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What Are HPE’s Strategic Initiatives?

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Aug. 22 2018, Updated 8:00 a.m. ET

Strong portfolio of products and services

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is optimistic about its portfolio of products and services, which enable enterprises to store and analyze data that can be leveraged to improve customer experiences, reduce costs, and increase productivity. HPE aims to transform enterprises and help customers connect data from the core to the edge and the cloud.

As enterprises are looking at a mix of private and public cloud environments to meet requirements, HPE is focused on making hybrid IT simple. The company’s key priorities are to help customers optimize core IT environments with software-defined technologies and integrate the same across multiple private and public clouds.

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Product innovation

Last December, HPE introduced Infosight, which is a predictive AI (artificial intelligence) technology that enables systems to predict and prevent problems. HPE believes this to be an important step towards achieving its goal for an autonomous data center.

HPE also launched OneSphere, which is a software management platform that allows enterprises to deploy and operate on-premise private cloud environments and public cloud capabilities.

Intelligent Edge

One of HPE’s core strategies is to power the Intelligent Edge. According to HPE’s annual report, “The ‘edge’ is the world outside the data center. It is where enterprises interact with their customers, where employees congregate, and where companies manufacture their products. We are seeing a data-powered revolution happening at the edge as customers capture and analyze the unprecedented amount of data being created to drive their businesses.”

The Aruba acquisition has allowed HPE to provide differentiated offerings as customers can now connect edge environments. HPE’s Universal IoT (Internet of Things) software platform has integrated data from several IoT systems at scale.

Last year, Gartner named Aruba as a leader for wired and wireless networking and was also placed first for vision, displacing market leader Cisco (CSCO) for the first time. In the above chart, we can see that HPE’s revenue from its Intelligent Edge business rose 17% YoY to $710 million.

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