HEWLETT-Packard Hong Kong has won a $41.47 million contract to supply the Housing Authority's maintenance information systems and infrastructure support project (MISIS) The scheme, which is expected to achieve faster response times to tenant's requests for help, is designed to assist estate offices managing maintenance pleas. The aim is also to lower the number of repair requests through a preventative maintenance programme. The authority plans to spend HK$23 billion on housing maintenance over the next five years. The HP contract covers the supply, installation and testing of a networked computing system at 48 sites across Hong Kong, including 29 housing estates and 19 regional and district maintenance depots. HP's Professional Services Organisation will also work with Vigers (Hong Kong) International Property Consultants to design more MISIS modules which will support further maintenance programmes. The whole system will include a new wide area network connected to an Oracle 7.1 database management system running on an HP9000 Model H70 UNIX business server. Individual estate offices will have a Windows NT Server 3.5-based local area network, supporting Windows PC clients, which will be used by customer centre service staff.