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StorageTek will continue to outsource to EDS a portion of its IT infrastructure, application maintenance and support. Additionally basic call center functions o f its global services have been added to the agreement. As a result of the agree ment, approximately 300 StorageTek employees will be offered positions with EDS.
"Extending and expanding the alliance is part of an ongoing evaluation of company assets to maximize efficiencies," said Roy Perry, StorageTek vice president, Global Supply Chain. "This is one more way to unleash trapped profitability and drive profitable revenue growth. Our Louisville IT function will continue as an early test function for StorageTek solutions and will continue to serve as a valuable resource for customers," said Perry.
Paulett Eberhart, U.S. president of EDS’ Information Solutions line of business, said, “The decade-long extension, coupled with an expanded scope of services provided, is proof positive of the value clients like StorageTek place on EDS’ ability to deliver service excellence. We are excited to welcome transitioning StorageTek employees to the EDS family. The opportunity for professional growth is significant at EDS, and we welcome the talent these individuals bring to our company."
Angel Garcia, StorageTek vice president, International Services, said, "StorageTek global services will continue to deliver superior customer support through th is agreement with EDS as well as with StorageTek’s field, remote, and technical support capabilities. Our customer first initiative continues to be an important part of our strategy moving forward. We’re pleased to be extending our relationship with this agreement."
StorageTek (NYSE:STK), a $2 billion worldwide company with headquarters in Louisville, Colo., delivers a broad range of storage solutions for digitized data. StorageTek solutions are easy to manage and allow universal access to data across servers, media types and storage networks. StorageTek is the innovator and global leader in virtual storage solutions for tape automation, disk storage systems and storage networking. Because of StorageTek, customers can manage and leverage their digital assets as their businesses grow and can maximize IT productivity to ensure enterprise-class business continuity. For more information, see www.st oragetek.com, or call 800 786 7835.
EDS, the leading global services company, provides strategy, implementation and hosting for clients managing the business and technology complexities of the dig ital economy. EDS brings together the world’s best technologies to address critical client business imperatives. It helps clients eliminate boundaries, c ollaborate in new ways, establish their customers’ trust and continuously s eek improvement. EDS, with its management consulting subsidiary, A.T. Kearney, serves the world’s leading companies and governments in 60 countries. EDS reported revenues of $21.5 billion in 2001. The company’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EDS) and the London Stock Exchange.
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