HP is one company that is transforming and transitioning by the day. Having split into two independent entities- HP Inc and HPE in 2015, the company is making concerted efforts to carve a niche in the ever- changing marketplace. After selling its services business to CSC, there was a perception in the market that HPE has totally exited the services business, to put that perception to rest HPE has launched a new technology services organization called Pointnext. With Pointnext, HPE is looking at accelerating its digital transformation play and hasten hybrid cloud mandates.
In an interaction with Dataquest Rajesh Dhar, Senior Director, Pointnext, HPE India says, “ Over the last few years there is a realization that Hybrid cloud is the way forward. So Hybrid cloud is the reality and we want to make the customer transition to a Hybrid cloud as smooth and simple as possible. This is our first pitch. Secondly, on the ‘Edge’ side, which is having a majority of the impact due to the digital disruption and digital transformation, here there is a challenge to connect various devices safely in the enterprise. We want to make edge intelligent for the customers.”
According to HPE sources, Pointnext will provide three types of services- Advisory and Transformation, Professional and Operational. “ Each customer journey is unique and requires a trusted advisor with deep capabilities, a strong partner ecosystem and a proven record for demonstrating innovative approaches to solving challenges. Moreover, with Pointnext we want to convey a solid message to the market about HPE’s deep legacy in the services business. After the services business sell off to CSC, there was a perception that HPE is no longer into the services business, which is not true. Through Pointnext we want reinforce in the market that in HPE there is a large services organization form an infrastructure point of view.”
Adds Som Satsangi, VP & GM, Enterprise group, MD India, HPE says “ “Digital transformation is driving an incredible pace of change for our industry and our customers’ needs are evolving just as quickly. Services are at the core of our ability to be that strategic partner to our clients and help them on their transformation journey. In fact, its role in our business has never been more critical.”
Company sources say that at the forefront of Pointnext is ‘Advisory and Transformation Services’, where HPE collaborates with companies to design their technology transformation and build a roadmap tuned to their unique challenges. This team helps clients digitize their core operations, innovate offerings and realize better business outcomes by:
– Optimizing hybrid IT through the right mix of public and private cloud platforms
– Gaining more insights from data and analytics
– Connecting the Intelligent Edge
– Modernizing, migrating and developing forward-thinking applications
Clearly, with Pointnext HPE intend to manifest its years of service legacy and apply to the new normal computing demands. Company sources say that Pointnext draws on the expertise of more than 25,000 specialists in 80 countries covering 30 languages and spanning a range of disciplines — from cloud consulting experts to operational services experts. These teams collaborate with businesses worldwide to speed their adoption of emerging technologies, including cloud computing and hybrid IT, big data and analytics, the Intelligent Edge and Internet of Things (IoT).