Hewlett Packard and UK Government Reach Efficiency Drive Agreement
Printer ink maker Hewlett Packard (HP) has announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the UK government to help drive significant efficiency savings. HP will support the government's plans to cut the deficit in the long-term, along with offering efficiency savings via its provision of products to its public sector customers in the UK.
Keeping all its existing government contracts, HP said it will work closely with the cabinet office to deliver the savings. The firm also said that as the largest provider of IT products and services to the government, it had an essential role to play.
"In addition to addressing the immediate requirements of the government to achieve significant cost savings our MoU also includes proposals to help them achieve their wider reforms and transformation plans," said Nick Wilson, vice-president at HP UK & Ireland. "HP has been a valued partner to UK government for many years and we have a broad and deep experience and excellent track-record in the delivery of IT solutions and business process outsourcing," he added.
HP recently appointed a new chief executive, Leo Apotheker, formerly of SAP.
Posted by Barry Ashmore.