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EDS, listed as one of this year’s Best of the Web picks by Forbes magazine, chooses NewsEdge to support its Web initiatives with relevant, industry specific news.


BURLINGTON, Mass.—March 21, 2002—NewsEdge, a Thomson business and leading provider of real-time news and information products, announced today its NewsEdge Editor’s Picks will provide the news for EDS’ intranet, extranet and corporate Web site. NewsEdge Editor’s Picks will be used to integrate industry news with EDS white papers, client solutions and company information. EDS was listed by Forbes magazine in its Best of the Web issue heralding the top sites on the Web.


EDS, considered the leading global IT services company, uses the Web to develop and mature online relationships with clients, employees, shareholders and partners. EDS uses a corporate portal ( http://www.my-eds.com), extranet client service area and intranet portal, to further these relationships. The company’s strategy is to integrate relevant industry and technology news with its own corporate content (from client solutions to leadership speeches and its industry white papers) to add value, depth and differing perspectives.


As a leader in information solutions, NewsEdge offers content culled from roughly 2,000 branded sources and selected to deliver highly relevant industry-specific topics. And NewsEdge’s taxonomy and topics allow EDS to deliver content targeted to each sector they serve, in a clear, well organized and easy-to-use manner.


“We didn’t need a one-dimensional news feed. We needed highly customizable news that was relevant to the sophisticated professionals in the very different industries we serve, from healthcare to government to financial. NewsEdge was able to provide the quality news content that compliments the engaging and credible user experience we want to deliver,” said Tom Fabry, EDS Online Marketing and Communications.


News with an Industry Twist


As part of its agreement with EDS, NewsEdge created two custom extracts of news topics to meet the needs of EDS’ target audiences.

· Externally, EDS has provided a comprehensive, easily navigated portal organized around the eight industry groups that EDS serves (communications, consumer & retail, energy, financial, government, manufacturing, health care, and transportation). Visitors and clients are provided with highly relevant business and technology news in context with those industry groups.


· Internally, EDS is using NewsEdge to keep employees up-to-date with crucial industry news in order to better serve their clients and stay ahead of competition.


“As a leader in information technology services, EDS is helping their clients manage the business complexities of today's digital economy by bringing together the world's best technologies and processes to help their clients achieve success,” said Cliff Pollan, president and CEO of NewsEdge. “Combining our quality content with their industry expertise, EDS is able to fulfill the unique needs of its users.”


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 58 countries. EDS ( http://www.eds.com) reported revenues of $21.5 billion in 2001. The company’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EDS) and the London Stock Exchange.


About NewsEdge


NewsEdge, a Thomson business, is a leading provider of real-time news and information products. The company services approximately 1,500 corporations, government agencies, non-profits and professional service firms worldwide. NewsEdge combines proprietary technology, branded content and specialized editorial processes to deliver tailored information and decision-support solutions to knowledge workers through its information products and content services.


The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com), with 2001 revenues of $7.2 billion, is a leading provider of integrated information solutions to business and professional markets worldwide. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the Toronto (TSE: TOC) and London stock exchanges.



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