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Xerox, ACS Seal A Deal

Two huge solution providers join forces to create a BPO powerhouse.

ACS ranks #23 on the VAR500 and had 2009 revenue of $6.2 billion. Its expertise is in automating work processes and providing BPO and IT outsourcing services. Xerox services ranked #16 on Channelweb.com's VAR500 list, with $8.5 billion in revenue.

The acquisition positions Xerox as a significant player in the information management and business process outsourcing market, which is estimated at $500 billion.

"With ACS, we take another step forward, expanding our leadership to include business process outsourcing that helps simplify document-driven work. The new Xerox provides the technology and services to help our customers reach new levels of efficiency and effectiveness, giving them the freedom to focus on what matters most: their real business." said Ursula M. Burns, Xerox chief executive officer, in a statement today.

ACS will initially be branded ACS, A Xerox Company. It will continue to be led by Lynn Blodgett, who has been elected by the Xerox board of directors as an executive vice president of the corporation. Blodgett will report to Burns.

"We're quickly taking full advantage of becoming part of Xerox with plans to expand our business to more global markets this year," said Blodgett in a release. "And, through its proprietary categorization and advanced document imaging software, Xerox technology will help us differentiate our offerings by providing faster, more automated ways to manage our clients' business processes."

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