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BT, HP expand 3-year-old alliance

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MUMBAI, INDIA: HP and BT have expanded their alliance to address customer demands for standardized and flexible collaborative IT and network services around the world.

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As part of a multi-year agreement, HP will provide BT with the IT infrastructure components of servers, storage, software and services to accelerate and expand BT’s service transformation. HP will also help BT transform its IT infrastructure into a service-oriented architecture to support new customer business models.

BT becomes a key enabler of HP’s own global IT transformation project, by providing and managing high-performance connectivity between HP’s consolidated US data centers and 143 sites in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The joint capabilities offered by the alliance are designed to improve the overall customer experience and help customers achieve better business outcomes.

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“Our customers have benefited from the BT HP Alliance over the past three years and we are committed to further strengthening our offerings to provide them with enhanced global solutions for their networked IT needs,” said Mark Hurd, CEO, HP.

“Customers will benefit from the unique approach taken by our two companies in improving service and operational efficiencies. The way we are working together will ensure our customers’ demands for collaborative IT and networked services are met. Our alliance is designed to bring the value-added services offering that our customers want,” said Ben Verwaayen, CEO of BT.

The three-year go-to-market model of the two companies has attracted more than $1.5 billion in contract revenue and over 25 customers.

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