HP Inc. has unveiled an expansive new set of Device as a Service (DaaS) offerings for customers and channel partners, including the launch of DaaS for Apple. HP will provide support for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and other Apple devices used by commercial customers in mixed operating system environments. The company also introduced new virtual reality solutions and predictive analytics capabilities available as a service to support a broader range of customer needs.
The growth of HP DaaS comes as corporate IT departments are seeking new ways to manage both HP and other manufacturer devices more efficiently and effectively. HP has delivered strong growth in its services business, with HP DaaS now available from nearly 100 channel partners around the world.
As part of HP’s expanded DaaS offering, customers will be able to pair iPhone, iPad, Mac, and other Apple devices with HP’s support, managed services and analytics. HP estimates that by 2020 there will be 9 billion commercial devices worldwide, with an average of four devices per user. Mixed-device environments are the norm in today’s world and becoming increasingly difficult and costly for organisations due to the number of devices, managing multiple device types, OSes, and vendors.