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HP Announces Solutions Business Partner Award Winners

Press release from the issuing company

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 21, 2007 – HP announced its 2008 Solutions Business Partner Award Winners for their outstanding, best in class technology advancements provided to HP and its customers.  Presented at the 2008 HP Imaging and Printing Group's Worldwide Solutions Business Partner Conference, the four award winners include Kofax, Oberon, Perceptive and IPG Solutions Business Partner of the Year, TROY Group.

The annual HP IPG Worldwide Solutions Business Partner Conference brings together industry-leading software and hardware providers to extend and improve the capabilities of HP imaging and printing products, enabling customers to use HP devices in more ways.

"HP is focused on delivering customers a complete set of solutions to help address their most critical imaging and printing business needs," said David Laing, program manager, Global Enterprise Business, HP. "Partners including Kofax, Oberon, Perceptive and TROY Group exemplify what it takes to solve customer challenges in the areas of content capture, document management and secure check printing."

The HP Solutions Business Partner Program provides customers with unprecedented access to the newest HP and partner technology, delivering the most advanced solutions to the customer environment. With Platinum, Gold and Silver-level partners, the enhanced program enables HP to efficiently address customer needs to reduce costs, improve operational effectiveness, streamline document intensive processes, increase worker productivity and improve business results.

In addition, since the launch of the HP Solutions Business Partner Accreditation, Certification and Test program (ACT) in April, several partners are now accredited and have specific solutions that are certified by HP, expanding the range of applications that HP offers its customers. Customers gain greater confidence in the quality and ease of implementation of certified partner solutions.

The Solutions Business Partner Awards were presented to the following partners, each of which contributed an array of advancements to HP's enterprise imaging and printing services and solutions portfolio:

- TROY Group - IPG Solutions Business Partner of the Year Award

- Kofax - Outstanding Partner Award for New Development Initiatives

- Oberon - Outstanding Partner Award for Software Customization

- Perceptive - Outstanding Partner Award for Best Sales Force Engagement

TROY was selected as the HP Solutions Business Partner of the Year based on an evaluation of sales results, marketing investments, contribution to HP's enterprise ecosystem and regional expansion.

"In addition to great products, customer service, and sales and marketing, TROY has invested in an aggressive international expansion that will allow HP and Troy to meet the needs of customers with global locations who need complete printing and imaging solutions," added Laing.  "All of our Solutions Business Partners have helped to build an IPG enterprise ecosystem that allows HP to solve customer needs at every level."

For more information about HP's new enterprise services and solutions, please visit http://www.hp.com/large/ipg/.