In February 2014 Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced plans to expand its presence in South Australia creating hundreds of jobs. Adelaide is a key regional delivery centre for Hewlett Packard Enterprise with staff supporting local, national and global clients from South Australia and in November 2015 the company opened a new state-of-the-art office in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs.
Managing Director of Hewlett Packard Enterprise South Pacific, Nick Wilson, said the company decided to invest further in South Australia for the following five reasons:
1. Adelaide is one of the world’s most liveable cities and South Australia is a great place for our employees to work and live
2. South Australia’s economic priority of growth through innovation aligns well to HPE’s own focus on driving innovation
3. Good availability of skilled individuals with great attitudes is supported by a strong focus on ICT training and education in South Australia
4. Strong business relationships across the Private and Public Sectors means more opportunities to collaborate, explore new ideas and encourage innovation
5. The ease of doing business in South Australia enables Hewlett Packard Enterprise to focus on helping customers use IT to quickly turn their ideas into business value
Innovation and Collaboration Centre
An Australian-first Innovation and Collaboration Centre opened at the University of South Australia in November 2015 in a unique partnership between the university, the Government of South Australia and Hewlett Packard Enterprise as the anchor industry partner.
The State Government provided a $5.5 million grant to UniSA to help establish the centre, which will allow both the university and Hewlett Packard Enterprise to provide an integrated range of services and support for technology-based incubation and business growth.
The Innovation and Collaboration Centre will provide world-class resources and support for accelerating the growth of small to medium enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and student entrepreneurs.