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HP's Sustainability Takes a Step Forward, But When's the Next Step?

On March 10th, HP announced a new venture into the world of energy and sustainability management. In partnership with software providers Hara and C3, HP will begin offering clients a suite of services aimed at increasing business value, optimizing costs, managing risk, reducing waste and increasing visibility from the perspective of resource management, including water and energy. It's a good step forward, but I'd like to see more.

HP Energy and Sustainability Management is a services-led engagement with an enterprise-wide focus on coordination and collaboration of stakeholders from information technology, supply chain, facilities and workforce to maximize the benefits of energy and sustainability management. Despite the fact that HP can point to its own achievements from a sustainability perspective, this offering doesn't yet carry a strong, comprehensive message of what HP can help its clients achieve. At this point, HP has not provided a concise description of the solutions framework, and it is unclear what each partner will bring to the table, or exactly how these vendors will collaborate.

What is clear is that HP aims to enter a rapidly growing market of software offerings for energy and sustainability management. By promoting an enterprise-wide solution, HP seems to understand the inherent challenges clients face when integrating sustainability and energy management programs across business units.

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On March 10th, HP announced a new venture into the world of energy and sustainability management. In partnership with software providers Hara and C3, HP will begin offering clients a suite of services aimed at increasing business value, optimizing costs, managing risk, reducing waste and increasing visibility from the perspective of resource management, including water and energy. It's a good step forward, but I'd like to see more.

HP Energy and Sustainability Management is a services-led engagement with an enterprise-wide focus on coordination and collaboration of stakeholders from information technology, supply chain, facilities and workforce to maximize the benefits of energy and sustainability management. Despite the fact that HP can point to its own achievements from a sustainability perspective, this offering doesn't yet carry a strong, comprehensive message of what HP can help its clients achieve. At this point, HP has not provided a concise description of the solutions framework, and it is unclear what each partner will bring to the table, or exactly how these vendors will collaborate.

What is clear is that HP aims to enter a rapidly growing market of software offerings for energy and sustainability management. By promoting an enterprise-wide solution, HP seems to understand the inherent challenges clients face when integrating sustainability and energy management programs across business units.

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