For PeopleSoft Inc. and its application hosting business, bigger is better.
PeopleSoft is expanding its application hosting arm, PeopleSoft eCenter. The Pleasanton, Calif., company said it will expand its business globally to companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 to midsize.
Hewlett-Packard Co. will provide the technical operations, infrastructure and services needed for a global expansion. The Palo Alto, Calif., company will manage the people, process and technology for eCenters technical operations. HPs services include desktop and network management, data security, disaster recovery, and enterprise integration.
With hosted eCenter apps, customers can expect single-vendor accountability, rapid deployment, ongoing service and support, as well as application expertise, according to officials.
It will be available this month. Pricing varies based on the number of users and applications.