HP grows into standardisation of services

With HP's recent moves to transform its service business, vice president of worldwide marketing David Gee has said it is time for standardisation

HP's move to consolidate and modernise its enterprise datacentres will bring about standardised, effective service offerings that may win over customers particularly in Asia, according to a company executive.

Elaborating on HP's plan to invest $1bn (£67m) over three years to transform its services business, David Gee, vice president of worldwide marketing at HP Enterprise Services said the company's service offerings have historically been more customised than standardised, with "lots of different versions of the same thing going on in lots of different places".

Speaking to ZDNet UK's sister site ZDNet Asia on Thursday, Gee noted that the lack of standardisation led to a number of inefficiencies or problems. "Every time you have duplication or non-standard [services], the cost of running them, the points of failure, the opportunity for human error, the network effect is exponentially larger than it would be if you had more standardised, consolidated offerings," he pointed out.

For more on this story, see Standardization floats HP's next wave of services growth on ZDNet Asia.