EDS, acquired over a year ago by HP, is to become HP Enterprise Services.
The name change marks the next major step in a year-long integration of EDS into HP and emphasises the growing global role of enterprise technology services in HP’s portfolio.
“Our clients expect us to harness the full power of HP’s portfolio to solve their business challenges,” says Gois Fouché, acting-MD of HP South Africa.
“The combination of EDS’s services brand and HP’s technology leadership will aid HP in becoming one of the leading IT services providers in South Africa and worldwide,” says Fouché “We will continue to utilise the capabilities of the HP portfolio to meet ever changing customer needs; delivering the service excellence that our clients have come to expect.”
To reflect the positive impact the EDS acquisition has made in expanding the breadth and depth of HP capabilities, the Technology Solutions Group (TSG) will be renamed HP Enterprise Business. This group is focused on business and government organisations of all sizes. In addition to enterprise services, its portfolio includes servers, storage, software, networking and technology services.
During the third quarter of fiscal year 2009, the HP Enterprise Business accounted for 47% of the company’s revenue and 60% of its non-GAAP operating profit.
All HP Enterprise Business units will continue to report to Ann Livermore, executive vice-president of HP.
“Customers are facing tough challenges in their technology environments,” says Livermore. “Challenges such as a rigid infrastructure, increasing applications and information complexity are restricting the speed in which IT can add value to the business. HP is the best at helping customers manage and transform their technology environments to deliver better business outcomes.”