"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", stated Adam Gade, chief information officer, Maersk Line. "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."
HP will create a private Cloud computing environment for distributed and local applications using HP Cloud Computing Solutions. This secure environment creates a flexible, agile technology infrastructure that allows Maersk Line to stay ahead of changing business needs and strengthen its ability to compete globally.
In addition, HP will take over the Service Desk function at Maersk Line and deliver Workplace Services to maintain 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 will offer employment to all Maersk Line staff within these areas.
HP will provide support and monitoring for Maersk Line using its flexible and scalable delivery model from global locations that use standardized processes for cost-effective support.
"As a global leader in its industry, Maersk Line is driving significant change in its markets and needs a reliable technology foundation to support these efforts", stated Mike Nefkens, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Services - Europe, Middle East and Africa, HP. "To help achieve the company's global strategy, HP will apply its cloud computing expertise and experience in managing complex technology environments enabling internal IT leaders to expand support."
HP currently supplies Maersk Line other technology and support services as well as hardware, such as servers, storage, networking equipment and PCs.
HP is working with Maersk Line on its Instant-On Enterprise journey, helping the company provide improved service to its customers. The Instant-On Enterprise embeds technology in everything it does to serve customers, employees, partners and citizens with whatever they need, instantly.