The IT industry is going through a transformation and it would not be wrong to say that another technology boom is expected few years down the line. To help companies cope up with this change and also to catch up with compelling needs, the American technology major Hewlett-Packard (HP) has launched a string of products and services to help enterprises navigate the complex process of IT transformation and develop a robust strategy to take advantage of these new dynamics for services and processes that drive innovation and growth.
According to IDC, the rise and convergence of the four pillars of cloud, social, mobile and big data is having a transformative effect across all industries. By 2020, IDC expects the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) information and communications technology (ICT) industry to generate almost $900 billion in spending, with more than 55% coming from technologies and solutions that drive the four pillars.
Enterprises are hence, under increasing pressure to respond to this rapid shift and take advantage of the “New Style of IT” to transform their operations, improve their competitiveness and enhance customer interactions.
At an event recently organised for the Asia Pacific and Japanese market in Mumbai, HP unveiled a string of product and service offerings. To begin with, the company announced the launch of new age infrastructure which includes things like virtual cloud networking SDN (software defined networking) application, new datacentre switches, enhancements to existing solution from the company for automating routine IT tasks and reducing IT operational
expenses etc. The company also came up with more efficient converged systems and innovations in the datacentre model.
“The ‘New Style of IT’ is rapidly transforming the role of IT as provider of infrastructure support to strategic business partner,” notes Jim Merritt, senior vice-president and general manager, Enterprise Group APAC, HP. “With innovations built on HP converged infrastructure, HP is enabling organisations to rapidly virtualise, simplify and automate their data centres to deliver fast, efficient IT services that drive business innovation.” The IT major has also jumped into advisory services to enable companies to strategise better for dealing with the problem of mobility and related issues.
While HP has time and again spoken about the new style of IT, it is also doing some CSR activities like opening eHealth centres in association with Narayana Health in India. eHealth centres are rapidly deployable healthcare facilities, powered by HP’s cloud-enabled solution. They are built to connect patients in