January 8, 2018
The OEM’s recent good run of form was highlighted in a keynote address at the Varnex conference.
HP Inc.’s president of personal systems, Ron Coughlin, has spoken of his company’s successes since the Hewlett-Packard split four years ago, whilst addressing attendees at the Varnex 2017 conference.
Varnex is described by CRN as “a peer-to-peer community of solution providers”, which provides a forum for its members to partner with each other.
Coughlin’s keynote presentation trumpeted HP’s upturn in fortunes, with four straight quarters of revenue growth – “despite people saying PC and printer business is falling,” Coughlin noted.
He also focussed on how office space is evolving, moving from a fixed geographical location to simply wherever people work. Coughlin opined that this trend is creating a blend in people’s professional and personal lives, with eighty percent of people saying they do work during personal time – and sixty percent admitting they do personal business during work time.
A further statistic cited by Coughlin was that less than half of millennials are satisfied with the devices they currently use, and he said that “CIOs of the world are challenged” by adjusting to that. He also listed the varied responses from HP, including its new focus on device-as-a-service, which provides customers with consumption-based pricing for their devices, rising and falling according to use.
Discussing, too, the 3D printer market, Coughlin spoke of how the OEM had outgrown the market for fifteen quarters, saying: “We believe in the 3D space, and will be a leader in the next industrial revolution.”
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