HP Awarded Infrastructure Services Contract with Sara Lee
PALO ALTO, Calif. - HP today announced it has been awarded a seven-year infrastructure services contract from Sara Lee Corporation to manage its global technology environment.
The deal is part of Sara Lee’s global transformation to increase operational efficiencies and reduce costs across its businesses around the world.
HP will extend its current agreement to 2015 and add the management of Sara Lee’s North America infrastructure technology to make this a fully global contract. HP also will transition Sara Lee’s infrastructure technology to HP’s next-generation data center in Atlanta. This automated environment will provide the latest infrastructure management and automation delivered as a service for Sara Lee.
The agreement builds on a long-standing relationship between Sara Lee and HP. Since 2000, HP has provided services to support Sara Lee’s technology infrastructure in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia, as well as Sara Lee’s end-user environment across the globe.
“This new agreement with HP helps Sara Lee to increase efficiencies and further supports our goal of operational excellence,” said Steve Merry, senior vice president and chief information officer, Sara Lee Corporation. “Over the past eight years, HP has consistently been a trusted partner that understands how technology can help us achieve our business objectives.”
“Since 2000, Sara Lee has been able to lower costs, reduce risk and accelerate growth with HP managing and transforming its technology environment,” said Ann Livermore, executive vice president, Technology Solutions Group, HP. “This latest agreement with Sara Lee provides the right infrastructure to meet its customers’ needs today and into the future.”
About Sara Lee Corporation
Each and every day, Sara Lee (NYSE: SLE) delights millions of consumers and customers around the world. The company has one of the world’s best-loved and leading portfolios with its innovative and trusted food, beverage, household and body care brands, including Ambi Pur, Ball Park, Douwe Egberts, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Kiwi, Sanex, Sara Lee and Senseo. Collectively, these brands generate more than $12 billion in annual net sales covering approximately 200 countries. The Sara Lee community consists of 52,000 employees worldwide. Please visit www.saralee.com for the latest news and in-depth information about Sara Lee and its brands.
HP, the world’s largest technology company, provides printing and personal computing products and IT services, software and solutions that simplify the technology experience for consumers and businesses. HP completed its acquisition of EDS on Aug. 26, 2008. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.
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