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EDS Receives EMC Information Infrastructure Innovation Award

PLANO, Texas, May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EDS today announced EMC recently honored the company with the EMC Information Infrastructure Innovation Award for Global Alliance Partners for 2007.

PLANO, Texas, May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — EDS today announced EMC recently honored the company with the EMC Information Infrastructure Innovation Award for Global Alliance Partners for 2007.

The award recognizes EDS for outstanding work, combining its core expertise and engineering resources with EMC's broad technology portfolio in delivering information infrastructure services to customers. Information infrastructure services, such as EDS Storage Management Services and EDS Enterprise Security Event Management, enable customers to enjoy the benefits of having their businesses managed efficiently, securely and cost-effectively.

"Global Alliance partners play a critical role in pioneering solutions and services that unlock more value from EMC's technology portfolio. We're happy to recognize the blending of EMC's industry-leading technology with EDS' value-added knowledge, experience and engineering resources to make it easier for clients to manage, protect and secure critical information in complex, heterogeneous data centers," said EMC's Frank Hauck, executive vice president, Global Marketing and Customer Satisfaction.

"This achievement validates not only EDS' expertise in infrastructure services, but also the importance of the EDS Agility Alliance in bringing innovative products to our clients," said Tom Egan, senior vice president of EDS Americas Operations and EMC alliance executive sponsor. "EDS prides itself on being our clients' business ally. We do this by developing and delivering high-quality infrastructure services that provide business value, improve productivity and ultimately enable growth for our clients around the world."

EDS works with EDS Agility Alliance partner EMC to help design, build and manage intelligent, flexible and secure information infrastructures for its customers. These infrastructures are the versatile foundations that enable organizations to implement their information life cycle strategies, secure their critical information assets, leverage their content for competitive advantage, automate their data center operations and reduce power and cooling costs.

EDS manages petabytes of EMC storage globally. Two key offerings that demonstrate EDS' innovation are EDS Storage Management Services and EDS Enterprise Security Event Management (ESEM). These offerings utilize products across EMC's broad portfolio, including Storage Platforms, Virtual Tape, Backup Software, Disaster Recovery Software, Virtualization, Enterprise Management tools and RSA(R) enVision(R) platform.

The EDS Agility Alliance is 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.

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.

CONTACT: Annabelle Baxter – EDS Julie Basa – EDS 972 605 0978 972 605 1862 annabelle.baxter@eds.com julie.basa@eds.com

SOURCE Electronic Data Systems Corporation; EDS

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