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EDS is a professional services firm that applies consulting,
information and technology in innovative and productive ways to enable
clients to improve their overall performance, extend their enterprise ahead
of the competition and better serve their customers.
Through a comprehensive portfolio of service offerings that includes
electronic business and the latest exciting Internet technology, EDS is the
provider of choice for thousands of leading enterprises and governments
around the globe.
EDS' business is making clients more successful: the company works with
clients and business partners to provide thought leadership and to create
measurable value by unleashing the full potential of information and
technology. One of EDS' driving principles is that how technology is used
is much more important than technology itself. EDS views technology as a
tool for addressing business issues and creating opportunities for clients.
The company combines its wide range of industry knowledge, broad technical
experience and expertise and deep business insight to provide services that
meet and exceed clients' requirements anywhere in the world - in a
competitively priced, customized manner.
EDS is highly innovative in using technology to solve business problems and
help clients in such areas as improving customer service, enhancing the
quality of their products and even getting to market ahead of the
competition. EDS is constantly looking for ways for it and its clients to
be more competitive.
EDS was founded in 1962 and has been a leader in the information and
technology field for 36 years. The company has more than 110,000 employees
and serves clients in 47 countries in such industries as manufacturing,
aerospace, health care, financial, insurance, food, retail, travel and
transportation, energy and communications. EDS also has many clients in the
government arena - at the state and local level as well as the national
level. It provides all of the information technology services for the State
of South Australia, for example, as well as similar services for Great
Britain's taxing agency, the Inland Revenue. Among EDS' commercial clients
are MCIWorldcom, Chevron, General Motors Corporation, Commonwealth Bank of
Australia and BellSouth.
The company's services portfolio is made up of four service lines - Systems
and Technology Services, Management Consulting, Business Process Management
and Electronic Business. Each of these areas has tremendous growth
potential, and each contains a wide assortment of related service offerings.
EDS stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange and the London Stock
Exchange under the symbol EDS. The company is very strong financially: it
registered revenues of $16.89 billion in 1998 and has signed new contracts
valued at more than $28 billion in just the past two years. EDS has a
"backlog" of client commitments of more than $70 billion and has a robust
pipeline of new-business opportunities.
EDS is committed to being a great place to work, a trusted business partner
and an attractive investment.
For more information about the company, please visit the EDS Web site.