August 4, 2008
Geeks On Call(R) Becomes Authorized Hewlett Packard Reseller
NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Geeks On Call Holdings, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: GOCH) , a premier national provider of professional IT solutions to small business and residential customers through its national network of franchise and Company-owned locations under the trade names Geeks On Call(R), 1-800-905-GEEK(TM), and CallTheGeeks.com(TM), announced today it has become an authorized reseller of Hewlett-Packard products and services through HP's PartnerONE Program, a network of approved Enterprise and SMB solution providers.
As an added convenience for customers of their mobile computer services, Geeks On Call offers a variety of software products and supplies that will now include the HP line of desktops, workstations, laptops, printers, storage media, servers and networking products.
The SMB network branded through HP's PartnerONE Program provides member benefits beyond HP product access, including co-branded materials, targeted marketing to pre-defined customer leads, special promotions, sales and technical training through the partner portal, and business networking opportunities. These benefits will help Geeks On Call franchise partners generate new business and relationships in their communities through increased local and national market presence.
According to Rich Artese, Geeks On Call Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, "Hewlett-Packard's partner program came to our attention at the perfect time in Geeks On Call's Company expansion. A substantial and growing portion of our IT services are geared toward small business. We pride ourselves on helping our customers build their businesses through increased productivity, efficiency, and data security. The HP PartnerONE program, with its targeted small business marketing approach and network of SMBs, will generate new business opportunities for our franchisees and place Geeks On Call within an exclusive community created by one of the nation's top technology manufacturers."
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended October 31, 2007, HP revenue totaled $104.3 billion. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com/.
About Geeks On Call
Geeks On Call is a wholly owned subsidiary of Geeks On Call Holdings, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: GOCH) . Founded in 1999, the Company is a pioneer in the mobile, rapid-response on-site IT service concept. Under the trade names Geeks On Call(R), 1-800-905-GEEK(TM), and CallTheGeeks.com(TM), the Company's certified IT professionals service small businesses and residential customers through its national network of franchise and Company-owned locations. They provide computer privacy and security solutions, hardware and network installations and troubleshooting, as well as repairs, upgrades and consulting. Geeks On Call also co-markets through endorsed vendor relationships with other Franchisors, who offer GOC services to their franchisees as a value-added benefit. Over 250 independently owned and operated franchises have been granted, with new franchise and Corporate locations opening regularly. For more information, including franchising and Endorsed Vendor Program opportunities, call 1-800-905-GEEK or visit http://www.geeksoncall.com/. Send an email of inquiry to [email protected]
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Contacts: Investor Relations Jennifer Allesandro Geeks On Call I/R (757) 531-7410 jennifer.allesandro@ geeksoncall.com Media Relations Shana Keith Porter Novelli (404) 995-4557 shana.keith@ porternovelli.com
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