Black & Veatch Selects HP to Support Growth Goals
PALO ALTO, Calif. — HP today announced that global engineering, consulting and construction company Black & Veatch has selected HP to continue managing a solid, scalable, secure technology infrastructure and applications environment in support of the company’s aggressive growth plan.
Black & Veatch serves clients across the energy, water, telecommunications and security markets. The new six-year agreement extends the companies’ existing seven-year relationship through 2019.
Under the terms of the new agreement, HP will further increase tools, technology and hardware while standardizing processes to better support the company as it expands further into new markets. HP will continue managing the majority of the Black & Veatch IT and applications environment, including its data centers, networks, computing devices, security and applications with a full suite of IT Infrastructure Outsourcing and Applications Services. With this technology backbone, Black & Veatch professionals can do their jobs no matter when or where they are working.
“Black & Veatch’s integrated global workforce is helping our clients build critical human infrastructure that will improve the lives of people in their communities,” said Brad Vaughan, senior vice president and chief information officer, Black & Veatch. “We count on HP to provide the worldwide technology environment critical to enabling our professionals to deliver innovative services as we work to solve our clients’ most complex challenges.”
HP’s services will include Data Center, Server Management and Enterprise Security Services to ensure Black & Veatch maintains an optimized, reliable, flexible environment that will support company growth in a combination of HP and Black & Veatch facilities. With the latest, most flexible technologies, HP Network Services will enable employees to share files such as massive 3-D models and blueprints critical to their business.
HP also will provide Workplace Services to manage Black & Veatch’s computing environment. This includes Service Desk and Site Support for company professionals around the world who use computer-aided design (CAD) workstations, PCs, laptops, mobile devices and printers. Additionally, Black & Veatch will work with HP to deploy Microsoft® Lync, expanding their current Instant Messaging, Presence and desktop-sharing capabilities.
Black & Veatch also will use HP Applications Management Services to optimize and manage its applications environment. Black & Veatch professionals use these critical applications every day to develop complex designs; manage large projects; and to share, collaborate and manage all aspects of the company’s engineering, procurement and construction contracts.
HP will provide and coordinate services across Black & Veatch’s multivendor environment from locations around the world including Argentina, India, Malaysia, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States.
“Any organization operating in such complex environments needs to count on technology as a strategic accelerator and enabler for responding to changing business dynamics,” said Dennis Stolkey, senior vice president and general manager, Americas, HP Enterprise Services. “The HP team will continue to use its proven expertise and knowledge of Black & Veatch to maintain a robust, flexible technology environment that provides a consistent and predictable service experience when and where needed.”
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Black & Veatch is an employee-owned global leader in building Critical Human Infrastructure™ in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2012 were US$3.3 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media.
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