February 22, 2010

Hewlett-Packard's Megadeal with Shell Raises Strategic Profile

Hewlett-Packard's credibility as a serious networking player got a big boost this week as Royal Dutch Shell—the #1 company on the Fortune 500 list—picked HP to develop a wireless sensing system to collect and distribute seismic images from challenging underground environments to enhance Shell's ability to locate oil and natural-gas reservoirs.

Shell didn't mince words about the strategic significance of its collaboration with HP, which will "represent a leap forward in seismic data quality that will provide Shell with a competitive advantage in exploring difficult oil and gas reservoirs," said Gerald Schotman, Shell executive vice president, Innovation/Research and Development, in a press release.

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