On Sept. 22, Hewlett-Packard has announced its plans to lay off about 30,000 workers in the next three years as it moves on with its restructuring. With HP Enterprise and HP Inc., the CEO plans to focus on the former company that will work more on developing cloud computing and other high-growth technologies.
As of now, CIOs focus more on cloud infrastructure services and mobile devices and less on hardware and data centres. The recent move clearly shows the tech giant's struggle for survival in a changing world of corporate computing.
In the end of July this year, HP has announced its agreement with ActiveState to buy Stackato at an undisclosed amount. Stackato is a Cloud Foundry project and have been widely used by prestigious companies such as Mozilla and Cisco. The Cloud Foundry project is now included in HP's Helion portfolio containing cloud tools. With the split of HP, Stackato is a part of the HP Enterprise.
HP will divide the company into two in November and as the CEO announced it, the move is the company's response to the "tectonic shifts" in the demands of the market. Other tech giants such as IBM and Dell have also loaded up on cloud software and data analytics and are undergoing a remake to become a cloud systems provider.
The modern corporate computing now relies on tablets and smartphones. Doctors in hospitals bring their tablets to update patient's records and hospitals are starting to use cloud-based EHRs. In the future, cloud computing and mobile services will be more significant as companies have started to move away from hardware and server hosting and join the others in cloud computing and mobile services.