HP and RIM Announce Strategic Alliance to Mobilize Business on BlackBerry



    PALO ALTO, CA, May 4 /CNW/ - HP and Research In Motion (RIM)(Nasdaq:  
RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced they are establishing a strategic alliance to
deliver a portfolio of solutions for business mobility on the BlackBerry(R)
platform.
    The solutions, which include support for BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Server
5.0, are focused on increasing service levels, reducing operations costs and
improving productivity for customers.
    HP and RIM plan to design and launch offerings to increase the
productivity levels of the growing number of global mobile employees, enabling
businesses to extend the return on their investments in mobility.
    "As businesses look for new ways to increase service levels, reduce
operational costs and improve productivity, they can meet these challenges by
transforming how they manage the infrastructure that powers their mobile
workforces," said Ann Livermore, executive vice president, Technology
Solutions Group, HP. "Emerging models of communications and collaboration have
created an opportunity for RIM and HP to provide service-based mobile
solutions that deliver value to customers."
    "RIM and HP are working together to deliver solutions to customers that
weave mobility into their daily operations - from innovative new services in
the cloud to managed mobile services for the enterprise," said Jim Balsillie,
co-chief executive officer, Research In Motion. "Through our collaboration
with HP, businesses will have access to an expanded set of applications and
services for their BlackBerry smartphone deployments."
    At this year's Wireless Enterprise Symposium in Orlando, Fla., HP will be
demonstrating two new solutions - HP CloudPrint for BlackBerry(R) smartphones
and HP Operations Manager for BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

    HP CloudPrint for BlackBerry Smartphones

    HP CloudPrint for BlackBerry smartphones is a web services based solution
that allows users to print emails, documents, photos and web pages using a
BlackBerry smartphone, wherever they are - in the office, at home or on the
road.
    The CloudPrint service enables mobile users to easily print to the
nearest printer. The service is printer-agnostic and driverless and requires
simple Internet access. HP and RIM plan to make CloudPrint available to
BlackBerry Internet Service subscribers as well as BlackBerry Enterprise
Server customers.
    The CloudPrint technology was invented by HP Labs, the company's central
research arm.

    HP Operations Manager for BlackBerry Enterprise Server

    HP also is introducing software to centrally monitor and manage the
extended BlackBerry solution ecosystem, whether it is virtual or physical.
This ecosystem includes the BlackBerry Enterprise Server software, mail
servers, databases, Microsoft(R) Active Directory and server operating systems
such as Windows(R) Server. Plans also include extending the capabilities of
the monitoring solution to provide an end-to-end view of enterprise
applications running on the BlackBerry platform.
    HP Operations Manager for BlackBerry Enterprise Server correlates events
from each part of the mobile ecosystem to help customers pinpoint potential
issues and take corrective actions to remediate them. This single console
reduces costs associated with monitoring multiple consoles and provides
customers with a consolidated view into events, enabling them to manage
performance and deliver optimal service levels for BlackBerry messaging
services.
    In addition, HP delivers services and products to optimize customers'
mobility infrastructures:

    Managed BlackBerry Services

    Managed BlackBerry(R) Services, part of EDS Mobile Workplace Services,
allow organizations to outsource the management of their BlackBerry smartphone
deployments so they can focus on their core businesses. The services are
designed to integrate the mobility ecosystems for large enterprises, whether
they are hosted in EDS' data centers or in a client's own environment.
    Currently, EDS manages close to 500,000 BlackBerry smartphones for
clients.

    HP ProLiant servers trusted to run BlackBerry Enterprise Server

    HP's enterprise customers can use HP ProLiant servers to run BlackBerry
Enterprise Server software. The latest generation of HP ProLiant G6 servers
brings together the best HP innovations in energy efficiency, virtualization
and services to enable large and small customers to do more with less. HP
redefines server economics to deliver double the performance of previous
generations, enabling customers to get more value out of every IT dollar.
    Shane Robison, HP executive vice president and chief strategy and
technology officer, will deliver a keynote address at Wireless Enterprise
Symposium 2009 in Orlando, Fla., on May 6.
    More information is available at www.blackberry.com/hp.

    About Research In Motion (RIM)

    Research In Motion is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of
innovative wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market.
Through the development of integrated hardware, software and services that
support multiple wireless network standards, RIM provides platforms and
solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information including email,
phone, SMS messaging, Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology
also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to
enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM's
portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are
used by thousands of organizations around the world and include the
BlackBerry(R) wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld(TM) product line,
software development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing
agreements. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates
offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is listed on the Nasdaq
Stock Market (NASDAQ:   RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For
more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.

    About HP

    HP, the world's largest technology company, simplifies the technology
experience for consumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans printing,
personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. More information
about HP (NYSE:   HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com/.

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    The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are
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on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2009 and HP's other
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited
to HP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2008.
HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking
statements.

    (C) 2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information
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editorial errors or omissions contained herein.





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