Top Analyst Firm Positions AT&T in the Visionaries Quadrant for Oracle Outsourcing in North America

Jan 07, 2010, 13:50 ET from AT&T Inc.

DALLAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T* today announced it has been positioned as a "Visionary" in the recently published "Magic Quadrant for Oracle Outsourcing, North America" report (1) by Gartner, Inc.

The report analyzed 15 providers of Oracle application outsourcing services in the North American market and evaluated vendors on their completeness of vision and ability to execute.

Gartner defines this market in line with its existing definition of application outsourcing, which is as a multiyear or annuity contract or relationship involving the provision of ongoing application services for managing, enhancing and maintaining custom or packaged software in server/host or desktop/client platforms.

"I believe AT&T's position as a visionary by Gartner in Oracle outsourcing is a clear validation of AT&T's broad vision for application management and ability to deliver advanced managed services offerings and innovative service delivery platforms like cloud computing," said Roman Pacewicz, senior vice president, Strategy and Application Services, AT&T Business Solutions.

AT&T is committed to delivering, managing and supporting sophisticated applications of all types required by companies of all sizes. AT&T has more than a decade of experience implementing, upgrading, hosting, managing, and supporting Oracle applications. Businesses all over the world deploy AT&T services to improve productivity, manage overall costs, and position themselves to take advantage of future technology enhancements.

For more information on AT&T's hosting and application services, please visit www.att.com/applicationmanagement.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

(1)Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Oracle Outsourcing, North America," by Ben Pring, November 2009.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendor's measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. AT&T offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(SM) and AT&T | DIRECTV(SM) brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T's Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations are known for their leadership in directory publishing and advertising sales. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE® magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies.

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