- HP Inc announced the completion of its $3.3 billion acquisition of Poly.
- HP targets growth in hybrid work
- HP CEO: Hybrid work will benefit partners.
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HP as the major hybrid working motivator
HP Inc announced the completion of its $3.3 billion acquisition of Poly, a leading global provider of workplace collaboration solutions, on Monday, August 29, 2022.
Poly brings to HP industry-leading video conferencing solutions, cameras, headsets, voice, and software, enabling customers to create meeting equity between those present and those who are not.
The acquisition is expected to accelerate HP’s strategy to build a more growth-oriented portfolio and strengthen its industry opportunity in hybrid work solutions.
Combining Poly and HP is a win-win for both organisations. More importantly, uniting these two companies will provide end-users with the essential hardware, software, and services required to successfully navigate hybrid work experiences now and into the futurePatrick Moorhead, CEO and chief analyst, Moor Insights & Strategy
At HP Amplify Executive Forum 2022 event, HP Inc. CEO Enrique Lores also stated that the company will continue to emphasize hybrid work offerings. While the pandemic drove employees out of the office, a post-pandemic world must account for the fact that employees grew to appreciate flexibility.
People are going to continue to work from both the home and from the office. And this is a tremendous opportunity for us.HP Inc. CEO Enrique Lores
Along with the acquisition of workplace collaboration solutions providers, IPC and HP announced new commercial PCs – HP Dragonfly Folio G3, displays, streaming webcams, and enhanced services on Thursday (August 25, 2022) to help people better navigate the country’s hybrid work environments.
Work habits and the expectations around work-life balance have changed significantly over the past few years. People want the flexibility to collaborate and create wherever they need to be, and the technology they use is fundamentalGuayente Sanmartin, General Manager and Global Head, Commercial Systems and Displays Solutions, HP Inc.
Hybrid work is here to stay
Many businesses had to abandon the office work model that was prevalent at the time in order to face the challenge of social distancing two years ago. With global vaccination campaigns and increased awareness of COVID-19, many companies have returned to their workplaces; however, others are considering new approaches, such as hybrid work.
Andrea Rodríguez, a content creator who writes about diverse subjects such as tech, culture and environment, mentioned that the hybrid work model attempts to balance the benefits and drawbacks of the two most common models: face-to-face and remote.
Employees in this model can thus work from both their office and their home, depending on the agreements and policies of each company. There are also teams that work entirely remotely or face-to-face. The goal is to maintain flexibility while also empowering employees.
As HP Wolf Security stated in their “REBELLIONS & REJECTIONS REPORT“, the global pandemic forced organizations to pivot rapidly from an office-based workforce model to one in which dynamic, hybrid working is the norm.
According to the HP Wolf Security Blurred Lines and Blindspots report, 23% of office workers worldwide expect to work primarily from home following the pandemic, with an additional 16% expecting to split their time equally between home and the office. This new way of working is not a passing fad:
As the old world of work that operated largely within established security perimeters gives way to a post-pandemic hybrid model of distributed working, the organizations that will come out on top will be the ones that accept and adapt to change – rather than fi ghtingJOANNA BURKEY, Chief information security officer, HP INC.
the inevitable. This won’t be a pain-free process. It will require
strong leadership and communication.
What setup is suitable for the hybrid office?
Apart from advanced hardware and computer component, a hybrid office should use a comprehensive office management system, which helps Singapore employees use office resources efficiently, such as rooms, desks, and office equipment, and support them to have remote work and virtual meetings with their colleagues in the office.
ONES is one of the famous all-in-one smart office systems that can help you to easily implement hybrid working at ease. You can easily perform virtual meetings, desk-hoteling, and digital office management with our Room Booking, Desk Booking, and Visitor Management features.
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