MCI WorldCom agreed to a comprehensive computer services pact with Electronic Data Systems worth an estimated $17 billion, a deal that allows it to shed its lagging Systemhouse unit. The nation's second-largest long distance provider is now primed to focus on its skyrocketing data and new Internet services--businesses that are boosting the company's overall revenue growth.
EDS, MCI in $17 billion services deal
update In a deal rumored over the past several months, Electronic Data Systems and MCI WorldCom jointly agreed to a $17 billion computer services pact involving a swap of assets and 13,000 employees.
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