Singapore, 15 June 2000 -- Hewlett-Packard Company today announced an expanded portfolio of end-to-end Internet-critical
software and services to help customers rapidly deploy e-services.
The new solutions reduce the complexity that enterprises, service providers and Internet start-ups face in building
and running highly available, secure Internet environments.
HP also announced a new relationship with Sprint, in which HP's Commerce for the Millennium solution will be used
to help small businesses rapidly establish an e-commerce presence. Announcement in brief a major release of the company's UNIX(R) operating system, HP-UX, with new Internet-enabling technologies,
security, networking, performance and availability features, and new Service Control Manageability tool;
a dedicated global security consulting practice offering a range of services to help companies assess,
design and build secure environments;
a new HP tailored solutions service that provides customers with quick-start engineering and integration
support for deploying e-services;
a new version of HP's business performance software, WebQoS, customized by industry and focused on solutions
that increase customer loyalty; and
availability of the e-speak open software platform, which includes e-speak Service Engine Developers'
Release 3.0 and the Service Framework Specification, to help businesses create dynamic e-services.
"By strategically investing in Internet-critical software and services, HP is delivering the secure, always-on
foundation and expertise customers need to transform their businesses and execute at Web speed," said Nick
Earle, president of HP's E-Services Solutions Organization.
HP is making strategic software infrastructure investments in the areas of service management, security, business
process technologies, voice connection and operating systems.
Customers can purchase these solutions or access their capabilities through HP's utility computing services, which
offer computing power on a pay-for-use basis.
"The infrastructure software and services that HP is introducing provide a clear signal that the company is
accelerating its push to help customers Internet-enable their businesses," said Al Gillen, research manager
for system software at International Data Corp.
Complete details on the products can be found at www.hp.com/go/software.
Hewlett-Packard Company - a provider of computing and imaging solutions and services - has 86,000 employees worldwide
and had total revenue from continuing operations of $42.4 billion in its 1999 fiscal year.