It will be important for OpenText to bringing the HP technologies into its core "Release 16" group of products with quick integration, she added. "If the products are left on the periphery it will be cause for concern."
The HP products that OpenText is acquiring are generally well-regarded, said Perry. "HP's decision to sell these technologies seems to be less about the market opportunity for these solutions and simply more about HP's bigger strategy of bringing more focus to their core business competencies." The products will provide OpenText with a diverse set of additional customers in both the public and private sector.
Perry said the big question for enterprise customers will be how OpenText collaborates with the channel partners who support the affected HP products and customers who use them. "Continuing a strong relationship with the channel will be critical to keeping customer satisfaction high," she said. "These partners have bet their businesses on the HP technologies and their relationship with HP so a smooth transition for the partner community will go a long way toward keeping the customer base stable or growing."
Source:IT World Canada
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