Hewlett-Packard (HP) has introduced new cloud-based solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs) in retail, healthcare and education verticals in India.
The Economic Times reports that the company, which recently acquired smartphone maker Palm, has collaborated with around 150 Indian software firms to create the solutions and has already managed to develop 8 to 10 applications.
Speaking to the Economic Times, Santanu Ghose, HP India head, said: “We feel the current strategy will be a compelling solution for the SMB segment in India, as it will reduce their total cost of ownership with respect to IT infrastructure. It will also increase our offering in the cloud computing space, which is the future.”
He said that the company had initially started with an infrastructure-as-a-service model but was slowly shifting to software-as-a-service.
The cloud based solutions released by the company are aimed towards reducing the over-all IT cost of Indian SMBs.
HP India claims to have been a market leader in the Indian SMB segment for the past three years and has stated its intention to continue to work towards strengthening its position in the expanding market.