HP and Microsoft Expand Alliance in Unified Communications and Collaboration
At Interop Las Vegas 2009, HP and Microsoft announced a four-year strategic global initiative to deliver an end-to-end unified communications and collaboration solution.
As part of their Frontline Partnership, the two companies expect to invest up to an additional $180 million in product development, professional services, as well as joint sales and marketing, to help organizations lower costs and improve productivity.
The solution, which is planned to span software, hardware, networking, and services, would enable customers to improve business output and reduce travel, telecom, and IT operating costs. This would be accomplished by streamlining communications across messaging, video, and voice with connected applications and devices. HP and Microsoft also plan to provide the flexibility and control customers need to manage their communications infrastructure efficiently.