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Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in October 2004
We received a call today from a former EDS worker laid off last year from one of the company's New Jersey facilities. She reports receiving a letter the other day from the state's employment commission indicating EDS is contesting her unemployment insurance payments.
On Monday, EDS said it would delay its third quarter earnings announcement until November 3rd. It seems the company is mulling whether to write down some assets related to its NMCI Intranet contract.
The delay is related to a problematic $6.9 billion contract to build an intranet for the Navy and Marine Corp.
IBM wants to help China's small businesses get connected to global players
IBM will work with small and midsize businesses across China to help them build the infrastructures they need to better connect with their much bigger trading partners.
In the $180 million deal, Dun & Bradstreet will turn over operation of its customer-service and financial-processing functions to IBM.
Satyam Computer Services plans to open operational centers in Hungary and Brazil as it looks to compete on a more-even footing with international rivals such as EDS and IBM.
Revenue jumps 17% and net income 45% for outsourcer with operations in U.S., U.K., Canada, and India.
Products from Cisco, Dell, EMC, Microsoft, Sun, and Xerox will form the backbone of EDS' Agile Enterprise offering--essentially an outsourced IT infrastructure on which EDS plans to offer advanced technology services such as pay-as-you-go computing and capacity on demand.
The worldwide market for offshore IT services will grow to $17 billion in 2008 from $7 billion in 2003.
The IT services firm credits increased contracts with financial-services companies and governmental agencies for its strong performance.
Under the $1.35 billion deal, CSC will provide help-desk, network, security, and telecommunications services at more than 80 Ascension facilities across the country.
Computer maker intends to apply its intellectual property to rapidly changing market
The company is opening a technology center in France to showcase how mainframes can be used for back-office tasks such as account reconciliation and funds tracking.
HP senior VP Kevin Gilroy says small- and medium-size business owners should seek out value-added resellers that offer more than just integration services.
A new IBM executive group aims to use the company's intellectual property to promote open source and open standards.
Oversight group will ensure that new products support industry standards and open-source architectures
General Motors will see its 10-year, master service agreement with EDS through to its June 2006 expiration.