EDS and EzGov Create One-Stop Shopping for Governments and Public Sector Agencies Looking for Digital Solutions

Marketing Alliance Targets $55 Billion Global eGovernment Market



Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Electronic Data Systems Corporation and EzGov Inc.

    HERNDON, Va., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- EDS (NYSE:   EDS) and EzGov Inc., two
 recognized leaders in the fast-growing global e-government marketplace, today
 announced a one-stop solution center for government agencies and public sector
 agencies transitioning to long-term digital economy strategies.
     Under terms of the companies' agreement:
     -- EDS will provide e-government consulting, Web hosting, customer
        relationship management and data conversion services, all of which
        allow clients to transition critical processes to Web sites quickly and
        securely.  EDS will also work with EzGov to coordinate government
        acquisitions of computer hardware and network components, and develop
        custom interfaces between EzGov's Web-based solutions and government
        legacy systems.
     -- EzGov will develop and integrate e-government applications into
        government environments.  EzGov's technology enables the rapid
        development of applications, while providing for tailoring the
        application to each government customer to meet its unique
        requirements.
 
     "This alliance will expedite and enhance governments' abilities to switch
 customers from waiting in line to receiving services online as well as improve
 internal operations and increase efficiency and effectiveness for government
 agencies at national, state and local levels," said Al Edmonds, president, EDS
 Federal.  "The combined resources of EDS and EzGov will put more cutting-edge
 solutions within easy reach of governments so they can enhance important
 services to their citizens."
     The EDS-EzGov alliance targets governments and public sector agencies
 across the globe seeking digital solutions.  The worldwide marketplace for
 e-government information services alone this year is $55 billion and growing
 at 14 percent a year, according to Forrester Research.
     "We are thrilled to be entering into a long-term relationship with EDS,"
 said Ed Trimble, EzGov president and chief executive officer.  "Coupling
 EzGov's proven e-government solutions, including its FlexFoundation(TM)
 software platform (that allows governments to run multiple applications from
 one, secure platform), with EDS' leadership in systems integration,
 information systems development and database design, will provide government
 customers with the most modern and effective e-government solutions
 available."
     In addition, the companies also announced EDS Ventures, EDS' venture
 capital group, invested  $6.25 million in EzGov last October.  EDS Ventures
 invests in digital economy companies with technologies that are aligned with
 EDS' corporate strategy and operations.
 
     About EDS
     EDS, the leading global services company, provides strategy,
 implementation and hosting for clients managing the business and technology
 complexities of the digital economy.  EDS brings together the world's best
 technologies to address critical client business imperatives.  It helps
 clients eliminate boundaries, collaborate in new ways, establish their
 customers' trust and continuously seek improvement.  EDS, with its management
 consulting subsidiary, A.T. Kearney, serves the world's leading companies and
 governments in 55 countries.  EDS reported revenues of $19.2 billion in 2000.
 The company's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the London
 Stock Exchange.  Learn more at www.eds.com.
 
     About EzGov, Inc.
     With more than 65 customers across 20 states, EzGov is the leading
 e-government technology specialist, providing the software and services that
 enable governments to become more efficient and better serve citizens and
 businesses through new distribution channels, such as the Internet.  With its
 FlexFoundation(TM), LocalSuite(TM) and StateSuite(TM) technology, EzGov has
 developed software tailored specifically to meet the unique e-government needs
 of federal, state and local agency customers.  Headquartered in Atlanta, the
 company can be found on the Internet at www.ezgov.com.
     The statements in this news release that are not historical statements,
 including statements regarding the amount of new contract values, are forward-
 looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These
 statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are
 beyond EDS' control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from
 such statements. For information concerning these risks and uncertainties, see
 EDS' most recent Form 10-K. EDS disclaims any intention or obligation to
 update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
 information, future events or otherwise.
 
