In an interesting development on Thursday, Palo Alto-based IT company Hewlett Packard (HP) announced that it is expanding its DaaS (Device-as-a-Service) Apple plan across Europe, according to a report by ZDNet. This latest announcement comes as a part of HP’s effort to expand the global footprint of its IT management capabilities and catering to the evolving trends in mobility.
Speaking about the latest development, Bill Avey, Global Head and General Manager of Personal Systems for HP, said, “Today’s approach to modern IT management must simplify how commercial organizations provide the right devices for the job, deliver management with insight, and provide flexibility for their businesses.”
The DaaS effort was launched by the company in the year 2016 and the main aim behind the launch of DaaS was to foster device acquisition and management from the moment it is purchased to the recycle bin. With this latest expansion, DaaS for Apple is now available in the U.S. and 20 other European nations.
Along with the announcement for DaaS for Apple plan on Thursday, the company also announced updates for HP TechPulse, a service that projects the condition and health of the device in a multi-OS device environment.
The Device-as-a-Services (DaaS) updates will be available for users from 25 February and will include expanded reporting capabilities which are aimed at helping users to migrate their PC fleets to Windows 10.
This latest announcement comes exactly one year after HP announced the expansion of its DaaS project to cover Apple devices. Speaking to CRN, Lorri Jefferson, vice president and head of software said, “These predictive maintenance is now being extended to Mac OS and Android devices, but not to iOS devices because Apple has not made the APIs available.”