Aiming to establish itself as a leading provider of e-services, Hewlett-Packard has established 10 "e-projects" in three areas: apps-on-taps, next generation portals, and dynamic brokering.
The deals include establishing technical and equitable links with e-commerce companies through HP's e-service offerings such as e-speak.
In the applications area, HP's partners include online business shop, Alta Internet Business Centres, and Brisbane-based ASP Tequinox - an off-shoot of software developer Mincom.
HP's partners also include the portals Explore Australia and connect.com.au, and online loan brokering service, BestBid.
David Lenz, HP's enterprise computing marketing director, said some of the partnerships the company is working on in Australia and New Zealand are "revolutionary".
"They demonstrate that local companies are not just taking part in the e-services revolution, but, in a number of specific areas and with HP's involvement, they are helping to drive it," he said.
According to Lenz, the future of e-services will enable a "do it for me" Internet environment, where "it won't matter what appliance you are using, the Net will be there to serve you".