Hewlett Packard has opened a European solutions centre for capital markets in an initiative designed to combine a laboratory environment with pre-installation and operational support.
HP says the London centre will provide customers and partners with a full lifecycle solution from pre-installation sizing, configuration, integration and proof-of-concept testing to total solution support, resulting in faster deployment rates and a significant drop in client incurred expenses.
HP says the approach is a first in the capital markets sector in that it aims to remove the burden for customers of on-site testing and implementation.
"Deploying business solutions for capital markets can demand that customers invest significant amounts of time and resources to configure, integrate and optimise a financial services solution in order to meet performance and availability requirements," says Clive Parry, consulting programme manager, HP European Solution Center. "The HP Solution Centre was established to build and deploy pre-integrated solutions that provide shorter execution cycles and decreased costs."