DENVER, February 15, 2000 ? Qwest Cyber.Solutions LLC, the largest Application Service Provider (ASP), today announced a multi-year contract for ASP services with JDS Uniphase Corporation (NASDAQ: JDSU; TSE:JDU), a world leader in advanced fiber optic components and modules. The services are intended to assist JDS Uniphase in managing the expansion of its global manufacturing capacity and the integration of its diverse and growing organization. The financial terms of the contract are not disclosed.
"A key challenge for JDS Uniphase is keeping up with customer demand for our products," said Joe Riera, VP & CIO of JDS Uniphase. "We are committed to creating a world-class infrastructure that will allow us to be responsive to our customers' needs. We anticipate that the total applications solution from Qwest Cyber.Solutions will assist us to quickly integrate our expanding operations, as we continue to focus on moving forward and delivering high-quality fiber optic products for our customers' systems."
JDS Uniphase, a leader in the fiber optic components and modules industry, has been growing rapidly through mergers and acquisitions as well as internally. This relationship is intended to enable JDS Uniphase to focus resources on implementing the ERP system and improving manufacturing capacity across the company, while Qwest Cyber.Solutions builds and operates a secure, reliable world-class infrastructure. This relationship enables both organizations to concentrate on their core competencies and leverage their respective strengths.
"JDS Uniphase is a company looking to the future," said John Charters, CEO of Qwest Cyber.Solutions. "Qwest Cyber.Solutions will provide them with the best in business applications solutions that will help to carry them forward quickly. With our reliable team delivering total support, JDS Uniphase will be able to focus their strategic resources on expanding their capacity to meet rapidly growing customer demand."
Under the agreement, Qwest Cyber.Solutions will provide JDS Uniphase with an applications hosting and management solution for its global implementation of Oracle Applications. The applications supported will include Oracle Financials, Discrete and Flow Manufacturing, Order Management, Self-Service Applications, Human Resources, Projects, Business Intelligence, and Sales Applications. Qwest Cyber.Solutions will host and manage the Oracle Applications, Oracle Database, network and hardware in Qwest's state-of-the art-CyberCenter?.
JDS Uniphase is a high technology company that designs, develops, manufactures and distributes a comprehensive range of products for the growing fiber optic communications market. These products are deployed by system manufacturers worldwide to develop advanced optical networks for the telecommunications and cable television industries. JDS Uniphase Corporation is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol JDSU and the exchangeable shares of JDS Uniphase Canada Ltd. are traded on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol JDU. More information on JDS Uniphase is available at www.jdsunph.com.
Formed as a joint venture in June of 1999 between Qwest Communications International Inc. (NASDAQ: QWST) and KPMG LLP, Qwest Cyber.Solutions (QC.S) is the industry's largest applications service provider (ASP). Combining Qwest's broadband Internet communications technology and KPMG's consulting and software integration expertise with strategic software vendors, QC.S delivers seamless, scalable and reliable enterprise wide software solutions to forward thinking enterprises of all sizes. QC.S' software applications portfolio includes SAP, Oracle, Siebel, PeopleSoft, Ariba, Captura and others. The complex business solutions are delivered over Qwest?s advanced Internet-based network that is directly connected to its CyberCenters, where the applications are hosted. The application solutions are integrated, activated and managed by QC.S experts. For more information please call 1-877-CYBRAPP.
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