DALLAS, July 13, 2011– ACS, A Xerox Company (NYSE: XRX), has been placed by Gartner, Inc. in the ‘Leaders’ Quadrant of the 2011 Magic Quadrant for Desktop Outsourcing Services, North America.
Desktop management services provide businesses a comprehensive approach to managing all end-users IT platforms and devices, including desktop and laptop computers.  ACS works with clients to design and execute a desktop management strategy, focusing on preventive and remedial maintenance as well as proactive programs.
“Our desktop management services enable organizations to manage devices faster and more cost-effectively than is possible with in-house support,” said Derrell James, executive vice president and group president, ACS IT Outsourcing Solutions.  “We believe placement in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant reaffirms our customer responsiveness, the technical skill set of our staff, and the high level of innovation based on our virtualization solution and security.”
ACS was positioned in the leaders quadrant based on the evaluation criteria of ability to execute and completeness of vision.  According to the report, “Leaders deliver their service solutions skillfully, have a clear vision of the direction of the desktop outsourcing services market, and are actively building and improving their competencies to sustain their leadership positions. The Leaders quadrant indicates the maturing desktop outsourcing services market. However, the continuing changes in the delivery model capabilities will continue to drive continued change in the market. Leaders have demonstrated their many years of experience in delivering desktop managed services, and understand the requirements to successfully deliver these services. They have proven their ability to execute their strategic visions. This was particularly evident during the reference-checking portion of the analysis.”
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[1] Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Desktop Outsourcing Services, North America” by William Maurer, et al. June 22.