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HP South Africa forms part of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and delivers the same exacting global standards within a local context while ensuring our mission remains constant:

To invent technologies and services that drive business value, create social benefit and improve the lives of customers – with a focus on affecting the greatest number of people possible.

In-line with the global structure, HP South Africa operates through three core business units and is headed up by managing director, Frank van Rees.

  • Imaging and Printing Group (IPG)HP is the leading provider of printing and imaging solutions for both business and consumer use. IPG includes printer hardware, all-in-ones, digital imaging devices such as scanners, and associated supplies and accessories. It also is expanding into the commercial printing market. IPG is lead by Fabrice Campoy.
  • Personal Systems Group (PSG) focuses on supplying simple, reliable and affordable personal-computing solutions and devices for home and business use, including desktop PCs, notebooks, workstations, thin clients, smart handhelds and personal devices. PSG is headed up by PSG Country Manager, Thibault Dousson.
  • Enterprise Business (EB) encompasses Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking (ESSN), Enterprise Service (ES) Software and Services. Enterprise Business(EB), lead by Frank van Rees, is focused on helping customers manage and transform their technology environments to deliver better business outcomes.

HP South Africa believes that true empowerment is about the upliftment and nurturing of success in people without prejudice, unlocking the potential of all sectors of society. Our employees are representative of the new South Africa and their technology expertise is set to deliver offerings that truly work for our clients and partners.

Co-operating with other solution providers is vital to the success of complex IT projects. HP has therefore cultivated and sustained partnerships with leading software suppliers, systems integrators, and equipment providers worldwide. Locally Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, Accenture and Intel, to name a few, ensure that HP's success can be measured on what we do together to deliver effective, low cost solutions.

The channel is HP's DNA and we constantly strive to ensure that a fundamentally stable relationship is forged between ourselves and our partners, thus the introduction of HP’s Preferred Partner Program- a core element of HP’s go-to-market strategy. The program provides the most engaged partners with an exclusive set of benefits to support business development and profitable growth with HP, based on the level of added value and expertise they bring to the market. Promoting the value of our partners, who offer a distinct combination of expertise and proximity, to our end customers, the Program also supports a healthy, predictable return on partner investment.

As one of the largest African markets operating within the EMEA region, HP South Africa's success is under-pinned by the success of the community within which it operates.

HP has a long history with South Africa and our roots have been firmly entrenched within the country and its communities since 1971. We recognise that financial capital alone is not the greatest wealth we can bring to developing the country; it is human capital, experience and knowledge and the ability to use those skills to empower local communities.

Furthermore, there is the HP Business Institute (HPBI) which fast– tracks HP's Black Economic Empowerment resellers, empowering them with the skills they need to compete successfully in the business environment. The HPBI is a large-scale enterprise development programme that is driven primarily through skills development. The programme aims to help small to medium enterprises break into the higher-end, more sustainable sector of the ICT market whilst at the same time growing the pool of skilled IT professionals in South Africa. The HPBI was officially launched in 2007 as HP South Africa’s equity equivalent. HP became the first ICT multinational in South Africa to obtain government approval for its equity equivalent proposal, known as the HP Business Institute (HPBI). The HPBI forms a core part of the vendor’s local Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) strategy.

 

 

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