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HP wins software deal with Vic fire authority

Hewlett-Packard has won a three-year software and services contract with the Country Fire Authority (CFA) in Victoria to support the CFA for the 2012 bushfire season.
Written by Suzanne Tindal, Contributor on

in brief Hewlett-Packard has won a three-year software and services contract with the Country Fire Authority (CFA) in Victoria to support the CFA for the 2012 bushfire season.

The authority will use HP's business-services management product to create a dashboard to monitor its applications and IT infrastructure, including its advanced warning system, which publishes warnings, Fire Danger assessments and ban notifications, its IP network and its physical and virtual servers.

"When a natural disaster strikes, we cannot afford for our systems to fail, as lives and properties are at stake. Many emergency services have to coordinate, manage and move as one," said Michael Foreshew, executive manager Technology Services CFA.

"HP helps us achieve system continuity and precise communication between emergency management teams and the public."

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