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HP & Axon Partner to Supply Notebooks to Teachers

HP and Axon Partner to Supply Notebooks to Teachers

HP, in partnership with Axon, has been announced by the Ministry of Education as an official supplier for the Laptops for Secondary Teachers Scheme.

The programme will be rolled out to selected public secondary schools and initially gives teachers, that meet criteria set by the Ministry of Education, the opportunity to lease a notebook for three years. http:// Axon has set up the laptops4teachers website to provide an easy access gateway to the scheme. The site provides a central place for information about the scheme including the application process, product and service information.

“HP is excited about being able to further our long term commitment to education and encouraging innovation through out New Zealand through this initiative. Congratulations to the Ministry for providing this scheme to New Zealand’s secondary school teachers,” said Ken Erskine, Director of Corporate Communications and Brand, HP New Zealand.

"Axon has been a keen contributor to initiatives involved in driving the knowledge economy. This initiative is a step along the way to positioning the NZ economy to compete on a global scale,” said Matt Kenealy, Managing Director, Axon.

About HP HP is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions and services to consumers and businesses. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. HP completed its merger transaction involving Compaq Computer Corp. on May 3, 2002. More information about HP is available at

About Axon Axon is a New Zealand IT solutions and services company, with strong employee ownership. National consulting and service teams work from offices in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch.

Axon wins and retains customers based on its track record of delivering smart, practical and economical IT solutions - resulting in measurable business improvement. Customers include more than 50 medium-to-large New Zealand companies including Foodstuffs, Tower, Genesis Power, PDL Industries, BMW, ASB Bank, and the Crown Law Office.

Axon's business teams are organised in support of the company's 'support and drive' philosophy. Supporting business involves improving return on technology investments: reducing cost, increasing reliability and reducing management overhead. Capabilities include IT procurement, sophisticated onsite and outsourced service, system and network management and optimisation, and a broad range of consulting services aimed at increasing efficiency, productivity and cost saving.

Driving business involves solutions designed to help customers increase revenue, increase market share, increase customer service, or increase differentiation. Capabilities include web procurement, website content management, and products and consulting services, which enable collaborative business over the web.

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