Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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Maersk signs $150 mil services agreement with HP

Hewlett-Packard Denmark announced Maersk Line, has signed a five-year $150 million-plus infrastructure services agreement that will include cloud-enabled data centers and workplace services.

“Maersk Line operates in a competitive global industry that demands innovation to create the agile technology infrastructure we need to be a leader among our peers,” said Adam Gade, chief information officer, Maersk Line in a statement.

“HP’s global scope combined with its proven expertise in standardizing technology across large enterprises will help us deliver greater value to our business and support our ability to remain the world’s most reliable container shipping company,” Gade said.

HP said it would create a private cloud-computing environment for distributed and local applications.

In addition, HP said would take over the service desk function at Maersk Line including maintaining the company’s computing devices, such as desktop and notebook PCs, for almost 38,000 users in more than 100 countries. As part of the agreement, HP said it would offer employment to all Maersk Line staff within these areas.

HP said it would also provide support and monitoring for Maersk.



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