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EDS Advanced Solutions Signs $586 Million Agreement to Improve British Columbia Government Data Services


VICTORIA, British Columbia, EDS Advanced Solutions, a subsidiary of EDS, an HP company, today announced it has signed an agreement with the British Columbia Ministry of Labour and Citizens’ Services for hosting and data centre services.

The contract is valued at approximately $586 million calculated over 12 years.

Under the new agreement, EDS Advanced Solutions will consolidate, standardize and manage the computing, information storage and data center operations across the province.

EDS Advanced Solutions will manage the province’s server and storage systems and consolidate them from the existing eight data centers into two new centers.

HP and EDS Agility Alliance partners will provide services, products and solutions as a part of this agreement.

In compliance with British Columbia’s leading position in privacy protection, EDS Advanced Solutions enforces strict provisions that meet or exceed the province’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

“The EDS Advanced Solutions team will deliver data management and storage that is secure as well as socially and fiscally responsible,” said Jim Hamilton, president of EDS Advanced Solutions, an EDS subsidiary. “With EDS, we have a total of 50 years of experience and superior business transition skills that will help deliver outstanding and innovative results.”

EDS Advanced Solutions has offered full-time employment to all unionized ministry employees affected by this agreement competitive with their current employment terms.

About EDS Advanced Solutions Inc.
EDS Advanced Solutions Inc. is a subsidiary of EDS, an HP company. Incorporated in May 2004, the company is headquartered at the Vancouver Island Technology Park in Victoria, British Columbia, enabling its employees to deliver outstanding services in a state-of-the-art complex. As EDS Canada’s unionized service delivery channel, EDS Advanced Solutions delivers world class business process and information technology outsourcing services in a professional and labour-friendly environment. The company collaborates with industry-leading partners to provide the best possible solutions for its customers. Visit online at

About EDS
EDS, an HP company, is a leading global technology services provider, delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information technology outsourcing industry nearly 50 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad portfolio of information technology, applications 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.

About HP
HP, the world’s largest technology company, simplifies the technology experience for consumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at


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