Hewlett-Packard NZ mirrors global structure

Host of changes at the top of HP NZ

Hewlett-Packard New Zealand has implemented a new structure reflecting that of its parent to help deliver a “consistent global model” across the company.

The structure, which came into use at the beginning of HP’s financial year on November 1 last year, features Gavin Greaves heading HP’s Enterprise Services division, says HP’s country manager Keith Watson.

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Greaves is formerly from EDS, which HP acquired last year.

Jeff Healey, a long serving enterprise systems man who joined HP when it acquired Compaq, takes on a new position in the local company as head of the Enterprise Storage, Servers and Networking group for the South Pacific region. His role includes all channel relationships for that business.

A focus in 2010 will be in integrating HP’s ProCurve networking business into Healey’s new group, Watson says.

Mark Penfold will lead HP’s Technical Services unit, providing maintenance and infrastructure solutions.

A new customer relationship group will be focused exclusively providing a single point of contact for HP’s top 1000 global accounts, many of which are represented in New Zealand.

The Personal Systems Group, responsible for HP’s PC business among others, will continue to be led by Brent Kendrick, while the Imaging and Printing Group will continue under Daryn Rickwood.

Another area of focus for the company this year will be in driving its “converged infrastructure” vision. Watson says the market has changed. Increasingly products will be integrated across servers and storage as organisations look to move to either internal or external clouds.

Watson says cloud computing also increases HP’s “addressable market” down into smaller businesses.

The acquisition of 3Com, he says, will further strengthen HP’s portfolio of products and services.

In addition, the promotion of HP’s Christchurch R&D centre, led by Alex Bouma, to a “Best Shore” facility adds to both global and local capabilities, Watson says.

“There’s good scope for application modernisation business in New Zealand as organisations replatform to new technology stacks.

Watson says cost reduction, process improvement and reduced management cost through simplification and ease of use will continue to drive change locally and globally and represent good opportunities for HP.

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