HP to offer cloud consultancy

SA businesses offered workshops on adopting cloud computing

July 1, 2009

SA businesses offered workshops on adopting cloud computing

HP today announced new consulting services to help enterprise customers consider incorporating could computing as part of their broader IT strategy.

The HP Cloud Discovery Workshop and HP Cloud Roadmap Service, are part of a larger portfolio of HP consulting services for enterprise customers who are looking to drive business benefits from the cloud.

“While many organisations understand the core benefits of the cloud model, they are still uncertain about leveraging the benefits of the offering,” said Clive Brindley, Head: Solutions Architecture, HP Software + Solutions, South Africa. “HP’s consulting services are aimed at helping organisations evaluate cloud as part of their overall IT service delivery strategy to drive business results more efficiently in today’s market.”

Available in July, the workshop will Educate customers on the cloud and multi-sourcing service delivery strategies, outline benefits, risks and implications of the cloud within the business, and provide recommendations on people, process and technology for using the cloud as part of an IT and business strategy.

The HP Cloud Roadmap Service offers customers a service for planning and adopting cloud as part of their service delivery strategy.

As a follow on to the HP Cloud Discovery Workshop, the service is set to provide specific recommendations for how customers should use cloud delivery and deployment models as part of their service delivery strategy and deliver a roadmap for cloud adoption, including a set of recommendations and benefits for what customers can achieve in practical steps.

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