Press Release: August 04, 2009
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HP Signs Workplace Services Agreement with AkzoNobel

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 4, 2009

HP today announced it has signed a five-year workplace services contract with AkzoNobel N.V. that will help reduce costs and increase employee productivity for the Netherlands-based Fortune Global 500 industrial company.

HP will provide AkzoNobel with workplace services for approximately 26,000 employees in 29 countries. This includes a global service desk in 13 languages, application life cycle management, asset management and mobility services.

“As the world’s largest paint manufacturer and a leader in specialty chemicals, we’re focused on delivering innovative products to our customers,” said Pieter Schoehuijs, chief information officer at AkzoNobel. “HP’s workplace services will equip our employees with consistent, high-quality, secure technology support so we can maintain our focus and industry leadership moving forward.”

“By standardizing workplace services worldwide, AkzoNobel will reduce downtime, boost employee productivity and achieve cost savings,” said Bill Thomas, senior vice president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa region at EDS, an HP company. “HP will provide scalability, consistency and expertise while helping to resolve complex hardware and software issues quickly and efficiently.”

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is proud to be one of the world’s leading industrial companies. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, AkzoNobel makes and supplies a wide range of paints, coatings and specialty chemicals – 2008 revenue totaled €15.4 billion. AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings company. As a major producer of specialty chemicals, the company supplies industries worldwide with quality ingredients for life’s essentials. AkzoNobel thinks about the future, but acts in the present. AkzoNobel is passionate about introducing new ideas and developing sustainable answers for its customers. That’s why its 60,000 employees – who are based in more than 80 countries – are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow’s Answers Today™.

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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