Press Release: 10. September 2009

HP Transforms IT at AJ Lucas Group to Set the Stage for Growth

SYDNEY, Australia, Sep. 9, 2009 – HP, together with Astron Technology today announced a AUD$6 million five-year services agreement with AJ Lucas Group Limited(ASX: AJL) to continue to support the company’s business growth and lower technology costs.
 
AJ Lucas is a supplier of engineering and construction services to organisations in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. The company partnered with HP and Astron Technology, an HP Premier Business Partner, to transform its data centre, desktop and business communications infrastructure. Following the completion of the initial stages of the project, HP will now manage the operating environment and data centre under a five-year remote monitoring services agreement.
 
“After eight years of rapid organisational growth, AJ Lucas needed a strategic plan to enable the business to gain control of IT, reduce costs and establish a platform for continued expansion,” said Simon Soon, Group Manager - IT, AJ Lucas Group Limited. “Our partnership with HP and Astron Technology allows us to simplify and standardise our IT operations through consolidation with minimal disruption to the business.”
 
The relocation of the AJ Lucas headquarters within Sydney, Australia, provided an ideal opportunity for the company to overhaul its business technology infrastructure. HP and Astron Technology helped AJ Lucas migrate to a new data centre built on 32 HP BladeSystem servers and BladeSystem storage hardware.
 
“AJ Lucas required new data centre capabilities and efficiencies that would set the foundation for business growth,” said Peter Prowse, Manager, Network Solutions Business – Technology Services, HP South Pacific. ”HP transformed the company’s infrastructure and network with no disruption to day-to-day operations.”
 
In addition, HP designed and implemented an integrated unified communications solution across the organisation. Based in the new head office, the solution incorporates mobile phones, IP telephony, desktops and laptops, and includes a fleet of more than 300 HP notebook PCs.
HP was chosen from various vendors based on its experience and expertise in transformational technology infrastructure programs as well as its breadth of hardware and services offerings.
 
About AJ Lucas
AJ Lucas provides engineering infrastructure, building construction and drilling services to the property, utilities, coal and oil and gas sectors. The company has experienced rapid growth in recent years as a result of organic growth, services diversification and acquisition. Annual revenue has grown from AUD$20 million in 1999, when it listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, to more than AUD$400 million in 2008.  More information about AJ Lucas is available at http://www.lucas.com.au
 
About Astron Technology
Astron Technology is a specialist provider of IT services and solutions in support of mission critical applications and infrastructure for small, medium and large enterprises and Government organisations. More information about Astron Technology is available at http://www.astrontech.com.au
 
About HP
HP, the world’s largest technology company, simplifies the technology experience for consumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com/..
 
 
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