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ACS Awarded $41 Million Contract to Provide IT Outsourcing Services to Parkland Hospital

DALLAS, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS) announced today that it has been awarded a seven-year, $41 million contract to provide information technology outsourcing (ITO) services to Parkland Health & Hospital System, a Dallas-based public hospital system.

Under the terms of the agreement, ACS will supply comprehensive infrastructure services, including data center operations, network monitoring and management, asset tracking, and help desk support services.

"ACS is a leading provider of ITO services to recognized healthcare systems and teaching hospitals around the world, and our proven solutions give Parkland the scale and flexibility they need to seek new and better ways to serve a growing population," said Charles Bracken, managing director, ACS Healthcare Solutions. "We are pleased to be Parkland's IT partner, and we look forward to helping them improve the health, well being, and quality of life for the people of Dallas County and North Texas."

ACS will also implement a comprehensive disaster recovery platform that utilizes a network connection to securely store critical Parkland clinical data online. The system replicates backup data directly to the disaster site, reducing Parkland's business recovery time by reliably restoring backup data, while providing the thorough data security required by best business practices and regulatory guidelines.

"Managing information with cutting-edge technology is a critical component to ensuring seamless patient care and services," said Jack Kowitt, senior vice president and chief information officer, Parkland Health & Hospital System. "Sometimes we can help patients by improving our own operations. Focusing on areas that we can improve internally promotes more efficient operations and ultimately better service for our patients. We are looking to this partnership with ACS to help us achieve that goal."

Parkland Health & Hospital System first opened its doors in 1894 and is now one of the largest public hospital systems in the country, licensed for 968 beds and employing 8,000 people. The hospital averages about 42,600 admissions annually. Services include a Level I trauma center, the second largest civilian Burn Center in the U.S. and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The system also includes 10 community-based clinics, 11 school-based clinics, and numerous outreach and education programs. Parkland is a teaching hospital for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. For the last 14 years, the hospital system has been ranked as one of the country's top hospital by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit

ACS, a global FORTUNE 500 company with 62,000 people supporting client operations reaching more than 100 countries, provides business process outsourcing and information technology solutions to world-class commercial and government clients. The company's Class A common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ACS." Learn more about ACS at

The statements in this news release that do not directly relate to historical facts constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company's control. As such, no assurance can be given that the actual events and results will not be materially different than the anticipated results described in the forward-looking statements. Factors could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. For a description of these factors, see the company's prior filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent filing. ACS disclaims any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future event, or otherwise.

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