OBS announces new partnership with HP Australia

OBS LogoMelbourne, 4 Dec 2012 – OBS today announced that is has entered into a partner agreement with HP Australia. OBS’s services will focus on integrating HP TRIM Software and Microsoft SharePoint into a cohesive Enterprise Information Management platform in addition to its existing partnerships with Microsoft and i5 Software.

HP TRIM is a highly configurable and easily deployable commercial off the shelf solution that is proven in large government and regulated industry organisations and can meet the needs of any enterprise. HP TRIM provides records management rigor for business records, physical and electronic, regardless of source and allows organisations to reduce the operational, financial and legal risks of legal discovery, litigation and audit.

HP TRIM can manage, finalise, relocate and archive all SharePoint content including blogs, wikis, discussions, documents, and sites, according to established business rules set at an administrative level. All managed content is easily discoverable from SharePoint and HP TRIM with full audit trails maintained in HP TRIM. With transparent records management for SharePoint content and the ability to search across SharePoint, federated data stores and HP TRIM from SharePoint staff productivity is greatly enhanced.

Desmond Russell, National Solutions Specialist OBS said, “The partnership will provide HP TRIM customers with extensive access to OBS’s national SharePoint and information management consulting services. OBS expects to grow HP TRIM’s existing customer base by supporting customers in integrating the two technology platforms to deliver a greater return on their investment.”

“Together with this announcement we have launched a program, HP TRIM Readiness Assessment and Strategy (RAS), to help customers set a vision and strategy roadmap for the HP TRIM SharePoint modules. The program will help clients deploy and evaluate the HP TRIM SharePoint solution and determine the readiness of their SharePoint information environment.”

Murray Harding, Director of Partner Business HP Information Management, welcomes the addition of OBS to the HP IM Partner Eco-System. “I am extremely excited by our new partnership and the SharePoint expertise OBS brings to our combined solution. Information management is one of HP’s three key strategic initiatives and I look forward to OBS aligning to execute on this and share in our mutual success.”

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About OBS
OBS is a leading Australian IT Services Company focused on helping organisations transform their business with Microsoft technologies. Operating since 1999, OBS has worked with over 300 blue chip Australian government, public and private organisations including a quarter of the ASX 200. OBS provides specialist technical, consulting and managed application support services for organisations that wish to address performance, compliance and productivity initiatives on Microsoft SharePoint, Dynamics CRM and Cloud technologies. Backed by Macquarie Capital, OBS have over 140 staff that service Australia with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra.

As Australia’s first Microsoft Gold Partner, OBS currently holds five Microsoft Gold Competencies covering Portals & Collaboration, Digital Marketing, Search, CRM and Business Intelligence. OBS was named Australia’s Best Place to Work in 2012 by BRW magazine.

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