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HP Helps Enterprises Accelerate Delivery of IT Projects with New Software, ServicesLAS VEGAS, June 18, 2007
HP today announced a significant expansion of its Business Technology Optimization (BTO) capabilities to help IT organizations improve efficiencies and deliver better business outcomes.
With major software updates and new services in its quality management and service management offerings, as well as further integration across its software product line, HP is enabling customers to rapidly deliver IT projects and services to achieve on-time, on-budget product introductions and increased profitability.
The expanded portfolio was unveiled at HP Software Universe, the company’s annual customer event focused on its software business and related partners and resellers.
“With so much of business today relying on technology, CEOs need IT more than ever to fuel growth,” said Thomas E. Hogan, senior vice president, Software, HP. “To help IT deliver the speed and agility the business needs, HP BTO software and services provide a platform to align with business requirements, automate for efficiency and increase collaboration across functions.”
According to a recently released study conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of HP,(1) companies are experiencing unacceptable levels of IT delays. Although 62 percent of companies surveyed said that faster IT meant higher profits, the study showed that one in four IT projects are delivered late. Furthermore, majority of those surveyed said no more than one in two IT initiatives produced positive business outcomes.
This gap results from tight budgets and limitations imposed by manual processes, point solutions and teams working in silos. To address this growing gap, the HP BTO portfolio helps IT organizations:
“As one of the world’s largest hotel and leisure companies, we are constantly identifying opportunities to grow our business online,” said Todd Thompson, chief information officer, Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “By giving us the ability to rapidly update our business applications without compromising quality, HP Software helps us improve the customer experience and increase the loyalty of the hundreds of thousands of guests, business customers and travel agents that use our reservation system every day.”
Quality Management solutions
Updates to HP Quality Center software and HP LoadRunner software as well as new quality management services include:
“Demand for greater business agility is driving the majority of new application implementations and changes, and it requires the optimization of every aspect of the application’s lifecycle,” said Thomas Murphy, research director, Gartner, an industry analyst firm. “When it comes to delivering applications that meet the needs of the business, quality assurance teams must look for ways to greatly accelerate their testing cycles in order to meet increasingly stringent schedules from business and application teams.”
Service Management solutions
Enhancements to HP Service Management portfolio include innovations in HP Change and Configuration Management Center, HP Service Management Center software solutions, and new related services. The offerings include:
“At Northwest Airlines we are able to provide efficient and reliable software services throughout our enterprise, in turn reducing our costs of doing business,” said Ken Gleason, manager client products, Northwest Airlines, Inc. “HP Configuration Management solutions have helped us successfully manage change across business-critical applications, including those used at every airport we service worldwide. We’re confident that HP solutions will help us reduce business risk, as we migrate our enterprise to Microsoft Windows Vista.”
Additional technology integration
Building on more than 75 integration points across its BTO portfolio, HP unveiled new cross-product integrations that help customers automate key processes across IT silos with a lifecycle approach, including:
More information about HP software and services offerings and the HP Software Universe event is available in an online press kit at www.hp.com/go/hpvegasevents2007media.
HP focuses on simplifying technology experiences for all of its customers – from individual consumers to the largest businesses. With a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP is among the world’s largest IT companies, with revenue totaling $97.1 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2007. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.
(1) The Economist Intelligence Unit whitepaper, “Technology at the Speed of Business,” is available for download at EIU Report.
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