When Hewlett Packard looked for an educational partner to join their Enterprise Services Technology Alliance, they had no shortage of suitors. But the depth and breadth of their relationship with RIT ultimately led them to choose the university for this valuable partnership.
RIT is the only academic partner in the technology alliance program. HP is well known for the Agility Alliance program which includes members such as Deloitte, KPMG, Microsoft, Oracle, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SAP, Symantec, as well as other technology partners such as Citrix, Computer Associates, Intel, Microfocus, Siemens PLM, TIBCO and VMWare. Alliance partners are globally recognized for their focus on collaboration that develops, implements and jointly markets differentiated services that help companies reach their business goals. Alliance partners expand and/or improve HP delivery readiness, quality and productivity.
HP's Enterprise Services customer base benefits from RIT's ability to consult on technology solutions for a wide range of industries. In turn, RIT benefits from their relationship with a valued industry partner in innovative technology solutions. HP Enterprise Services' clients will enjoy access to an all new level of technology expertise through RIT faculty and student work.
The university will provide research and expertise in a number of areas including imaging, printing and graphic media, sustainability, engineering and manufacturing, biomedical and life sciences, computing and information sciences, astrophysics science and technology, microsystems, art and design, and access learning technologies for the deaf. RIT and HP have collaborated for more than 10 years in sponsored research activities supporting HP's imaging product development goals, developing and advancing novel methodologies for image segmentation.
In addition to providing technical expertise that benefits faculty work and student learning, RIT may also benefit if HP is chosen to design the university's new Green Data Center. HP is currently being considered as key provider for the project. Once complete, the Green Data Center will function as the processing center for university operations and provide a showcase for sustainable technology. HP's extensive knowledge of sustainable computing and data storage makes them a valuable collaborative partner for projects that may include hardware and software for other new facilities on campus, and incorporating high sustainability standards in the design and construction of the new buildings.