Compaq Computer Corporation and global technology services company Schlumberger have announced an agreement to develop and offer joint, global IT solutions that combine their respective services and technologies. Initial offerings will focus on markets where Compaq and Schlumberger have complementary strengths, including oil and gas, finance, telecommunications, transport, energy and utilities and the public sector.
The alliance builds on long-term cooperation between the companies in the oil and gas industry as well as other key market sectors. Over the past ten years the two companies have established a common installed base of several hundred customers in the telecommunications, financial services and utilities markets. Earlier this year, Schlumberger and Compaq delivered an integrated security solution based on Compaq products running Microsoft WindowsTM and the Schlumberger DeXa.Badge offering that incorporates SchlumbergerSema smart cards and readers.
"Compaqs solutions strategy is gaining momentum as we work with partners like Schlumberger to create solutions meeting industry-specific needs," said Peter Blackmore, Compaqs executive vice president, Worldwide Sales & Service. "Schlumberger offers deep insight into many industries of mutual interest and offers world class solutions that integrate seamlessly with Compaqs technology platforms and service expertise. The alliance of these two great companies will offer global enterprises effective solutions with superb economy of deployment."
"Schlumberger is a leading aggregator and IT solutions provider. The alliance combines our domain expertise in key markets, project management, systems integration, secure IT services and smart card-based technologies with Compaqs industry-leading platforms to offer customers world-class IT solutions," said Jean Chevallier, vice president, Business Development, SchlumbergerSema. "The alignment of the technology and service strengths of each company will allow us to rapidly design and develop innovative integrated solutions in response to customer needs."