09 November 2004
Swisscom IT Services and Hewlett-Packard Switzerland (HP) are to enter into a partnership on 9 November 2004. The main aim of this collaboration is the joint launch of an integrated, cost-effective solution for electronic workplaces in Switzerland.
The partnership between Swisscom IT Services and HP is based on the core competences of both companies and will form the basis of a long-term collaborative venture. By combining the competences of the two companies, the partnership will also be able to provide services to international companies in Switzerland. Swisscom IT Services and HP (Switzerland) are already responsible for the operation of more than 40,000 workplaces, and are among the most experienced providers in Switzerland.
The "Electronic Workplace" offerings to be launched on 9 November 2004 provide large companies with a cost-effective solution for a full-service electronic workplace. The solution is based on a standardised IT environment which provides an integrated solution incorporating all Office functions, data and voice integration, local network and server environment, and printer applications. With this as a basis, the solution provides for the complete outsourcing of the services offered, including planning, maintenance and infrastructure support throughout the entire lifecycle of the installation. Innovative technologies will be incorporated on an ongoing basis. The high level of standardisation, optimised processes and economies of scale generated by the services of Swisscom IT Services and HP offers customers significant savings potential.
Urs Stahlberger, CEO of Swisscom IT Services Ltd, said: "The partnership with HP allows us to offer optimised operating solutions based on methodologies, processes and software which are used throughout the world, coupled with local implementation competence and customer proximity. Our customers will be able to concentrate on their core tasks and outsource the entire operation of their IT infrastructure, enabling them to cut costs and make accurate cost estimates."
Berne, 9 November 2004
Swisscom IT Services is a leading Swiss IT service provider with business activities focused on selected sectors of the Swiss market. By combining local sector-specific know-how and international technology trends, Swisscom IT Services enhances the competitiveness of its customers. The company has years of expertise and wide-ranging competences in the telecommunications and financial services sectors. Swisscom IT Services is a specialist in IT operation and outsourcing. Swisscom IT Services is a Swisscom subsidiary and, with some 2,100 employees, is part of a successful group.
HP is a global provider of technology solutions to consumers, companies of all sizes, and institutions. The product portfolio covers IT infrastructure, IT services, personal computing and access equipment as well as image processing and printing. Over the last four quarters, HP posted global revenues of USD 78.4 billion. For further information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ), visit www.hp.com/ch .