of candidates to identify the most outstanding
and influential female channel executives.
About VARBusiness (http://www.varbusiness.com)
For the past 20 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been the
gateway to the commercial and public sector (or government) Solution Provider
community. The VARBusiness integrated platform of media opportunities provides
strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining
research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services,
enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their
businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness offerings lead vendors and
distributors to unprecedented access to the most powerful strategic Solution
Providers in the market. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous
industry awards for both editorial content and design.
About CMP Channel Group (http://www.cmpchannelgroup.com)
CMP Channel Group is the one stop shop customers turn to in order to meet
their global sales channel objectives from access to execution. Through use of
its family of channel solutions which include CRN and VARBusiness, the
ChannelWeb network, the Group's XChange worldwide face-to-face conferences and
the Institute for Partner Education & Development (IPED), vendors are able to
accelerate sales through the channel. CMP Channel Group provides a worldwide
answer to advertising, branding and marketing services, lead generation,
market intelligence, branded and custom events, education of solution
providers and best practices for vendors.
About CMP Technology (http://www.cmp.com)
CMP Technology is a marketing-solutions company serving the technology
industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands,
CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other
media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight
and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that
yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United
Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com), a global provider of news
distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization
of more than $3 billion.
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.
Julie Basa - EDS Dan Neel - CMP Channel
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