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HP WORLD TOP RETAILERS SALES OF …$3BIL.

 user 2006-01-19 at 10:27:00 am Views: 63
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    HP Sales to World’s Leading Retailers Tops $3 Billion in Fiscal Year 2005

    NEW
    YORK–Jan.2006–HP  today announced that it earned revenues of more
    than $3 billion in its last fiscal year from global retailers looking
    to gain new operational efficiencies and greater business flexibility.
    The
    milestone, announced at the National Retail Federation Convention &
    Expo, includes deals with some of the world’s leading retail brands –
    7-Eleven, Chico’s, Staples and Starbucks — that draw from the broad
    range of HP’s retail offering.
    Additionally, HP unveiled Retail
    Agility Services that provide on-site break/fix and maintenance of
    point-of-sale systems, whether they are HP or legacy devices; a retail
    media solution to create and manage interactive online training and
    information for retailers’ employees and customers; and an offering
    with Cyclone Commerce to help retail pharmaceutical companies fight
    counterfeit drug activity.
    These solutions from HP Services help
    retailers design, deploy and manage mission-critical IT environments
    that align with business priorities. This helps ensure measurable value
    is derived from IT investments, and business operations remain
    uninterrupted — something particularly relevant in the fast-paced
    retail market. In addition, HP works with industry-leading partners
    such as Intel and Microsoft to help customers implement IT solutions
    incrementally, without large upfront capital investments.
    “HP has
    become a definitive force in the retail vertical as one of the world’s
    leading retail technology providers,” said Greg Buzek, president, IHL
    Consulting Group. “The company is increasingly providing
    retail-specific solutions like the Retail Agility Services, rp5000
    point-of-sale system and other technology that shows they understand
    key retailer challenges and are focused to respond to retailers’ needs.”
    HP
    provides retailers with complete in-store and store-to-headquarters IT
    infrastructure. The company’s retail-focused portfolio includes HP
    rp5000 point-of-sale (POS) solutions, business continuity and
    availability solutions, printers and services, industry-standard HP
    ProLiant and BladeSystem platforms, HP Integrity servers and HP
    Integrity NonStop servers, HP StorageWorks and HP OpenView enterprise
    IT management software.
    Retailers increasingly have turned to HP to
    help migrate from propriety systems to lower cost, open- and
    industry-standard-based platforms. In fact, more than 150,000 of the HP
    rp5000 POS solutions have been committed to retail businesses since its
    introduction two years ago.
    “HP offers retailers greater choice,
    flexibility and the highest availability of service through our modular
    systems, our commitment to open standards and our industry-leading
    partnerships,” said Carol Potts, vice president, Retails Sales and
    Solutions, HP. “We aim to help retailers improve the gold standard in
    customer service by adding speed, efficiency and an element of
    personalization to the shopping trip, making for happier customers.”
    Leading retailers rely on HP to better serve customers
    Staples
    Inc., the world’s largest office products company, is one of HP’s
    largest consumer reseller partners and a significant HP enterprise
    customer. Understanding the need to keep its critical business
    applications up and running 24 hours a day, Staples recently invested
    millions of dollars in HP 9000 PA-RISC servers operating on the HP-UX
    11i platform and HP ProLiant servers.
    “The HP server environment
    delivers numerous benefits, including higher performance, lower total
    cost of ownership, increased utilization, and support for multiple
    back-office and in-store operation systems,” said James E. Farris (Ed),
    senior manager, IS Retail, Staples Inc.
    Chico’s FAS, Inc. operating
    under the Chico’s White House/Black Market and Soma by Chico’s names,
    has chosen to broaden its portfolio of HP technologies which already
    includes an HP Integrity Superdome server as the foundation for its
    underlying enterprise resource planning system.
    Chico’s has selected
    the HP rp5000 POS platform and begun deploying more than 400 of the
    devices in its retail stores across North America. A specialty retailer
    of private label, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates,
    complementary accessories, and other non-clothing gift items, Chico’s
    also selected HP Services to integrate and deploy the technology.
    The
    rp5000 technology will allow Chico’s to develop and deploy new features
    and applications, giving the company the flexibility to meet the
    ever-changing needs of its retail environment.
    The HP rp5000 POS
    system combines the functionality of popular proprietary systems with
    the low price, flexibility and manageability of PC-based POS systems.
    Designed to withstand the rigors of the retail environment, the HP
    rp5000 offers enhanced peripheral support via powered serial and USB
    ports as well as enhanced power and cooling capabilities. In addition,
    the Intel® eATX design allows for a longer lifecycle of the product.
    Starbucks
    has selected the HP rp5000 POS device to be used in 500 retail stores
    across North America as store manager workstations. HP also designed
    and delivered a one-of-a kind, multi-screen video projection wall that
    celebrates the unique artistic expressions of Starbucks employees.
    The
    “Partner Projection Wall” has been unveiled at a Starbucks retail store
    in Chicago and uses pre-configured software and HP technology to
    control art images on a video wall. Technology delivered includes an HP
    Workstation xw4200 with a 300-gigabyte SATA Maxtor hard drive, HD-ready
    HP LCD televisions and HP Mobile Noise Canceling Headphones. The
    project offers a visual collection of stories, thoughts, ideas and art
    expressed by Starbucks barista-artists. Starbucks customers can view
    the documentary-style program using the HP technology.
    For a
    critical IT consolidation in its 5,300 U.S. locations, 7-Eleven, Inc.
    relied on HP Services’ customer support organization, the largest IT
    support organization in the world, with assistance from HP Factory
    Direct. Together, HP and 7-Eleven deployed industry-standard HP
    ProLiant ML350 servers with HP Remote Insight Lights-Out Edition II, HP
    Systems Insight Manager software, HP OpenView Configuration Managed
    solutions, HP LaserJet 1300 series network-attached printers and
    ProCurve Networking by HP switches. The support agreement includes
    mission-critical operations across all platforms and IT components;
    hardware and software support, back-up and recovery, and performance
    and support management functions.
    The infrastructure upgrade fully
    supports 7-Eleven’s dynamic business environment and applications can
    be extended to additional stores as needed. Consolidation of
    applications onto an HP ProLiant server environment has eliminated the
    legacy computers in each of its stores, resulting in a 50 to 70 percent
    boost in performance in batch processes, database loads and heavy
    transaction processing runs. In addition, uptime and availability have
    been improved.
    HP OpenView automated change and configuration
    solutions have also helped to accelerate the deployment of
    business-critical software throughout 7-Eleven’s network of in-store
    servers, reducing the time required to deploy major software upgrades
    from 30 days to 15 days, a 50 percent improvement in time-to-market.
    “HP
    has worked with us as a true partner with emphasis on risk mitigation,”
    said Keith Morrow, chief information officer, 7-Eleven. “HP met the
    targeted completion date by using highly professional HP Services
    experts and a proven process to deploy industry-standard solutions.”
    Boyner
    Holding, one of the largest retailers in Turkey, made a multi-million
    dollar investment in HP technology as it migrated to a new SAP
    environment. HP Services enabled the company to quickly and
    successfully replace numerous Sun servers, storage and tape libraries
    with industry-standard Intel Itanium®-based HP Integrity servers, HP
    StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array, HP OpenView Storage Data
    Protector and an HP StorageWorks Virtual Library System.