Size of IS shop: 1600 (estimated)
Mobile PCs: 2400
Handheld devices: 850
Total screens: 4360 (estimated)
Industry: IT supplier
PC Environment: Windows, Hewlett-Packard
Server environment: MCP, Sun, Windows, IBM, Unisys, HP (including platforms managed for customers)
DBMS: SQL, Oracle, DB2, Informix, Ingres, Sybase (including customer systems)
Address: 22 Viaduct Harbour, Maritime Square, Auckland
Key IS projects: Integration
Since the last MIS100, Hewlett-Packard concluded the US$13 billion buyout of EDS, which has long been a giant among out-sourcers in New Zealand, particularly to the government sector.
EDS has been listed in the MIS100 in previous years, ranking 60th last year, and has cooperated with our research. HP this year decided not to cooperate, as it does not comment on country-specific operational matters. Therefore, this listing has been compiled from previous information, other information gleaned from the market and public information, such as Companies Office filings. Before the merger, EDS reported $389.7 million in revenue while HP reported $600.9 million. The combined entity is likely, therefore, to have around $1 billion in revenue in New Zealand, though the downturn may have affected that.
Ibrahim Simiyu was listed last year as EDS senior IT executive.
His title was technical delivery manager and according to his LinkedIn profile he is now delivery manager at HP. A major part of the merged company’s internal IT efforts has been on integration. HR and financial integration is complete, but other areas are still being merged. HP reshuffled its management structure after the merger — EDS became part of HP Enterprise Services, now headed by Gavin Greaves. The changes say long serving enterprise systems man Jeff Healey expand his domain as head of the Enterprise Storage, Servers and Networking group for the South Pacific.
A focus in 2010 will be in integrating HP’s ProCurve networking business into Healey’s new group, HP’s local managing director, Keith Watson told Computerworld late last year. That group will no doubt play a significant role in the integration of another recent acquisition, networking company 3Com. A new customer relationship group is focused exclusively on HP’s top 1000 global accounts, many of which are represented in New Zealand. Rob O’Neill