Mumbai: Hewlett Packard (HP), the world''s largest
personal computer company, said it remains committed to
its BPO unit in India and plans to increase its employee
base by 20 per cent over the next year.
company said its business process outsourcing (BPO)
business in India has global capabilities to provide
an extensive range of services to customers and plans
to ramp up its BPO headcount in India to 7,800 over
the next year.
has no plans to sell or divest its business process
outsourcing (BPO) business," Arundhati Chakraborty,
business development and communications head - India,
present, we have approximately 6,500 employees in our
India centres and we expect to expand our headcount
by 20 per cent over the next year," she added.
move comes amidst an emerging trend among MNCs to sell
off their India offshore business. Over two-dozen multi-national
firms are said to be mulling over plans to sell off
their India offshore units, following the precedent
set by firms such as General Electric (GE) and British
Airways in the past
currently the world''s largest information technology
corporation, is known worldwide for its printers and
personal computers. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California,
US, it has a global presence in the fields of computing,
printing, and digital imaging, and also provides software
company, which once catered to engineering and medical
markets, now market household products such as cameras
and ink cartridges found in grocery and department stores.
posted $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006 compared
to $91.4 for IBM, making it the world''s largest technology
vendor in terms of sales. HP is now No. 1 worldwide
in personal computer shipments, surpassing rival Dell,
market research firms Gartner and IDC reported in October
2006. According to Gartner, the gap between HP and Dell
widened substantially at the end of 2006, with HP taking
a near 3.5 per cent market share lead.