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HP, UPS Team Up For Electronic Document Delivery

Hewlett-Packard Co. and United Parcel Service of America Inc. Wednesday created a partnership to develop a digital-delivery solution for sending and tracking paper-based documents online.

Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will pair UPS' Document Exchange online delivery service with HP's 9100C Digital Sender, a program that electronically sends physical documents.

The result is expected to be a new solution that enables secure delivery of paper-based documents across the Internet. The combined product complements current e-mail programs, is a cost-effective alternative to physical overnight letter delivery and a secure alternative to faxing, the firms stated.

HP said the partnership is part of its e-services strategy to reach a broad consumer base.No financial terms of the agreement were disclosed.

"In today's hyperspeed business environment, secure, efficient and streamlined communications are key," said Dale Hayes, vice president of Electronic Commerce Marketing for UPS.

"The natural combination of these smart products -- seamlessly integrated paper-based information and electronic messaging -- is the closest you can get today to safe and immediate document delivery. By combining what UPS and HP do best, both companies can deliver superior solutions for electronic-document delivery and management."



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