HP Enterprise Services was recently recognized as a 2011 Microsoft U.S. Public Sector Partner of the Year. The award honors HP’s innovative use of Microsoft technology in support of public missions. Winners and finalists were nominated and selected by Microsoft’s U.S. Public Sector team working throughout the nation.
“Our partner community plays a vital role in delivering technology solutions that meet the unique needs of customers across government, education and healthcare,” said Vince Menzione, general manager of U.S. Public Sector Partner Strategy. “HP has shown incredible dedication to serving the public sector, and the company’s recognition as a Partner of the Year is well deserved.”
HP Enterprise Services was recognized in part because of the single-award firm-fixed-price indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract worth up to $2.5 billion over a four-year base period with two three-year option periods by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). As part of that agreement, HP will provide end-user desktop services and devices that will increase NASA’s efficiency and allow its employees to more easily collaborate in a secure computing environment.
The Microsoft Partner Program is designed for all partners who develop and market solutions based on Microsoft platforms, provide consulting or technical services on Microsoft systems, or recommend Microsoft technology purchases. Microsoft partners include consulting services providers, independent software vendors (ISVs), independent hardware vendors, large account resellers (LARs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), support providers, system integrators, system builders, training providers, value-added resellers and value-added providers.
HP and Microsoft have benefited from a long-standing strategic relationship dating back nearly 20 years. Throughout the duration of our relationship, HP has been recognized by Microsoft for its contribution in driving world class solutions on the Microsoft platform that drive clients' productivity, innovation and growth. As a member of the Agility Alliance, Microsoft provides the standard platform for HP's desktop and server operating systems and integrated development environments. HP clients turn to the alliance for development, management and modernization of their mission-critical applications and infrastructure, including the next generation of Dynamics CRM, Portals and Collaboration, .NET development and integration, workplace management and mobility solutions.