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HP Helps Customers Improve Business Results with Information Management Solutions


Information governance key to improved cost savings and efficiencies for private and public sector organizations

PALO ALTO, Calif., HP today announced that several government and enterprise customers are improving their business results using HP Information Management strategies, software and solutions.

Continental Airlines’ Finance Group is using HP Data Protector to back up and recover more than 1 petabyte of data – the equivalent of approximately 20 million four-door filing cabinets full of documents. With HP Data Protector, Continental has reduced its technology costs by 70 percent and has been able to reduce business risks associated with compliance and government regulations.

“Information security, virtualization, compliance and e-discovery are critical areas for us moving into 2009,” said Ron Anderson-Lehman, chief information officer, Continental Airlines. “We expect further benefits with the new virtualization and encryption features in the latest version of HP Data Protector.”

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), America’s first cancer center, is the only upstate New York facility to hold the National Cancer Center designation “comprehensive cancer center” and to serve as a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

With the HP Medical Archive solution to manage its estimated 20 terabytes of new data annually, RPCI has significantly improved performance, productivity, reliability and efficiency throughout the organization. RPCI also has achieved a return on investment of 107 percent, with a payback period of 22 months.

In addition, with the HP Integrated Archive Platform, RPCI can quickly find emails for legal discovery, regulatory governance and compliance requirements, including HIPAA. Previously, it took days to find a specific email for legal discovery; however, with HP Integrated Archive Platform, it takes only an hour.

Brunel University in West London is one of the most respected universities in the United Kingdom, with a community of about 20,000 people. As the university has grown, the amount of data the university stored in its archives was growing at the rate of 2 terabytes per year.

As a public body in the higher education sector, Brunel is subject to the Freedom of Information Act, which places legal responsibility on its governance of student information. Additionally, as memos and other communications went digital and the “paper trail” disappeared, it needed to have a viable process of electronic discovery in place to easily manage cases or disputes relating to student results, governance or fraud.

With the HP Integrated Archive Platform, Brunel can find emails and other content faster in order to respond to the approximately 25-35 e-discovery investigations per year.

In one example, the time taken to locate all the emails pertaining to a particular topic or word was cut down from 14 days to just a few hours, freeing up system administrators’ time to focus on their core business.

“HP Integrated Archive Platform is effectively the best ‘find’ button on the Internet,” said Iain Liddell, policy development manager, Brunel University. “Beyond just efficiency, the solution has helped Brunel further enhance its reputation for corporate integrity, and you simply can’t put a price on that.”

Kingston Council, a local government located in the southern suburbs of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, is using HP TRIM Software to improve business efficiencies and internal processes by managing key Council documents, including Council meeting minutes, corporate reports and agendas.

The Kingston Council also sought to integrate all of its core systems on the HP TRIM platform. They required a cost-effective integration platform that would not involve them purchasing additional integration solutions or frameworks.

To lower costs and improve energy efficiency, Kingston Council virtualized the HP TRIM Enterprise Server alongside other applications. To further facilitate virtualization, the Council recently moved HP TRIM onto Microsoft® SQL Server™ to enhance disaster recovery by mirroring the server at another location.

“We were looking to get more value out of our current applications,” said Carol Jackway, Corporate Information Team Leader, Kingston Council, Victoria, Australia. “Integration between HP TRIM and the Council’s other applications was cost-effective and easy due to HP TRIM’s open and robust nature. Not having to retrain staff on a new system is a tremendous cost saving for us. With the productivity and efficiency improvements enabled by HP TRIM, we are better equipped to respond to the needs of the community.”

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