      CONTACT:
      Eileen Cassidy - EDS
      (703) 742-1698
      eileen.cassidy@eds.com
 
 

SOURCE Electronic Data Systems Corporation and EzGov Inc.
    HERNDON, Va., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- EDS (NYSE:   EDS) and EzGov Inc., two
 recognized leaders in the fast-growing global e-government marketplace, today
 announced a one-stop solution center for government agencies and public sector
 agencies transitioning to long-term digital economy strategies.
     Under terms of the companies' agreement:
     -- EDS will provide e-government consulting, Web hosting, customer
        relationship management and data conversion services, all of which
        allow clients to transition critical processes to Web sites quickly and
        securely.  EDS will also work with EzGov to coordinate government
        acquisitions of computer hardware and network components, and develop
        custom interfaces between EzGov's Web-based solutions and government
        legacy systems.
     -- EzGov will develop and integrate e-government applications into
        government environments.  EzGov's technology enables the rapid
        development of applications, while providing for tailoring the
        application to each government customer to meet its unique
        requirements.
 
     "This alliance will expedite and enhance governments' abilities to switch
 customers from waiting in line to receiving services online as well as improve
 internal operations and increase efficiency and effectiveness for government
 agencies at national, state and local levels," said Al Edmonds, president, EDS
 Federal.  "The combined resources of EDS and EzGov will put more cutting-edge
 solutions within easy reach of governments so they can enhance important
 services to their citizens."
     The EDS-EzGov alliance targets governments and public sector agencies
 across the globe seeking digital solutions.  The worldwide marketplace for
 e-government information services alone this year is $55 billion and growing
 at 14 percent a year, according to Forrester Research.
     "We are thrilled to be entering into a long-term relationship with EDS,"
 said Ed Trimble, EzGov president and chief executive officer.  "Coupling
 EzGov's proven e-government solutions, including its FlexFoundation(TM)
 software platform (that allows governments to run multiple applications from
 one, secure platform), with EDS' leadership in systems integration,
 information systems development and database design, will provide government
 customers with the most modern and effective e-government solutions
 available."
     In addition, the companies also announced EDS Ventures, EDS' venture
 capital group, invested  $6.25 million in EzGov last October.  EDS Ventures
 invests in digital economy companies with technologies that are aligned with
 EDS' corporate strategy and operations.
 
     About EDS
     EDS, the leading global services company, provides strategy,
 implementation and hosting for clients managing the business and technology
 complexities of the digital economy.  EDS brings together the world's best
 technologies to address critical client business imperatives.  It helps
 clients eliminate boundaries, collaborate in new ways, establish their
 customers' trust and continuously seek improvement.  EDS, with its management
 consulting subsidiary, A.T. Kearney, serves the world's leading companies and
 governments in 55 countries.  EDS reported revenues of $19.2 billion in 2000.
 The company's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the London
 Stock Exchange.  Learn more at www.eds.com.
 
     About EzGov, Inc.
     With more than 65 customers across 20 states, EzGov is the leading
 e-government technology specialist, providing the software and services that
 enable governments to become more efficient and better serve citizens and
 businesses through new distribution channels, such as the Internet.  With its
 FlexFoundation(TM), LocalSuite(TM) and StateSuite(TM) technology, EzGov has
 developed software tailored specifically to meet the unique e-government needs
 of federal, state and local agency customers.  Headquartered in Atlanta, the
 company can be found on the Internet at www.ezgov.com.
     The statements in this news release that are not historical statements,
 including statements regarding the amount of new contract values, are forward-
 looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These
 statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are
 beyond EDS' control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from
 such statements. For information concerning these risks and uncertainties, see
 EDS' most recent Form 10-K. EDS disclaims any intention or obligation to
 update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
 information, future events or otherwise.
 
      CONTACT:
      Eileen Cassidy - EDS
      (703) 742-1698
      eileen.cassidy@eds.com
 
 SOURCE  Electronic Data Systems Corporation and EzGov Inc.