HP has announced several new services to support companies’ growing IT needs, including the demand for monthly payment models and a new subscription management service for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft cloud services.
According to HP, the new HP Subscription Management Service provides license management of Microsoft 365 and other Microsoft cloud subscription services, enabling companies to make software investment decisions “based on reliable workforce intelligence.”
The service, designed for small and medium-sized companies, provides online visibility of software analytics and usage by user, department, or geography, which makes it easier for IT teams to shift and scale subscriptions as needed.
The service also benefits channel partners, offering them a one-stop cloud-based solution for them to sell Microsoft 365 and the full Microsoft cloud subscription portfolio to customers, along with value added from HP, such as licensing analytics and partner support.
The company says the service also helps companies reduce costs and overhead while increasing security and compliance, with the ability to flex licenses up or down with pay-as-you-go subscription options and the ability to secure their workforce from wherever they work with cloud security health checks.
HP Subscription Management Service will be available in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2022, and in parts of Europe and South America later this year.
Other services announced by HP include HP Enablement Service for Windows Autopilot, which is designed to help IT teams move away from the traditional Windows PC image deployment to cloud-based device setup.
HP calls this a more simplified and faster way to provision new Windows 10 or 11 devices by adopting a modern cloud-based approach with Windows Autopilot.
HP experts will assess a customer’s device management practices and design and implement Windows Autopilot in their IT environment so the customer can benefit from cloud-based automation. This service is available now, HP says.
The company also announced HP Proactive Insights Experience Management, a new managed service designed to make it easy for IT teams to gauge employee sentiment and perceptions in the context of their IT environment.
This is a collaboration with digital employee experience management software company Nexthink that aims to give IT leaders insight into the employee digital experience across the IT ecosystem via AI-drive analytics and employee sentiment benchmarking.
HP Proactive Insights Experience Management is expected to be available in the U.S., Canada and Europe by the end of the year.
The company is also adding new features to HP Proactive Insights designed for small and medium-sized businesses, including new security, system stability and performance optimization features through automatic BIOS updates and incident handling, all integrated into HP’s fleet monitoring solution.