By Maddy Reddy
Oman LNG has chosen HP Global Services to help the energy company migrate from the NT4 domain to Windows 2003 Active Directory, Exchange 2003 and standardising the desktop platform to Windows XP for all of its 350 IT users.
Oman Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has chosen HP Global Services division to provide the consultancy assistance in support of their migration from NT4 domain to Windows 2003 Active Directory, Exchange 2003 and standardising the desktop platform to Windows XP for all 350 users of Oman LNG.
HP will be working with International Information Technology Company LLC (IITC) who will provide Microsoft trained engineers to assist with the IT infrastructure upgrade and purchase the various Microsoft licenses. HP claims to have the largest Windows 2000 deployment in the world and internally the vendor operates a global test network, which has recently been upgraded to Windows Server 2003.
“HP globally, has more accredited Microsoft Professionals than any other providers. This, together with our understanding of Oman LNG's other critical business systems, makes us the ideal choice for a partner for this project. Our consultants are experienced in deploying Windows 2003 technology in highly complex environments,” says Herbert Zierl, director, Technology Solutions Group, HP Middle East.
IITC said the new environment will be tested and rolled-out to all users after the current beta implementation. HP's Oman partner will also train the technical staff and offer customised end-user training. The target for Oman LNG is to be up and running with the new environment before the end of 2004 says IITC.
“We partnered with HP Global services to guarantee a smooth and successful implementation of this project as HP follows a professional and structured approach which is based on best practices and project management implementation standards,” says Jay kumar, GM of IITC.