Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s first EMEA customer centre is in UK

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The City of London site will offer HPE clients ‘tailored advice’ on cloud, big data and mobile technologies

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has opened its first EMEA Customer Engagement Centre (CEC) in London, to allow clients to meet HPE business experts and receive “tailored advice” on how its services can improve their business.

The 14,000 sq ft facility forms part of HPE’s new City of London office in Aldermanbury Square, London.

HPE said it will use the CEC to push solutions around hybrid infrastructures, data analytics, digital security and enhancing workplace productivity through mobile and networking solutions.

HP 1Peter Ryan, HPE senior vice president and managing director for EMEA, said: “With technology transforming businesses and entire industries at an unprecedented pace, our duty is to help customers apply the power of technology to unlock the potential of their ideas.

We see the EMEA region as one of the world’s most dynamic technological hubs and fertile environments for this revolution, hence our decision to create the first CEC outside of the US in London.”

The UK is already HPE’s second largest market globally and the increased investment “demonstrates its belief in the country’s economy, and the vibrancy of its technology sector and startup community”, said HPE.

As part of the HP company split that happened last year, up to 30,000 redundancies are being made across the two businesses, but the new HPE claims it is in pole position to take advantage of a growing cloud-based market.

Last month, HPE hosted Discover – its largest annual customer and partner event – in London. The company plans to bring Discover back to the capital this year, from November 29 to December 1.

@AntonySavvas