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HP Enterprise Services

HP Enterprise Services: The company

HP Enterprise Services is the business and technology services arm of Hewlett Packard’s HP Enterprise Business unit, formed by the acquisition of global technology services company EDS (Electronic Data Systems) and Hewlett Packard’s legacy services consulting business in 2008. The combined power of EDS and HP has made HP Enterprise Services one of the largest service companies on the Fortune 500 list in 2009, as well as the top company on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “Corporate Citizens in Government Contracting” list in 2010. HP Enterprise Services serves about 2,000 clients and has offices in 60 countries across the globe.

EDS (Electronic Data Systems Corporation) and its industry experience are integral to HP Enterprise Services. Prior to the acquisition and the subsequent name change, first to EDS, an HP company, and then to HP Enterprise Services, EDS was a leading global technology services company that offered clients – entrepreneurs, companies and governments – a whole gamut of innovative possibilities, ranging from information technology applications to business transformation services, in order to help their businesses run more smoothly.

Founded in 1962 by H. Ross Perot, EDS pioneered the information technology outsourcing industry and, as HP Enterprise Services, it remains a market leader in IT infrastructure outsourcing to this day. It is also a Fortune 500 company, one with an unrivalled global infrastructure. It employs almost 140,000 people across the globe. In 2005, IDC ranked EDS number six among Top Enterprise Companies in the Financial Industry and, in 2007, it was ranked fourth on IDC’s Worldwide Application Management list. Focusing on productivity and growth, the consultants employed by HP Enterprise Services draw on more than 40 years of the company’s experience in technology services to help executives keep up with the rapid pace of the market and get the most out of their investments in information technology.

In October 2007, EDS announced an expanded deal with the world’s leading business software applications and services company SAP, which fortified the company’s position on the IT consulting market. Since 1984, when it was originally established in the UK, EDS has chalked significant business growth and continues to do so under Hewlett Packard. Today, HP Enterprise Services’ list of clients includes Bank of America, U.S. Navy, the UK Ministry of Defence, Rolls-Royce, General Motors, the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and the Royal Dutch Shell.

Careers at HP Enterprise Services

HP Enterprise Services is always looking for motivated, diligent, flexible and accomplishment oriented people – including apprentices and recent graduates - who are eager to meet new challenges, and it offers them numerous possibilities to build on their knowledge and skills and make progress in their work and career.


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HP Enterprise Services organizational structure

HP Enterprise Services has several service portfolios: Infrastructure Technology Outsourcing, Applications Services, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), and Industry Solutions.

The perspective

Before the merger, EDS was an industry leader in technology services, ranked number one on the VARBusiness 500 list of IT solution providers in 2007. The company had pooled resources for more than four decades prior to being integrated into HP, so the consultants employed there have top experts and experienced senior colleagues to mentor and guide them. They also have a variety of specialised training courses at their disposal to help them pinpoint their interests, guide them on their career path and widen their range of business and career opportunities. Work benefits can be selected to suit employees’ everyday needs and lifestyle.

HP, on the other hand, is one of the world’s leading companies, ranked No. 9 on the Fortune 500 list, No. 12 on the list of Interbrand’s top global brands, and No. 7 on BusinessWeek’s Most Innovative Companies list in 2009. The combined experience and brand strength of HP and Electronic Data Systems make HP Enterprise Services an excellent prospective employer to any IT consultant eager to advance his or her career, develop new skills, and make new contacts.

EDS is one of the companies that took part in the Consultancy Careers Fair in London in October. A streaming video of their presentation at the event is available on

Motto: “Expertise. Answers. Results.”
Revenue in 2007: £14.25 bln
Founded: 1962
General Manager: Joe Eazor
Employees: 139,500
WHQ: Plano, Texas (USA)