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EDS Agility Alliance Wins 2008 ASAP Alliance Program Excellence Award
[February 28, 2008]

EDS Agility Alliance Wins 2008 ASAP Alliance Program Excellence Award

(Canada Newswire English Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge) Attention Business And Technology Editors

PLANO, Texas and BOSTON, Feb. 28 /CNW/ -- EDS today announced that the EDS Agility Alliance has been given the 2008 ASAP Alliance Excellence Award, in an annual competition that honors outstanding alliances. The award for Alliance Program Excellence was given to EDS for its Agility Alliance program, acknowledging EDS' systematic, world-class approach to forming and managing an integrated portfolio of major alliances, including Cisco Systems, EMC, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sun Microsystems, and Xerox Corporation. Winners of ASAP's Alliance Excellence Awards exemplify alliance best practices, innovation and organizational impact, often developing novel approaches in achieving results through collaboration.

"We are honored to have the EDS Agility Alliance recognized by ASAP," said Greg Robins, director of global alliances for EDS. "This honor further validates our commitment to providing best-in-class services to our clients. EDS and its Agility Alliance partners collaborate to offer the applications, business processes and IT solutions clients need to meet their business requirements."

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.

"This year's awards process attracted a stellar group of nominees and truly exceptional winners," noted Nick Palmer, chairman of ASAP's Awards Committee. "The increasing quality of nominees only confirms the growing impact of alliances and the awareness of the value of effective alliance management."

About The Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP)
Founded in 1999, ASAP is the leading global professional association dedicated to alliance formation and practice. With a global presence of 1800 members, it provides a forum to exchange partner/alliance best practices. It also offers a certification program in alliance management.

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 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

Annabelle Baxter - EDS Kathryn Doran - The Association of
Strategic Alliance Professionals
972 605 0978 781 972 1340
Annabelle Baxter of Electronic Data Systems Corporation, +1-972-605-0978,; or Kathryn Doran of The Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals, +1-781-972-1340, Web Site:

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