Existing contract extended till 2015
The deal is part of food and beverages company Sara Lee’s global transformation to increase operational efficiencies and reduce costs across its businesses around the world.
HP said that it 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 is expected to provide infrastructure management and automation delivered as a service for Sara Lee.
Steve Merry, senior vice president and chief information officer of Sara Lee, said: This new agreement with HP helps Sara Lee to increase efficiencies and further supports our goal of operational excellence. Over the past eight years, HP has consistently been a trusted partner that understands how technology can help us achieve our business objectives.
Ann Livermore, executive vice president, Technology Solutions Group at HP Said: Since 2000, Sara Lee has been able to lower costs, reduce risk and accelerate growth with HP managing and transforming its technology environment. This latest agreement with Sara Lee provides the right infrastructure to meet its customers’ needs today and into the future.
Earlier in November, EDS, an HP company and Guthy-Renker have extended their consumer direct services agreement to support Guthy-Renker’s customer base in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other international territories.