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World Vision Selects HP to Help Accelerate Global Relief and Development Work


PALO ALTO, Calif., March 14, 2006, HP today announced that the nonprofit organization World Vision U.S. has named the company as its preferred technology provider to accelerate international relief efforts.

HP will deliver and deploy technology and services supporting the Christian organization’s relief, development and advocacy work for the estimated 100 million children and adults World Vision serves in nearly 100 countries worldwide.

World Vision has standardized on HP technology and services to quickly respond to changing business needs and more efficiently manage donations during peak transaction times. Following several recent natural disasters, there has been an estimated 50-fold increase in contributions to the nonprofit group. After the 2004 Asian tsunami, HP technology enabled World Vision to expand capacity and process information and transactions involving 70,000 new donors.

“We selected HP as our preferred technology provider based on its vision, expertise, flexibility and understanding of our needs as a nonprofit organization,” said Will Randolph, chief information officer, World Vision. “With its broad portfolio of technology and services, HP provides us with an offering that will allow for growth of our program while addressing day-to-day IT budget and resource constraints.”

HP has been working with World Vision to streamline its business processes with an IT consolidation project. This included replacing multiple servers with an HP 9000 Superdome system to power the organization’s Donor Vision database. This worldwide database tracks the names of participating children, families and sponsors, as well as contributions and distributions.

To ensure consistent and dependable management and reliability of this massive amount of data, World Vision also deployed HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Arrays (EVAs) and industry-standard HP ProLiant server blades running Linux. The technology will pool shared resources to support various workloads and ensure business continuity and availability as well as reliable data replication throughout the organization. Additionally, HP Services is providing technology support for an Oracle® database running HP technology.

“HP’s highly flexible, simplified and cost-effective solutions and services enable customers such as World Vision to identify critical business needs and quickly apply IT expertise to manage change,” said Deborah L. Nelson, vice president, Worldwide Marketing and Alliances, HP. “That is what our Adaptive Enterprise strategy is all about, providing technology solutions that help make it easier for customers like World Vision to align their IT resources with their primary missions.”

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