remote areas, who couldn’t previously afford or access healthcare, to receive remote consultations and diagnoses from physicians and specialists. Housed in shipping containers or existing facilities, each eHealth centre is customised and fully equipped with cloud-integrated diagnostic equipment. The company plans to do a phased implementation programme and will install up to 20 eHealth centres over the next 18-24 months.
“Addressing the challenges of providing quality and affordable healthcare to patients in rural India requires a New Style of IT,” explains Neelam Dhawan, vice-president and general manager, Enterprise Group and managing director, HP India. “HP cloud-enabled technology, which is central to eHealth centres, is helping to change the dynamics of the healthcare system in India. By working with organisations like Narayana Health, we are able to expand the eHC programme to more parts of India.”
At the Mumbai meet, HP also launched some colourful products for the consumers, with special emphasis on the youth. It unveiled a range of consumer notebook and touch convertible PCs, and a variety of colourful accessories delivering new eye-catching options for consumers in India. “The products have shrunk by 35% and boast of better capabilities than before,” says
Ketan Patel, director, Computing Category, Printing and Personal Systems, HP India.
Keeping the youth in mind, the company is not only offering vibrant colours like electric blue, vibrant red etc, but also packing the product with 4 GB memory Nvidia graphic cards for better gaming experience. “We ensured that the performance is not compromised at any point at the same time making it very youthful,” adds Patel. All the products also come bundled with accessories which were earlier missing from most HP laptops and PCs.
Besides launching products for enterprises as well as consumers, HP also spoke about some important deals that it has recently bagged. Shell, to begin with has extended the HP hardware and services agreement to support the oil major’s global business in more than 100 countries and for over 100,000 employees and contractors worldwide.
Under the renewed five-year agreement, HP will deliver more than 150,000 products to Shell including HP PCs, tablets, peripherals, printers, workstations, servers, storage and networking hardware as well as innovative IT integration and support services. All equipment will be provided
either directly or through HP’s worldwide network of local channel partners.
Another important deal which the company spoke about was with CIBIL (Credit Information Bureau India wherein, HP will use its converged infrastructure to improve