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Post EDS and Ross Perot
Created by John Eipper on 04/26/13 1:47 AM

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EDS and Ross Perot (John Heelan, -UK, 04/26/13 1:47 am)

Randy Black (25 April) is correct of course when he writes that the EDS brand name disappeared when it was subsumed by HP in 2009. As the computer press reported at the time, "EDS was renowned for its success in winning major government IT projects, including deals with the Department for Work and Pensions, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Justice--although its has at times also been synonymous with troubled Whitehall IT projects such as tax credits and the Child Support Agency."


HP Enterprise Services took over many of those UK government contracts and, no doubt, lodges its back-up data in the US, so my point about US intelligence and policing authorities being enabled by the Patriot Act to examine that UK data still stands.

Ross Perot was recognised as a maverick by the computer industry in the 1960s to '90s--I competed against EDS' good machines for many years--and earned kudos for his Iran venture.

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