Dell and EDS Form Marketing Alliance

Dell and EDS will allign to jointly market their products in the United States. Under the agreement, Dell will sell its client computer systems combined with EDS services. EDS will expand its use of Dell PowerEdge servers and client products in all Dell-based Web hosting opportunities and desktop management service offerings.

As part of the agreement, the companies announced a pre-packaged seat management service for Dell Latitude notebooks, OptiPlex desktop computer systems and Precision workstation products targeted at small-to-medium sized enterprises (1,000 to 10,000 employees).

EDS services include end user help desk service, asset management, hardware maintenance, configuration management and install/move/add/change (IMAC). These services can be bundled with a Dell hardware solution for a monthly fee. Additional services, such as training, remote server monitoring and consulting, are also available.

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