Press Release: December 04, 2009

CompUSA and HP Provide South Florida Business Owners with Customized, Hands-On Shopping Experience in New Business Resource Centers

Grand Opening Celebration on Tuesday, December 8

CompUSA and HP today announced the opening of two HP Business Resource Centers, stores situated inside two existing CompUSA retail locations in South Florida: Miami-Dadeland and Plantation. Featuring the full scope of HP products for small-to-medium-sized businesses, the centers provide small- and medium-sized business owners and managers with the opportunity to enjoy a hands-on experience with products and solutions designed to help them manage, protect and grow their companies.

“It is very gratifying to partner with a company of HP’s stature for these unique stores, the first of their kind in North America,” said Gilbert Fiorentino, Chief Executive of the Technology Products Group at Systemax Inc, parent company of CompUSA. “CompUSA visitors already include a number of small and medium-sized business owners. We hope that they will find their visits to our stores to be even more rewarding as they can now browse not only our huge selection of computers, computer products, HDTVs and electronics, but also a full slate of HP commercial products and solutions, presented in state-of-the-art interactive displays. We invite small business owners across Miami to come out and see what HP has on offer at CompUSA at our grand opening celebration.”

The HP Business Resource Center experience is further enhanced with the new HP Virtual Sales Consultant that enables customers to connect directly with an HP expert. This web-based video chat enables customers to instantly talk live, via webcam, with an HP small- and medium-sized business expert about the HP business solutions and products featured in the store, plus the overall HP business product portfolio.

“HP’s in-store presence is about being where customers want to buy; showing them solutions that help them manage, protect and grow their businesses; and supporting them with an exceptional experience that includes access to HP professionals,” said Kathy Chou, Vice President of Worldwide Small and Midsize Business Strategy and Commercial Sales at HP. “We call this philosophy HP Total Care and we are delighted to extend this experience to South Florida businesses with our HP Business Resource Centers in CompUSA.”

Grand Opening Celebration

The grand opening of the new HP store at the Miami-Dadeland CompUSA will be held on-site on the evening of Tuesday, December 8, 6:30pm-9:00pm:

  • CompUSA, Miami-Dadeland, 7440 North Kendall Drive, Miami, FL 33156; telephone (305) 607-5030

The ComputerTV crew of tech professionals and on-screen hosts will be on-site, covering the event and conducting giveaways and contests. Those who cannot make it in-person can visit to enjoy it, live. The event will also be simulcast by ComputerTV at other CompUSA locations throughout Florida.

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at

About CompUSA

The CompUSA companies ( serve the needs of both personal and business users, selling consumer electronics, computers, digital media technology and peripherals via retail stores, Business to Business offices, and Internet channels. The CompUSA companies are subsidiaries of Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX).

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