Microsoft has announced a collaboration with the recently formed Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), in a joint effort to provide cloud, productivity and mobility solutions to shared enterprise customers. With this new partnership, HPE will begin providing services to take advantage of Windows 10 and surrounding products.
From these recent changes, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Microsoft will be able to provide a range of services to companies, to improve upon productivity and their methods, using the capabilities of Microsoft’s product range. With this deal, they aim to help firms expand with little hassle and maximize their output. Microsoft states that the recent release of the Windows 10 'November Update' helps this cause.
The collaboration aims to deliver the following:
- Consulting services for Windows 10 – The HPE consulting service team will help transform their clients’ business processes via 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: This is an extension of HPE’s current advisory and delivery capabilities via our Windows 10 ecosystem. On top of current offerings, HPE will now offer other cloud productivity and mobile platform products to help organizations transform by streamlining processes, improving collaboration and helping companies become more responsive to customers in the digital economy.
- Industry-specific vertical applications: HPE and Microsoft are currently working on building rich application solutions for healthcare, automotive and financial industries. This agreement will accelerate the expansion of Windows 10 based enterprise solutions 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 on any Windows 10 device.
This signals a great start for Hewlett Packard's newly formed Enterprise firm and could prove to be beneficial in the long term. With Windows 10 still in its early days, many businesses are looking to take the operating system on board, and these offerings from HPE and Microsoft could be the deciding factor for some customers.
Source: Windows Blog (Business)