HPs Enterprise Group Poised to Make Noise
Enterprise Systems Group VP Peter Blackmore says now that the issues of integrating Compaq are behind HP, it is moving forward to build the ESG and the company.The second quarter was an eventful one for Hewlett-Packard Co.s Enterprise Systems Group. Earlier this month, the Palo Alto, Calif., company realigned its three hardware divisionscovering servers and storage productsinto a single business unit and strengthened the groups ties with the services organization to present a more integrated business approach. That was a prelude to the announcement the following week, when Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina announced HPs Adaptive Enterprise strategy, an initiative that brings together new and enhanced hardware, software and services in a more holistic way to offer customers an integrated infrastructure that is agile and flexible enough to meet a businesss changing needs.
Key to the new initiativewhich builds off of HPs early adaptive infrastructure strategyare the hardware and software found within the Enterprise Systems Group, or ESG. At the center of that is Peter Blackmore, the groups executive vice president and the man in charge of bringing the unit into profitability by the end of the year.