HP is planning to axe 9000 jobs as it embarks on a one billion dollar programme to create automated data centres and expand its Enterprise Services division. The IT giant plans to host enterprise software for its customers, with the datacentre enabling clients to ‘run their businesses faster and more efficiently’.
“Over the past 20 months, we focused on integrating EDS and improving profitability,” said Tom Iannotti, general manager of HP Enterprise Services. ”Now that the integration is largely complete, we have identified significant opportunities to grow and scale the business. These next-generation services will enable our clients to benefit from the combined technology and services leadership that only HP offers.”
HP says the move will generate a one billion dollars recurring saving.