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For EDS Alumni (Electronic Data Systems Corporation)...   Updated October 4, 2017

Select the links below that fit your situation...

- Current HP employee: Networking and Information for Current Employees. Join EDS Alumni group on LinkedIn.

- HP employee in the process of leaving: ASAP checklist. Join EDS Alumni group on LinkedIn.

- Former EDS employee who never worked for HP: Join EDS Alumni and HP Connections groups on LinkedIn.

- Recruiter wishing to post jobs: Post jobs


Every ex-EDS employee should check for an old vested EDS pension if you haven't already done so -- US HP Retirement Service Center

Per the EDS Retirement Plan Summary Plan Description: "You may have a benefit in the Plan if you were employed by EDS before HP acquired EDS on August 26, 2008, or if you joined EDS, an HP Company between August 26, 2008 and December 31, 2008. The plan was closed to new participants on January 1, 2009. Eligibility to earn Pay-Based Credits to Personal Pension Accounts (PPAs) under the Plan ended on December 31, 2008, although Interest Credits continue to accrue on existing PPA accounts"

The old EDS pension plans are being administered by HP Inc, not by HPE or DXC.



US Benefits Forum. Mutual help on health coverage -- COBRA, retirement, Medicare, open-market. Annual Enrollment, discounts.

EDS Alumni LinkedIn Group. If you formerly worked for EDS. Benefits, finance, and career issues specifically related to service with Electronic Data Systems Corp.


EDS stock: (no longer traded.) How to sell your EDS stock, stock price history, annual reports: http://www.hpalumni.org/StockPredecessors


LinkedIn: Two reasons EDS alumni should check the logos displayed on their LinkedIn profile for past positions:
1. You may have selected "EDS" as a past employer and wound up displaying the red-chevron logo of Egyptian Document Storage... or the cerise triangle logo of a computer-aided design company in India.
2. As part of the HPI/HPE separation, HP changed the personal profiles of many former and current employees to display the HPE logo for past positions. You may wish to display the EDS logo for early positions on your profile instead.

How to fix the positions on your profile


Other links:

- Employment Verification for former HP and EDS employees. (EDS employment before August 2008 may be listed under the old EDS employer codes: details.)

- Networking Directory of HP- and EDS-related networks and groups worldwide.

- Contacts for former HP, HPI, HPE employees (And EDS retirees.)


EDS culture:

- The "Grass Roots Wisdoms" are listed and discussed in a short book by former EDS executive coach Gary Hassenstab. ISBN-10: 1537116061

- "A Unique One-Time Opportunity: The Story of How EDS Created Outsourcing" by Eric O'Keefe; Copyright Morton H. Meyerson. More than 50 EDSers share the story of the one-of-a-kind corporate culture. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 2012) ASIN: 1478273321

- "Liberation Management" by Tom Peters. Chapter: "World's Largest Project Organization in the World's Zaniest Industry." Knopf (1992) ASIN: 0394559991   ASIN: 0449456781


Classic EDS ads:

- "Cat Herders" (Super Bowl, January 2000)  Video on the agency's website: https://www.fallon.com/case/cat-herders-2/

- "Airplane" (Thanksgiving, 2000)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2zqTYgcpfg

- "Running of the Squirrels" (Super Bowl, January 2001)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjQakLzlPfs

Detailed article about the first ad, the campaign, awards, and news coverage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_Herders

Marketing case study: http://marketing-case-studies.blogspot.co.uk/2008/09/cat-herders-campaign.html


EDS personalities:

- $14M from Perot. "Don't name it after me." Dallas D Magazine article.

- "My Life & The Principles for Success" by Ross Perot. Summit (September 1996) ISBN-10: 1565302370 

- "Perot: An Unauthorized Biography" by Todd Mason. McGraw-Hill (April 1990) ISBN-10: 1556232365

- "Irreconcilable Differences: Ross Perot Versus General Motors" by Doron P. Levin. Little Brown (March 1989) ISBN-10: 0316522112   ISBN-10: 0452263867

- "On Wings of Eagles" by Ken Follett. Semi-fictionalized account of effort to rescue two EDS executives imprisoned in Iran. Morrow (September 1983) ISBN-10: 0688023711   ISBN-10: 0451213092   ISBN-10: 0451163532


Acquisition details:

Announced May 13, 2008; completed August 26, 2008.

HP acquired EDS for $25.00 per share in cash, for total of $13.9 billion.

EDS stock is no longer traded. You can exchange shares for $25 per share in cash. http://www.hpalumni.org/StockPredecessors

"EDS had approximately 140,000 employees as of 12/31/2007. HP had approximately 172,000 total employees as of 10/31/2007, including more than 70,000 services employees."  HP FAQs about acquisition


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