Shell using HP to deliver hardware for entire IT infrastructure

Shell has awarded a contract extension to HP to provide hardware and support for its IT infrastructure across its global business,

Under the renewed five-year agreement, HP will supply 150,000 products to the oil company, including HP PCs, tablets, printers, workstations, servers, storage and networking hardware. It will also provide IT integration and support services.

Financial details of the contract were not disclosed. But the previous deal, signed with EDS before HP acquired the supplier, was worth £1 billion in 2008.

“Global companies like Shell need quality tools and services for increased efficiency, which in turn will help them stay competitive in new developing areas as well as established markets,” said Pierre Jover, HP’s vice-president and general manager of commercial sales in Europe.

“This contract renewal, which will bring HP’s uninterrupted period as Shell’s incumbent PC hardware supplier to over 14 years, will help secure that efficiency. With the broadest technology portfolio and a proven global delivery model, HP provides its clients with the capacity and flexibility to serve established and emerging markets cost-effectively.”

The oil giant has signed a variety of IT deals recently, including a continuing relationship with outsourcer Accenture that provides engineering, production and process control, as well as vendor SAP, who will place a dedicated Shell team within the business to deploy in-memory database Hana.

Shell operates in more than 100 countries with over 100,000 employees and contractors worldwide. HP has been the company’s technology supplier since 2005.

Copyright © 2014 IDG Communications, Inc.

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