York International and EDS Sign Outsourcing Agreement
Sep 10, 2003
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York International, a maker of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration products, and EDS, a supplier of information-technology (IT) and business process outsourcing services, announced a 10-year, U.S. $426 million IT outsourcing agreement.

EDS will design, implement, and operate a flexible, end-to-end solution to support York's business transformation, including York's global network, desktop, and hosting environment. According to York, EDS will support its efforts to focus and invest in the future growth of service in its operations, new product development, enhanced distribution, and the development of new markets.

"Partnering with EDS provides York with a flexible IT environment that will accommodate change and allow us to meet our current business requirements as well as future challenges," said David Kornblatt, chief financial officer, York International. "EDS brings best-in-class technology, resources, and innovation to manage complexity and rationalize costs within our IT program."

EDS will manage the day-to-day processing and ensure stability of the existing infrastructure for York. Additionally, EDS will immediately implement three transformation projects for global networking, global messaging, and PC/desktop management. These three projects will establish the infrastructure to enable York's global business integration, the HVAC maker said.

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