Hewlett Packard Enterprise India starts operations

Bengaluru, Nov 2 (IANS) There is no impact on the Indian headcount of the erstwhile HP at the newly-formed Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) India, said its top executive on Monday.

“Our talent need is changing and becoming lesser but with the formation of the new company, we are not looking at any headcount reduction,” said MD Neelam Dhawan, without revealing the exact number of people its employs in India.

One of the two companies created after splitting the older Hewlett Packard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has started operating in its new avatar as a leading global company in the space of enterprise services, software and financial services from Monday – a year after the split was announced.

“We have creates two new Fortune 50 companies (HPE and HP Inc) from the older Fortune 50 company (HP),” said Dhawan.

While HP Inc deals with personal computers and printers business, $53 billion HPE deals with enterprise business. HPE, which currently employs 252,000 people in 400 locations in 120 countries, is looking at an addressable market of $1 trillion.

“The older company (HP) has been separated into two companies to be more agile and swift and bring down the cost structure. The justification is very strong and took us one year to set it up in every country,” said Dhawan, adding the transformation is aimed at serving the new age businesses using IT extremely innovatively and to provide seamless integration.

Meg Whitman is the president and CEO and Pat Russo chairman of HPE, whose key capabilities are servers, storage, cloud, networking, security, IT services, converged systems, financial services and big data.

In India, HPE is headquartered in Bengaluru along with operations in Gurgaon, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Lucknow.

“The new company’s India strategy focuses on banking and financial services, manufacturing, retail and e-commerce, telecom, public sector and smart cities and Digital India’,” said Dhawan.

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