May 22 2008

EDS To Be Bought?

Category: In The MediaChrisM @ 8:25 pm

My last employer in the UK – EDS (Electronic Data Systems) looks like it may be bought by Hewlett Packard (HP). Given that HP is one of EDS’ biggest customers, this is an interesting move, though I have to admit I don’t quite understand the benefits that HP would reap with such a purchase.

As a world leading IT services provider (which is a slightly scary fact, having worked for them), EDS has a finger in a lot of pies globally, taking contracts with many different companies. If you get bored enough, you might find the PPrune (Professional Pilots’ Rumour Network) thread on the issues created by EDS’ taking over of the RAF’s payroll and admin services. It hasn’t been updated since the end of last year, so who knows, perhaps all the major goof ups have been sorted?

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