90,000 Compaqs for Shell

As part of its Global Infrastructure Project, Shell has placed an order for 90,000 PCs with Compaq.

The Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies (Shell) has awarded Compaq a $150 million contract to supply and manage the delivery of up to 90,000 PCs, 1,500 servers and 135 terabytes of storage. The deal is part of Shell’s Global Infrastructure project (PDM Vol. 6 N° 2) to standardize the computing environment across the Group and is projected to achieve an approximate reduction of 30 per cent in the average desktop total cost of ownership. The global project will offer a standardized Windows 2000-based desktop environment in approximately 1,000 Shell locations in over 135 countries.


Compaq will be managing the integration and delivery of PCs and pre-built server and storage systems globally from one central location in Erskine, Scotland. Shell Group MD Harry Roels said: “This project will give us the tools to globalize our business and respond quickly to new opportunities.” Shell will be leasing approximately 50 per cent of the Compaq technology. The company expects the project to be completed during 2002.

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