HP to establish its IT service center in Georgia
10 February, 2011
HP to establish its IT service center in Georgia

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has signed a Letter of Intent with Georgian government on February 2, 2011, according to which HP plans to establish an IT (Information Technology) service center in Georgia.
As Ministry of Economic and Sustainable Development informed Georgian Journal, at the first stage HP plans this center to provide IT services to all state-owned organizations. The decision to consolidate the delivery of IT services by government organizations to this HP center is based on global best practices, and is expected

to reduce existing IT expenses of those organizations by 20% while improving the quality of IT services and significantly increasing the protection of their IT systems from cyber attacks.
HP plans to launch an initiative together with the government to encourage the development of IT sector in Georgia. According to the Letter of Intent, this initiative will include such activities as training programs for IT specialists, support of IT innovations in universities and active cooperation in the process of development of an IT incubator.
This gives a chance to Georgian specialists to show their potential to one of the leading international IT Companies without leaving their homeland, which will encourage growth of Georgia’s competitiveness on the international market.
Overall, creation of the Center will involve HP investments of several millions of dollars in the country and employment of hundreds of Georgian IT specialists at the Center, government believes.


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