HP Networking Eyes African Region Market

HP looks to take a bigger piece of the global enterprise networking market.

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted Jul 26, 2010
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HP's $2.7 billion acquisition of 3Com means the company will gain hardware networking market share in the African region. Also noted in this IT Web report on HP networking is that the combined company will spur convergence in the networking market, both locally and internationally.

"Lorna Hardie, HP Networking country manager for HP SA, says the combined company will spur true convergence in the networking market, both locally and internationally. HP Networking plans to roll out a complete offering through the convergence of servers, storage, networking, management, facilities and services.

"She says: 'With the acquisition of H3C, TippingPoint and now 3Com, it was a natural progression and complementary relationship between all of the organizations. There has also been an increase in uptake of networking products within HP itself.'

"Hardie adds that it's a dynamic time for the networking market, with the industry starting to see healthy competition; which she notes, benefits both vendors and customers."

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