HP SA renames subsidiary

EDS renamed as HP Enterprise Services

October 1, 2009

EDS renamed as HP Enterprise Services

HP recently announced that EDS, an HP company, will 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,” said 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,” said 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 th impact the EDS acquisition has made in expanding 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.

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,” said 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.”