06/26/2011, 12:32 AM
Originally Posted by hparsons
The main reason HP has such a leg up over all of the other tablet makers, including Apple for the Enterprise market is simple.
HP makes computing hardware at every level in the computing field from netbooks, to huge server farms that are what makes the Internet work...rack systems, blades, main frames for business, hospitals....I mentioned in another thread, when my Mom was in the hospital recently...I noticed that her O2 sensor, her EKG leads and other sensors all plugged into a connector made by HP...I did some nosing around and asked a bunch of questions....
All of the computing equipment from it's main frame/server to in room computers are all part of a network made by and set up by HP.
We have three Hospitals in my area, two are branches of the same location an independent for profit hospital and we all lump that into one hospital.
One hospital has been here for decades, but recently gutted the entire hospital and rebuilt, the other was in the very old converted factory...they just opened a new hospital and moved out the old building a few years ago.
All of the hospitals have a computer in each room....it is a modified laptop mounted in a rack on the wall in each room. The nurses and/or doctors unlock the rack & open it's fold down shelf...to make entries to a patients file. including scanning in all medication, IV's etc....
Medicare now requires that ALL medical files from a drs. office all the way to hospitals must be all stored electronically, (as Medicare does check on procedures performed etc).
When I had my first spinal surgery in 1991 and my second in 2000 all of my MRI films, cat scans & x-rays were all on film only...now those have been scanned into the hospitals file system...all new imaging is recorded electronically which gives a far better ability to read images.
All of this is not just done with HP's equipment they also designed the system.
Now getting back to the question of Enterprise business and why HP should do well with the TouchPad....I'm SURE that HP has already said to new, perspective and current Enterprise users...if you buy new blades, new main frames or new PC's from us we will give you a great deal on TouchPads...what's more I'm positive HP has had or is currently having customized apps written for these Enterprise clients to use the TouchPad for their particular businesses.
While the Ipad and all of the other pads out there are fine machines...they are made by or designed by firms that frankly don't have the business contacts that HP has!
Apple sells tons of computers, iPods, Ipads etc....however they don't make computers that are powerful enough to be mainframe for an airline's reservation system...(All of the Airlines in the NYC area at all three major airports were my clients)....HP makes equipment for such computer heavier users but while Apple makes a great computer...they aren't in that field of computing and therefore they don't have the contacts that HP has...
Now if HP can and will be able to leverage these contacts into impressive sales for the TouchPad is an other issue!