Microsoft and HP announce deeper collaboration with two new offerings

Kellogg Brengel

The newly formed Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which recently split into a separate entity from HP, announced today their new Cloud Productivity and Mobility Solution Offerings. These new offerings are part of a deeper collaboration with Microsoft to provide cloud and mobile solutions for companies utilizing Windows 10.
HPE describes the new offerings:

“…now offer businesses a portfolio of tightly integrated services and solutions, designed to modernize enterprise workflows, drive digital transformation and accelerate innovation on top of Microsoft product offerings. The mixture of the Windows 10 platform, as well as the combined assets and capabilities of HPE and Microsoft, results in a deeper play into mobility delivering secured, seamless solutions to enterprise customers that are among the best in the industry.”

The announcement further spells out which Microsoft products and platforms HPE will enhance for businesses and what the new consulting service will seek to achieve for clients. It notes HPE’s CPM offering will provide:

  • Consulting services for Windows 10. The HPE consulting service will accelerate clients’ business process transformations with digital process design, application development and prototyping. The consulting services will pair HPE’s services with Microsoft platforms including Enterprise Mobility Suite, Dynamics Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Office 365, Skype for Business and Windows 10 for the Enterprise.
  • New cloud and mobility consulting services. Extending HPE’s existing advisory and delivery capabilities through the Windows 10 ecosystem, HPE will use the Microsoft cloud and mobility platform to help organizations share information faster, increase engagement and collaboration, and optimize work. Transforming to fully digital business processes helps reduce cost and improve customer service.
  • Industry-specific vertical applications. HPE and Microsoft currently have joint healthcare, automotive and financial applications deployed in client organizations. This catalog of Windows 10-based enterprise applications and solutions will expand to include retail, energy and transportation industry applications. Using the advanced security capabilities of Windows 10 and the intuitive, familiar Windows user interface, HPE and Microsoft will empower enterprises to tackle critical business processes, transform the way work gets done, and provide a new level of customer service and experiences.

This could prove to be a very successful move for the freshly minted HPE to define itself as a provider of custom Windows 10 based services and consulting for the enterprise market. If a recent report holds true that 49% of business are interested in upgrading to Windows 10 in 2016, there could soon be a very large market of business looking to transform their workflows with all Microsoft has to offer from Windows 10 and its other enterprise focused platforms.
Is your company looking to upgrade to Windows 10? And would you rely on HPE’s CPM consulting to make the most of your transition to new Microsoft cloud and mobile solutions? Let us know in the comments section below.