EDS Signs Hosting Agreement With Susan G. Komen For the Cure
PLANO, Texas and DALLAS – EDS today announced a five-year, server management services agreement with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. The contract was signed in the fourth quarter of 2007, and financial terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.
Under this new agreement, EDS will manage Komen for the Cure’s server environment, including planning, configuring, hosting and ongoing server support, allowing the organization to remain focused on being the global leader in the fight against breast cancer.
“Strengthening our information technology infrastructure gives Susan G. Komen for the Cure the foundation to deliver new capabilities that will accelerate the promise to end breast cancer,” said Justin Ricketts, vice president, information technology at Komen. “EDS’ cost-effective and secure solution provides us with the server agility and reliability needed to change and flex as our organization grows.”
EDS Server Management Services optimally deploy, monitor and manage servers through standardization, virtualization, automation and ITIL-based best practices.
“EDS has developed a strong relationship with Susan G. Komen for the Cure – first by supporting the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® globally and now through information technology services,” said Sean Kenny, vice president, EDS Global Healthcare Industry. “By entrusting its enterprise server environment to EDS, Komen can stay focused on its goals of finding the cures for breast cancer and serving those around the world touched by the disease.”
In addition to supporting Komen through IT services, EDS employees participated in more than 16 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure events around the world in 2007, including Races in Germany and Italy. EDS has been the local presenting sponsor of the Komen North Texas Race for the Cure® since 2004. Last year, with more than 12,000 participants, the North Texas Race was held at EDS’ global headquarters in Plano, Texas. EDS will once again host this year’s Race, put on by Komen’s North Texas Affiliate, on June 7, 2008.
EDS has served the healthcare industry for more than 40 years. Today, EDS touches more than 200 million lives daily and performs 2.4 billion healthcare transactions annually, including 1 billion in healthcare claims annually. EDS is the nation’s largest provider of Medicaid and Medicare process management services, administering $95 billion in benefits a year and serves as fiscal agent or principal IT provider for Medicaid in 21 states. With more than 9,000 professionals dedicated to supporting healthcare clients worldwide, EDS’ global healthcare experience spans payer, provider, government and life science communities.
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