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Unilever Outsources To HP

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP (NYSE:HPQ) and Unilever today announced an extension of their relationship with the signing of a seven-year outsourcing contract for the management of Unilevers technology infrastructure in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Turkey and Middle East.

HP will provide an infrastructure designed to quickly adapt to the changing needs of Unilever’s business by standardizing, virtualizing and optimizing Unilever’s enterprise computing environment in the regions above as well as its client services environment in Asia Pacific, Africa, Turkey and the Middle East.

Operating as a single point of contact for Unilever’s enterprise computing environment, HP will work with Unilever’s strategic partners, including SAP, Microsoft and BT, to help reduce costs and ease the integration of new applications. HP also will manage the third-party contracts within Unilever’s technology environment in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Africa, Turkey and Middle East.

Hewlett-Packard Co.