HP launches solutions for SMBs
New Delhi: IT giant HP Thursday launched new solutions and services to help small and medium businesses (SMBs) build their technology infrastructure to cater to the rising mobile workforce.
The trend to use devices to access email and other business data requires SMBs to prepare their infrastructure to support increased mobility.
Apart from access devices like routers and port switches, business protection solutions like servers, the offerings also include training programmes that enable resource challenged SMBs to simplify IT while enhancing collaboration in an increasingly mobile world.
"With more than 1.1 billion mobile applications in use worldwide, organisations of all sizes are challenged by the need to access, manage and secure mobile devices and the data generated by them," said Prakash Krishnamoorthy, HP country manager (Networking).
"HP Converged Infrastructure provides the ideal platform for the secured continuous access to data and applications," he added.
According to Krishnamoorthy, the SMB market in India is worth $18 billion and the the sector will soon witness a huge growth.
A study by research firm Gartner says that by 2016 at least 50 percent of business email users will rely primarily on a tablet or a mobile instead of a traditional desktop.