HP To Bundle Google Apps For Business
In a gutsy move, Hewlett-Packard this week said it would bundle Google Apps for Business with its small-business PCs and printers. The new HP SMB IT in a Box packages are a sign of HP's growing embrace of cloud computing and Google's efforts to expand in the business world.
HP SMB IT in a Box, scheduled to ship in July, bundles HP's PCs, printers, management console, administration technology and customer support with Google Apps for Business, which includes Gmail, IM, Calendar, Drive, Docs and other applications.
The announcement was one of a number of aggressive moves made by the company this week during its Discover conference in Las Vegas. Another example was the news that SaaS application company Workday had moved its cloud services from Amazon to HP's public cloud service.