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HPE follows Dell to network edge in a bid to kickstart new revenues

Last week saw Dell announce its latest strategy to target the ‘Distributed Core,’ with a new IoT division and a $1bn three-year plan. This week, rival HPE has made similar moves, with a new strategy called HPE Next – which sees the company streamline and realign its activities around three key areas of focus – Intelligent Edge (edge computing and IoT), hybrid IT (data centers) and services (consulting and support). The edge side of this three-pronged strategy will put HPE head-to-head with Dell, and also enable it to move more deeply into the mobile operator market, where the edge is becoming critically strategic. The impetus for change is coming from stagnating results – revenue from core businesses is starting to…

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