Infotech Lead India: Hewlett-Packard (HP) has signed an IT deal with Gujarat Urban Bank Co-operative Banks Federation (GUBCBF) for the second phase of the Flood IT project.
As part of the project, HP is offering products such as Pavilion Desktops, Omni AiOs, HP 2000 and HP Pavilion g Notebooks at discounts to students in Gujarat.
HP says students in Gujarat from KG to PG can now receive discount on the market price of an HP personal computer as part of this latest scheme and will also be eligible for interest-free loans for the purchase of these devices.
Vinay Awasthi, senior director, Product Category, PPS, HP India, said: “We are offering everything from laptops to desktops and All-in-Ones, allowing students to select the most appropriate device for their own requirements.”
As per HPs strategy, this project is also done through channel partners all across Gujarat by unique business model so that each and every channel partner can participate.
HP has 24 service centers in Gujarat.
As per a study by Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) on Flood I-T project, 145 cooperative banks and 100 cooperative societies had participated in this initiative in 2009-10. Computer sales in Gujarat increased by almost 30 percent and an estimated number of 1,00,000 students benefitted.