|By Marketwired .||
|January 10, 2013 07:45 AM EST||
MILAN, ITALY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/10/13 -- HP Enterprise Services Italia S.r.l. today announced that Luxottica Group S.p.A., a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion, luxury and sports eyewear, has signed an agreement for HP (NYSE: HPQ) to manage its data center environment.
Under the agreement, HP and Luxottica will work to create a more agile, secure and scalable technology infrastructure that helps Luxottica migrate to a cloud computing environment. The company's journey to a cloud computing environment is focused on standardization to reduce risk and improve governance of IT operations.
"Today's business environment holds many opportunities to innovate and operate more efficiently, to compete at the highest level on a global scale," said Dario Scagliotti, chief information officer, Luxottica.
"Companies such as Luxottica that operate in complex global markets need more flexible processes, applications and technology to support business growth and innovations," said Howard Hughes, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Services -- Europe, Middle East and Africa, HP. "HP will use its expertise and proven solutions to further Luxottica's transformation to cloud computing and allow it to focus more on customers' needs."
Luxottica Group is a leader in premium, luxury and sports eyewear with approximately 7,000 optical and sun retail stores in North America, Asia-Pacific, China, South Africa, Latin America and Europe, and a strong, well-balanced brand portfolio. House brands include Ray-Ban, the world's most famous sun eyewear brand, Oakley, Vogue, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Arnette and REVO, while licensed brands include Giorgio Armani, Bvlgari, Burberry, Chanel, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Tiffany and Versace. In addition to a global wholesale network involving 130 different countries, the Group manages leading retail chains in major markets, including LensCrafters, Pearle Vision and ILORI in North America, OPSM and Laubman & Pank in Asia-Pacific, LensCrafters in China, GMO in Latin America and Sunglass Hut worldwide. The Group's products are designed and manufactured at its six manufacturing plants in Italy, two wholly owned plants in the People's Republic of China, one plant in Brazil and one plant in the United States devoted to the production of sports eyewear. In 2011, Luxottica Group posted net sales of more than EUR 6.2 billion. www.luxottica.com
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