HP Makes Mobile Computing Service Play

    With more organizations starting to realize that creating a truly mobile enterprise requires a lot more than giving users of mobile computing devices access to email, the complexity of mobile computing is pushing some of those organizations to re-evaluate how IT is managed and delivered all together.

    Seeing that transition as an opportunity, Hewlett-Packard today launched a new cloud computing service that the company is positioning as a platform for managing everything from synchronizing files to developing mobile computing applications.

    According to James Fanella, vice president and general manager of HP Enterprise Cloud Services, this new extension to the HP Cloud Services Portfolio is designed to provide a neutral ground through which all mobile computing devices and applications can be managed by HP personnel on behalf of the customer.

    Faced with the complexity of managing mobile computing devices, many organizations are opting to outsource the management of those devices versus having to invest in developing the IT expertise required to manage them internally.

    HP Enterprise Cloud Services – Mobility is intended to provide a consistent way to manage mobile computing devices and applications in an era where new devices get added to the mix frequently and applications are updated on an almost weekly basis.

    While a lot of organizations have resisted outsourcing IT management, the fact is that mobile computing requires a level of IT support that goes well beyond anything needed to manage a traditional fleet of PCs. For many organizations, that means there may be no better time to outsource some, if not all, of the management of endpoint devices than the present.

    Mike Vizard
    Mike Vizard
    Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.

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