HP plans to tool firms up to cope in unpredictable times

5 Nov 2009

New research by HP shows that more than 90pc of senior business decision makers believe business cycles will continue to be unpredictable in the next few years.

As a result, 80pc recognise a need to be far more flexible in their approaches to business and technology, a new report on thriving in unpredictable times by the world’s largest technology company reveals.

Eyes on innovation

In addition to flexibility, 84pc of senior business leaders believe innovation will be critical to their organisation’s success and 71pc would sanction more technology investments if they could see how those investments met their organisation’s time-to-market and business opportunity needs.

”Technology is a fundamental contributor to business innovation,” said Ann Livermore, executive vice-president, HP Enterprise Business.

“With HP’s portfolio of products, services and solutions, organisations can build technology environments that deliver the outcomes that matter today and tomorrow.”

HP’s new offerings allow organisations to thrive in unpredictability by building technology environments that deliver:

  • Line of sight – Enabling improved competitiveness and mitigation of risk through business data management, information governance and business analytics.
  • Innovation – Speeding time to market for new goods and services, while simultaneously reducing the cost of lost time, opportunity and effort is achieved through the best use of technology to meet customers’ unique problems.
  • Elasticity – Returning to peak form after being compressed or stretched is achieved through a converged infrastructure.

The company has also unveiled a range of financing options to make it easier for firms to get their hands on cutting-edge enterprise technologies.

By John Kennedy

Photo: Ann Livermore, executive vice-president, HP Enterprise Business.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years