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EDS Honored As Partner of the Year For Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Systems Management at 2007 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Program Awards


PLANO, Texas – EDS today proudly announced it has won the Partner of the Year Award for Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Systems Management at the 2007 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Program Awards. The company was chosen out of an international field of top Microsoft Partners as delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology. The awards were distributed at a ceremony on July 11 in Denver, CO at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.

Awards were presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from a pool of more than 1,800 entrants worldwide. EDS was recognized for superior technology and innovation in Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Systems Management. The Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Systems Management Partner of the Year award honors partners that have infrastructure practices with proven proficiency in implementing solutions based on the Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005, Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 and Data Protection Manager (DPM). These awards also recognize partners with innovative solutions that used Infrastructure Optimization Model (IOM) to advance the state of customer’s IT infrastructure using Microsoft systems management products such as MOM 2005, SMS 2003 or DPM.

“We are pleased to have EDS recognized by Microsoft, based on our current roll out of Microsoft Systems Management Server and Microsoft Operations Manager as our global standards for managing Windows servers and desktops,” said Matt Trevorrow, vice president of workplace services at EDS. “As a member of the EDS Agility Alliance, Microsoft represents the kind of best-in-class technology that helps EDS drive client productivity, growth and innovation, all while ensuring data security.”

With more than 3 million Windows-based systems under management worldwide, EDS looks to Microsoft Systems Management Server to facilitate centralized software deployment and user support. In implementing Systems Management Server, EDS achieved significant productivity gains, reducing the deployment time of security patches by 92 percent, with 90 percent coverage in five days, versus previous methods that resulted in 60 percent coverage in 50 days.

As a member of the EDS Agility Alliance, Microsoft provides the standard platform for EDS’ desktop and server operating systems, and integrated development environments. The EDS Agility Alliance benefits clients with development, management and modernization of their mission-critical applications and infrastructure, including the next generation of .NET, workplace and mobility solutions. The use of Operations Manager aligns with EDS’ global standardized work practices and contributes to the company’s “zero outages” mindset, while reducing cost and improving quality and the client experience – from the desktop to the data center.

“EDS has proven its proficiency in implementing solutions based on the Microsoft Operations Manager 2005, Systems Management Server 2003, and Data Protection Manager. We commend partners like EDS whose offerings provide repeatable value to our mutual customers,” said Peter Boit, Vice President, Enterprise Partner Sales, Microsoft Corp.

The Microsoft Partner Program Awards recognize Microsoft Partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the last year.
About the EDS Agility Alliance

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 is a leading global technology services company delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information technology outsourcing industry more than 40 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

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